Hello and Welcome! Here, I will
shovel off dust off a spot for you at the picnic table. It is nice and sunny, if not too warm. I did see flakes in the air just a few minutes ago, but I think we are done. It is actually supposed to get above freezing today! Anyway, I will go get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a piping cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. Isn’t the back yard with the new fallen snow pretty? You can imagine we are a million miles from civilization even though we are in the middle of the village. Oh, were are we? Some of you may recognize that once again we are in New Hampshire. Yes, I will be returning to Cape Cod eventually! Just an odd winter…
We do not have quite the weather news that some parts of the country have! The “big one” was mostly rain and slush here. It still left us with quite a bit of snow, but the snow was the consistency of a ceramic after it all refroze. It snowed all day yesterday, but did not accumulate very much, perhaps 4″/10 cm, perhaps a little more. It has been pretty cold since mid/late January, which I guess makes up for the first half of January. I think this week will return to normal, which is great.
This was a normal week in most ways. I worked. Well, I had Monday off! Work was tough – a huge amount going on. I got the least amount of “formal” exercise of any week in well over a year, which is bad, but I was pretty active, which is good. I played with music, including spending a little more time doing finger exercises on the piano every day (the keyboards on a synthesizer are great for playing synth parts, but they aren’t great for building strength when compared to playing a real piano). I’ve been doing a lot of on-line math and science learning. I’ve been reading. I have been kicking around an idea for a book for years and wrote out the first few chapters the other day. I didn’t go farther “on paper” (electrons), but I have been trying to fix plot and characters in my mind. I’ve played with dogs, including doing a long walk with Fiyero at a jogging pace. I had a Lions Club Zone meeting. I’m sure there was more, but those are the big things.
Anyway, as I said, it is sunny, relatively warm, and the puppies have been bugging me. Plus, I need to get a layer of ice off of things so they will thaw (car and driveway). Thanks for stopping by. It was nice chatting! If you have a coffee chat, I’ll tery to stop in to say “Hello!”