Friday, February 17, 2017

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It was a magically perfect Friday night, after a long day and week of work. Started with the gift of such strong, warming sunlight as I stepped out of the office; ah, it's feeling spring-y! Then home to a margarita to go with the nachos for dinner, consumed while we watched a very all-time favorite movie. We flipped on the TV and found we could catch the last period of BU's hockey game which we knew Dean was attending -- and literally, about 4 minutes or so after turning it on, our Terriers scored to tie up the game and the camera focuses on Dean and his friend's celebrating the goal -- Dean's happy face right in the center of our set. I mean, that's the universe looking out for you.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Woke up to a couple more inches of snow today -- the kind that wanted to make everything look magical again.  I wish I could take pictures when I'm driving, but I can't -- almost my entire drive to work is tree-lined back roads and I felt like I was in Narnia.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Moonset.  Moon set.  Is that a thing? I was thrilled to catch this glimpse of the moon when I pulled the car out of the garage to head off to work.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Meet the newest member of the family. Only I think I accidentally packed away her potential mate with the Christmas decorations....


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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 I know when I am being lied to.



We're in the heart of our hard winter, now. Cold, grey days when you never see the sun; timing grocery store runs in between storms (and hoping they still have milk and break and eggs because people rush out in DROVES for those things as soon as a storm is forecast); getting out and shoveling, warming up, and then getting out to do more; ah, a nice fresh, hot pizza for dinner as a reward. We haven't lost power which is always something to be so, so thankful for, and we've been in a drought here so the snows help alleviate that. And maybe, just maybe, Monday will be a snow day instead -- definitely something to celebrate.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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An all-day storm, a snow day for working from home (oh well), shoveling, and just a wee bit of crafting. Mr. Gnome looks less lumpy in person, although I think the pattern needs some work in terms of that hand placement.... Hmmmmm

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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The kind of morning that made us both grateful to have gotten to work safely (and then home again, too!); we're in for a major blizzard tomorrow and so at least know that we'll be hunkered down here at home. It's been, overall, a mild winter with little snow so it would be churlish to complain. Also, I think that at least one big snowfall (predictions range from 10" to 16") is important for the natural processes that count on it. In the meantime, raising a glass of wine to the safety of all those we love -- you, too.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

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Brunch and made-to-order omelettes are the upside to having to work on days at school when the teachers and students are off but the administrative offices are open. That, and coming home in time to see a gentle little sunset and to take a little walk with Ken before making dinner. We're pretending spring is coming, and I suppose it's true that it is....

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

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Visitors are always a bit amused and baffled by our "Thickly Settled" signs; just another one of those things that you don't "see" if you see them every day. We got out for a couple of walks this weekend, which does help me feel just a little less thickly settled....

And a mythical, storybook moon to say goodnight. SkyView, as I think of it, is a free app for your phone which I highly recommend; while the moon isn't a challenge to identify, it will let you know exactly what each star and planet (and space station/satellite) is that lights up your sky.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017