Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very warm French/Sumatra Roast blend, a cuppa tea or other warm beverage. I was just out for a while without hat, cloves or coat (I have a thick wool sweater and turtleneck) and my hands are still frozen. It is about 20 F (-7 C) out there now – not frigid, but cold enough. It is sunny and beautiful and should get up to 40 F (5 C) today. A heat wave! And where are we? It is a new photo at the top, but you may recognize it as being from New Hampshire.
This week in ways was a return to winter with a taste of spring. When I returned from Cape Cod on Sunday I was a little surprised at how much snow was still on the ground and the roofs of houses. It hadn’t melted at all since I left on Wednesday, but it was icier! And there was a lot of ice. And then we received more snow with ice on top this week. But then it warmed up. Thursday was very warm, about 48 F (9 C), and then Friday was a bit cooler but still in the 40s. Of course the ground is still frozen, so very little snow has melted. But Thursday the air smelled like March. Yesterday as well, but not as strong. Today, although it was cold, there was a slight March twinge in the air. Great! Well, it is about to end – it will not be above freezing for most of the week with temps dipping down into the single digits. This coming week looks like January. And honestly, Tuesday of last week looked and felt like a mid-January day. It was bitter cold. We have had so little snow this year compared to most, and yet I am sick of winter. There have been record breaking warm spells and no record breaking cold, but overall it has been 5 to 10 F colder than usual. This is because the Jet Stream is farther south than usual.
OK, this morning Fiyero decided to explore the yard above us. I had to climb to the top of the hill. Not easy. Coming down is worse – it is as steep as a black diamond ski slope, maybe a double diamond, and pure ice. I could not get a foot hold. It took me over 10 minutes to claw my way down. I am not happy with Fiyero this morning…
It was a typical week beyond that. Not a lot to talk about. OK, Dottie, I had massage this week, which is always a high point ;) Actually, it is – I’d be so stiff I wouldn’t be able to move without it….
Anyway, I have a lot to do today and need to be off. Thanks for stopping by for a coffee and a chat! If you have a coffee chat I will try to stop by, but I can’t guarantee it.