11 October, 2009

off the hook!!

it was one of those slow weeks. i have a cold. everything was typical of life in these parts. i'd brought home a treasure from my sister-in-law but didn't want to post that yet so i'd been wondering what in the world i had that was blog-worthy for this week when i woke up to this sight on saturday morning. we were expecting 1-3 inches so it wasn't the fact of snow (early october? yes, i guess it is the fact of the snow) it was the amount. easily 5" at 7:00 and still snowing!!

charlie
loves
the
snow.














tim cleaned off the driveway, took me to work (which i really appreciated), helped me shovel the walks at the library (which i hope the city appreciated),and made the most delicious beef stew for lunch!!


later that afternoon i tried a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that had caught my attention some time ago.
2 cups chunky pb; 2 cups brown sugar; 2 eggs; 2 tsp baking soda. mix it. bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. let rest a couple minutes before removing to wire racks. they were very good.
my flower beds are so sad. i hadn't cleaned anything out, there were still daisies blooming, my lavendar was waiting to be cut. i'm assuming the weather will warm up again and i will have quite a mess to deal with.....
and i can still look forward to posting on leslie's treasure.

2 comments:

Maggie said...

I really enjoyed the snow scenes, especially your dog nosing in it! your post had a nice cozy feel to it.
I watched the ball game the other night and saw how the crowd was dressed. You got some EARLY snow!!! I'm out in New England and we are due for some heavy frost this week. Like you, I haven't cleaned out the flower beds yet. Why do the seasons seem to catch us unaware year after year?

downthegardenpath said...

maggie,
november would be considered early snow - this is a disaster!! we're getting rain today and the poor trees are groaning under wet leaves and the threat of ice....
today, though, i'm inside with charlie. i have chicken soup simmering and i'm headed for a cup of tea. with our son and his wife in new london ct we've been out east each fall for the last several years. we'relooking forward to our visit the first week of november.