From where I sit, it's pretty cold and snowy in an awful lot of the U.S., Canada and in many spots in Europe. We are no exception to that -- and the birds are hungry!
Rick dug me out so I could make it to my second vaccine appointment. It was deep, and fortunately, fairly light snow. (I made it, though getting out of the neighborhood was a trick!) It was so cold, I took off my glasses when I was helping to shovel and the condensation on the lenses froze within seconds!
On the way home, I drove by the Ditch. There was no way I was walking in with just my tennies -- that snow was deep!
No one will be sitting on this bench today!
Meanwhile, on the home front, I did a Southern Exposure at Home last week when they delivered this wooden heart and all the paint and vase to hang from the front. I was pleased with it. Now it's on the hearth but it was outdoors for a bit and looked awfully cute!
A little Valentine baking was on tap, too. I made a half batch and wished I'd made a whole one!
There was some fun mail last week -- a few valentines from friends and this cute pin from Marilyn, who knew my word of the year was hope.
I'm still working on "A Woman of No Importance." It's good, but heavy enough that I need to take a break from it, so I read one of the old Frances and Richard Lockridge "Mr. and Mrs. North" mysteries. I read the one on the right. The one on the left is another by them but with a contemporary edition (and, I might add, less sleazy covers). The cover on the right has absolutely nothing to do with the plot of the book but I'm sure it sold a few back in the day!
I couldn't leave you without a picture of my girl who is mastering the art of cozy. It's a good life that this girl has!
After vaccine #2 I had a sore arm (but not as sore as the first time and a fever (101.2) the next day. Beats dying from Covid. Or even NOT dying and still getting Covid. Yes. Embrace hope.
And hope that it warms up soon! Good thoughts to all in Texas and other spots facing this wretched cold, especially with no power.