Yet again, it dumpsnowed on a Friday. They were predicting 10-15 cm. We got closer to 25, but I'm fine with it for the following reasons:
He loves it SO much a 10 minute walk tires him out as much as a normal hour long walk.
Therefore: I save 50 minutes every time it snows.
He jumps, pirouettes, and kicks with glee at my side as we walk until I tell him he can go ahead of me at which points he does all of these same things while dragging me across snowbanks with rocks in them.
I made an extra spicy pot of chili-con-carne the night before the snowfall and prepped my toppings of avocado, shredded cheese, and sour cream. I knew it was coming and I planned.
The chili prep took half an hour.
Last week it took me 3 hours order and then go exploring for my dinner.
If you're confused, you can read my food delivery fiasco story here.
Therefore: I save 2.5 hours by making a pot of chili in advance.
I've now gained a total of 3.5 hours because of the snow day.
The snowfall took me exactly 1 hour to shovel.
So based on snow math my Friday this week had 26.5 hours.
So yes. I do have more hours in my day than you do.
Enjoy the puzzle.
60 piece puzzle
If I'm being honest, and I rarely am, I like the snow. It's bright and creates a muffled quiet you didn't realize was missing from your life.
It beautifies everything if falls on; dog poop, a shoe in the backyard, your neighbour's electric blue trampoline, all muted in a duvet of tangled snowflakes.
That will one day melt revealing an even worse version of everything underneath.
Have a good weekend! 😂
I agree! I love snow! I love the sound, or lack thereof. I always make a pot of chili or a pot of chicken soup before a storm, and some bread rolls. And I make a batch of muffins for breakfast. And maybe a batch of “walking around bacon”. Thus, I have lunches, dinners, breakfasts all ready to go. If the power goes out, I can eat like a queen!
Enquiring minds need to know:
What is “walking around bacon”???
I think she means she cooks up a batch of bacon and walks arounds eating strips of it - sort of like snatching a piece before giving any to anyone else :)
My guess is that she is referring to bacon strips! I know I will walk around the house chewing on one!!
"Walking around bacon", lol!! ~ karen
I'm in Florida. We don't have snow here. We'll maybe every 40 or 50 years but I digress. I love fog. To me, it's like snow. It muffels sound and makes ugly things hard to see. That's good for everything except the dog poop.
I never thought of fog as muffling sound, but you're right, it must! ~ karen
We got about 4” here on the other side of the lake and Penny is enjoying it too! I, on the other hand, enjoy sunny and 80 😎. Today is seed starting day and my bale of peat moss is across the snowy yard in the back shed. One of these years all my supplies will be in the same spot!
Oh! Are you just getting everything set up and ready to go today or are you planting? ~ karen!
Love your math.
I live in central Minnesota,USA. We have more snow than I ever remember, even as a kid, and that's a long time ago. Over 70 inches (~1.75m) so far this season. Expecting more today, maybe another half a foot (15cm), give or take. Daylight savings time kicks in tonight, negating any potential time savings from the snow...
My dog romps like a pup in the snow, but the only time she runs on her walk is when we encounter unshoveled paths, so we don't save as much time as you and Philip. She'll be 12 this summer.
The storms that hit here usually impact you on the way to the east coast, so get ready for some more time savings!
UCHhhhhhh, lol. I guess I'd better chop more wood. Betty told me she heard there was another storm coming. Our winters are starting much later and continuing on much longer in recent years. ~ karen!
My area of Chicago only got some drizzle and VERY light snowfall that didn't stick to the sidewalks. My son in the northern burbs was dealing with about 6 inches (and I don't know what that is in your goofy metric stuff). A few miles and a few degrees can mean the difference between mild weather and polar bears in your back yard. The puzzle was fun as is always the case. My name is Randy and I'm a Jigidi-holic.
Hi Randy! 6" is about 15 goofies. ~ karen!
My 7.0. grandson is the same in snow - he loves it, diving in it , throwing it in the air and making caves, even in the Alberta -15 cold temps.
Do you have to keep him on a leash so he doesn't run away too? ~ karen!
Such a snow bunny he is! Great picture to put together, thanks. Enjoy the 1/2-hour-prep-only chili while taking in all that extra time. ;)
He reallyyyyy is Deb. He'd stay outside in the snow all day and night. I swear I'm going to get organized with my puzzle material and get some good subjects lined up. I know Philip is cute but enough is enough.😆 ~ karen!
Yup, we got snow, one day sunny, the next snow, then gone as fast as it comes. This is the best winter EVER here at the bottom of Michigan. The gloom gets to you sooner than the cold. The quiet is greatly appreciated, but the sunshine saves us here.
I agree! I live in Grand Haven, Michigan and have loved this winter so far... I do hope Spring is arriving soon!
I know! That's why I like the snow - at least it tricks you into thinking it's sunny out. ~ karen!
Right now I’m sitting here in my jammies listening to the calming roar of the snow blower while my sweetie clears the driveway. After last Friday’s storm, it took 5 hours to do. Yes that’s five freekin’ hours!
I am so done with winter.
Think I’ll bake some chocolate chip cookies for him to inhale when he’s finished.
I believe it! It's been the kind of snow that's hard to even snowblow. Conversely it's never hard to eat chocolate chip cookies. ~ karen!
He floated into the kitchen guided by his nose and the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cookies, like that Peanuts kid in the cartoons. 😋
🤣😂 Thanks for the visual!!
Envious. ~ karen!
Phillipe is just SO DANG BEAUTIFUL! I have a black Cockapoo and he is so hard to photograph...the snow is a perfect backdrop. So glad you shared.
I genuinely kind of hoped I'd get a white poodle even though I prefer black, because the white as SO much easier to photograph. ~ karen!
We've been having alternating days of 80s, 50s, 30s, I have no idea what to plant! Argh!
All (5) of my potatoes have sprouted though!
I want to eat them...
Yeow....all you northern peeps! I'm a little jealous of the clean snow hiding everything that will need to be done.
We're in Central Alabama and very much on the downside of winter. 80 degrees last week and a frost predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings this week. Roller Coaster of temps. We aren't blowing or shoveling snow, but we have cut the grass twice this season.
Today I transplanted (potted up) about 30 tomatoes, 4 red bell peppers, some marigolds, potted new dahlia tubers (cafe au lait) and a couple other new items probably not allowed to discuss since we are in Alabama :)
Eager to get this party started OUTSIDE. Space is getting crowded under the LEDs and some plants are growing like weeds!
Ohhhhh, you're right at the fun part. :) I've only started a few seeds (maybe 30 plants) and can't wait to get into the 4-6 weeks from frost zone when almost everything gets planted. :) ~ karen!