Celebrating the return of the sun...
But not celebrating with friends here on Honeysuckle Hill... got knocked on our keisters yesterday by our first winter storm. It was crazy...looked like blizzard out there, because the winds were at 50 mph. It actually ony snowed about an inch, but it came fast and hard and now all the country roads are iced over and packed down and although not completely inaccessible, I am afraid our city dwelling friends would not be able to navigate out here. Country road, no street lights, no salt...life in the country. Designed to keep the riff-raff out. lol
Soooo...we have cancelled/postponed the big party until another time. Maybe Valentines Day. When the "weather" came rushing at us yesterday, I stopped in my tracks. I didn't make any soup, I didn't bake any more bread. I finished the cleaning I was doing and as the electricity kept going in and out, I knew there was a very good chance that this would happen. And I started to relax. lol
The Irishman called after work and asked if I absolutely HAD to have him stop at the market for a couple of things I had listed for him last night, and I said no, just come home safe. Well, on the way home in the storm, he slid off the road and a guy stopped and picked him up and brought him all the way home. So, this morning we had to slowly pick our way up the road and go see about his truck. We called the tow truck and before they could get there (a 4 hour wait) a couple of guys with 4 wheel drive came by, procured a tow strap and pulled him out. So he called and cancelled the truck. Thank God, he wasn't hurt, the truck wasn't hurt, and I made it back down our icy road with out sliding off the road. All the roads in town, of course, are clear.
So, everyone has been contacted and the party is cancelled, and I don't know what to do next, because my list is MOOT. :) Not really. I took the bread dough out of the fridge and made balls and set it out to raise. Rise. (You know, get bigger). I am going to finish a couple of little things I started yesterday, like taking furniture polish to the dining room table legs and the chairs. I MIGHT make a batch of granola bars. Or I might not. lol I'm kind of on vacation. I did make the bed, do the breakfast and lunch dishes and vacuum the furnace filter. And in a little while here, I'm going to sit on the couch with my feet up and a warm fleece blanket pulled around me, and watch The Young and the Restless. Bahahahahahaha....the Irishman is out right now, taking a load of stuff to the recycling center and stoppibng on his way home to pick up my Christmas ham. I may not have to leave this house for a week. lol
Today is cold (30) but sunny. Once the sun goes down, it will drop to 21 degrees and all the melting slush will freeze again, hard as a rock. Slick as snot. haha Starting tomorrow, temps are warmng up again into the mid forties for 2 days and then back into the 30's for Christmas. Who knows? We might get snow for Christmas and we might not. I don't care either way. I'm sure there'll be plenty more chances.
Alrighty then...I'd better get in the kitchen and check on those 2 loaves of bread. Thinking I might have a cup of nice hot tea and a biscotti to go with it while I watch Y&R. It's an exciting life I lead, I'll tell ya, lol