Today I am grateful for a sweet husband and a thoughtful friend, who both felt badly that yesterday’s snowstorm and resulting disrupted travel plans prevented a proper birthday celebration. The following images all brightened my day.
Okay, I can’t figure out how to remove duplicate images from this gallery posting. Apparently I am a WordPress loser. My ever-loving, always thoughtful and super-attentive husband gave me a smiley face birthday cake and a happy little African Violet plant. Perfect!
And my very good friend and pseudo trainer V gave me a sweet little butterfly birthday cupcake.
I am a very lucky girl, who will be enjoying much chocolate this evening.
I haven’t been to the gym on a weekend day since last year. Instead of using the treadmill I’ve been using that fancy new exercise equipment that is all the rage here in the Northeast, the shovel. Last night’s forecast was for 1 to 3 inches of snow. The actual amount was about 6 to 8 inches. No worries though. The snowbank is now over the mailbox, but the driveway is clear and my legs are feeling the burn.
I’ve been enjoying this snowy weekend.
First, my latest pair socks are finished. They are a gift, and hopefully the recipient is not reading this. I’ll be putting them in the mail on Tuesday.
Pattern: Campfire Socks by Cider Moon
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Multy, Color 314. Purchased at Webs
Second, for dinner last night, (and lunch today) I made a big pot of beef stew and a batch of Ina Garten’s buttermilk cheddar biscuits. Yummm. The perfect food for a snowy day.
Third, Jeff and I are going to see the Bruins play tomorrow afternoon. Just about three weeks until Spring Training, so until then, I am enjoying hockey.
Hope your weekend is fun too.
The forecast last night was for 6-12 inches of snow, beginning after midnight and continuing through the day today. By noon yesterday, I’d already decided that if I awoke and the snow was falling I would was working from home today.
It is so nice to be able to boot up my laptop, switch on the Blackberry and be connected to the office. I participated in two conference calls, wrote a new project proposal, and arranged reservations for two upcoming conferences. All in all, a very productive day.
The actual office is just one town away, but on these days when the city plows have yet to clear the street, the daily newspaper is never delivered, and the snow piles up on my driveway and covers my little car, it is such a treat to be able to accomplish the day’s to do list from the comfort of my office-slash-knitting room. And to not have to wash my hair.
Halfway through the second conference call, my colleagues seemed to have the situation well in hand, so I began casting on for “A Child’s French Sock” from Knitting Vintage Socks. That’s the problem with the office-slash-knitting room. It’s a bit of a distraction. Just a bit.