It snowed all day today, oodles and oodles and oodles of snow. There was freezing rain mixed with the snow this morning. Attila did the last of his Christmas shopping this morning, without me, and he said that at every stop, when he returned to the parked car, he had to chip the ice off the windshield and windows. By noon the freezing rain had ceased to fall, it began to snow heavily, which continued until darkness fell.
I did my Christmas baking today, muffins for me, and mincemeat squares for Attila. We decided to have our big turkey dinner on Christmas Eve, so the oven will be busy most of the day tomorrow. Listening to Christmas Carols playing in the background, and gazing out the window from time to time at the beautiful falling snow, I enjoyed baking today.
Attila and I went out to shovel snow after supper, in the dark. The air was cold and crisp, the snow had stopped coming down. I tackled the area near the door into the house, while Attila took care of the large snow bank across the end of the driveway, left by the snow plow this morning. In less than half an hour we had cleared the driveway, and the path the front entrance of the house.
It was a quiet day here at Mist Cottage. When it snows outdoor sounds are muted. I did little things like pay bills, process paper work, and bake. Attila shopped, and ate, and ate, and ate. He is eating right now, his second supper. I have no idea why I weigh a bit more than he does, when he eats five times as much as I do, every day, it doesn’t seem fair to me. Such is life.
I am pretty sure my daughters do not read this online journal. So I am going to take a chance and post a picture of the booties and hats I made for Terra’s twins, Sunny and Sky. The fit is a guess, but if anything these will be too big for the babies.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT… 5-10 cm snow!
Date: 9:00 PM EST Saturday 23 December 2017
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Dew point: -6.0°C
Wind: WSW 8 km/h
Wind Chill: -8
Visibility: 24 km
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Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Very cute booties and hats. They match Sunny and Sky’s nicknames.
Looks like we’re supposed to have more snow tomorrow. Unfortunately, we have a family gathering in the evening. I’m not sure whether we’ll be going. I guess it depends on what the radar shows.
Enjoy your turkey dinner!
I love the hats and booties too! We’re supposed to get some snow tomorrow, just in time for Christmas. Merry Christmas to all!
Teri, thanks re the booties and hats, I hadn’t really thought about the colours matching their names! Must have been an unconscicous choice on my part, 🙂
I hope your Christmas Eve is wonderful travelling, or snuggled up at home!
Thanks Sandy! Snow at Christmas is so pretty, I love it, as long as the roads are good for people travelling. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
The foot blankets and hats are so snuggly and warm looking! Good work.
We have ice all over the surfaces outside, some areas of our city have no power, and this is a messy period here, weather-wise.
Happy Christmas to you and your Family!
Thanks Bex! They are made from Bernat blanket yarn, a kind of chenille yarn, so different than regular yarns, and very fluffy.
Ice, how awful. I hope your power stays on. Here the transition from autumn to winter is always very messy, with lots of ice and slush.
Happy Christmas to you and to Paul and to Belle!
I love this account of the new snow—I remember how it feels and sounds. Muted is the perfect word for it. What beautiful knitted sets! I’m sure you enjoyed doing them, and thinking of the precious children who will wear them.
Diane, I love the snow at the beginning of the winter, not so much in February, but in December it is lovely. We became quite jaded about snow living at the country house, there was so very much of, for such a very long time. At the country house snow represented isolation, and a lot of hard work. This is my fourth wonderful winter, Attila’s third wonderful winter, here at Mist Cottage. It is almost tropical here by comparison to the winters at our country house. Our dread of snow diminishes year by year, as we can easily keep up with the shovelling here, and do not suffer from isolation when the weather makes for bad roads. I am reverting to my childhood fascination with snow much more quickly than Attila, which is understandable, he worked out of doors when we lived at the country house, and winters had a visceral brutality to them that only he, of the two of us, experienced.
Thanks so much about the crocheted sets for Sunny and Sky, I did enjoy doing them! I wonder what they will make of them, they may think they are toys, lol!