Friday, December 17, 2010

A winter wonderland

Hoo boy.  Such a day it has been around these parts!  Awoke to a bodacious ice storm, the Irishman couldn't make it up the hill, so he came back home and called in to work. He had to leave his truck up the hill on the side of the road for a while, but eventually got it back to the driveway.  I baked cookies today...the Walnut Snowball cookies and biscotti and fudge brownies.
 Then I tried to go to Miss B's, but about a mile up our road, I lost control of the car and it went into a slo-mo ballet, spinning around and finally parked itself in the ditch, facing the direction I was coming FROM. An hour and a half and 2 guys on ATV's later, I was back home, but parked in the lot next to ours so I wouldn't have to risk that treacherous hill  back up into our driveway.  Sadly (???) I dropped my cell phone into a snow drift and it got soaked, so it wouldn't work until just a little bit ago. lol

  The Irishman's potluck was cancelled, so we had a wonderful dinner of NY strip steaks, rice pilaf and corn on the cob from the freezer.  Had a netflix movie called Valentine's Day and watched it, then watched an Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle movie called Reign on Me. Both were great flicks. It was a nice evening with just us and the critters.

   I'm whipped and ready to head for bed, but wanted to  make sure I posted a little something about my day.  It was noteworthy.  lol

  Hope everyone is staying safe and warm. I'm off to dreamland...



jozien said...

oh my, best to stay home indeed, do you have the tree up and a woodstove to keep you warm?

Akannie said...

lol...Hi Jozien!

Yes the tree is up, albeit a small fiber optic tabletopper. Too many animals in this house for a real tree...I spent the last few Christmases constantly chasing them out of the branches and picking up busted ornaments. Not worth the trouble.

We don't have a woodstove, but we have a gas furnace and are keeping warm and cozy. I have a pumpkin pie in the oven for a solstice potluck tonight and the house smells dreamy....