A quick post to let you all know we're still alive and kickin'. Still can't get outside to do much except daily chores as we have about three feet of snow cover in any place that hasn't been plowed. Oh, yeah, and the piles of snow from plowing that are about six feet tall tend to hem us in.
After ending last week with temps quietly creeping up towards 32°, we had a mild (relatively speaking, I suppose, compared to most of the rest of you) weekend and a gorgeous day on Monday that hit 50° (!!) and felt wonderful. Or maybe it was Sunday. It was such a shock that I can't rightly remember.
Papa Pea immediately hooked up the outside hose and got a couple of vehicles washed.
But then Tuesday, we started the nosedive toward frigidity again. This morning we had 2°. Now a little after noon, we've hit 14°. The sun is shining brightly and on days like this, even some snow melts through evaporation.
Spring never comes quickly to the north woods so we've learned to be patient and enjoy the couple of "teaser" days Mother Natures chooses to give us. We still have the rest of March and the whole month of April in which we could get a lot of snow.
All of this is okay with us as we are still finding plenty of things that could/should be done inside and we're even doing some that we want to do.
I'm ready to put the binding around the edge of my spring shower curtain. I hope to get started on that yet today.
In sorting through some boxes, I found a stash of rug yarn and have a good start on this crocheted throw rug. Wish there had been a variety of colors to choose from to make it more colorful but there were just these two colors to work with. It will be fine for a rug in front of the washing machine in the garage. (Believe me, anything will help that area. It's on my list to attack. Unfortunately, it's not very near the top of the list.)
I'm off to check the barley casserole in the oven. It's a favorite one I usually serve as a side dish but I had some cooked venison in the freezer (which tastes just like roast beef to me) so I put that in the casserole to make it a one-dish meal.
Hope all of you who are further into spring weather than we are have been getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. Our air may be fresh, but drat and dang, it's still so cold!
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