Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snow day activities

What weather we are having here on Long Island. Yesterday we had a record high temperature for the date and today we have a blizzard! Obviously I had a snow day today. So the big question was what to do with my free time today.
First, I made a pot of Chicken Barley soup. I had a rotisserie chicken carcass in the fridge and some frozen cooked turkey, so I combined a couple of recipes that I found online and came up with a delicious soup.

I straightened my sewing machine table a bit. I started a small new project that I need to buy some bits and pieces for.
I am kicking myself, because I had inherited a boat load of zippers many years ago and gave them away. They weren't colors that I thought I would ever need. Now I could use a few of them as color doesn't matter for my project. Sigh...

I did a little stitching on Baker Beach and tonight I will work on my Feather and Fan shawl. I am also trying to determine which of my crafts is making my right hand hurt. It feels like I might be getting a cyst in my palm. Another sigh....

Hubby and I are waited for the snow to abate a little bit so that we could clear our driveway and sidewalks. It is bitterly cold and windy outside, so we had to take it slow. 
Normally, I don't mind the shoveling, but I am really not looking forward to it today. I will have to get to work tomorrow though, so it must be done. We just shoveled the front walk and our double driveway.
Don't you love the way the sun is shining on the tree behind me?
This is a whole lot of snow!

But a beautiful sunset.
Only one work day and then the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!



7 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

That is a lot of snow Cathy. We are having a splattering of snow today too, a few drops here and there so far not really settling for which I am truly grateful.

Tanna said...

Love the photo of you in the snow with the sun shining through the trees! Girl, that's a LOT of shoveling. While, it is so beautiful to see, I don't envy your shoveling! Be safe and stay warm. blessings ~ tanna

Mii Stitch said...

That is certainly a LOT of snow!!
Best stay indoor & stitch... If only Life was so easy :)

karen said...

I love snow and I love your photos of snow! Looks like a fantastic snow day :)

Kaisievic said...

Wow! I love the snow - we never get any here in Eaglemont, unfortunately.

FlashinScissors said...

Gosh, you do have a lot of snow! (It is snowing here at this moment, shouldn't come to much though! - the iPad weather forecast doesn't even show snow!) Hope you got lots of stitching done! Nice pictures of you and hubby!
Barbara x

The Cozy Quilter said...

Rained here today. Then, a few flakes of snow that melted when they hit the ground. Now, rain again. We have hardly done any shovelling at all this year. The snow is very pretty. Just think of all the exercise you are getting when you shovel...

Hope you have some stitching time to recover.