From my deck: 3:00 p.m. This cracks me up. With the exception of the little bit of ice by the grill wheels, you'd never know there had been anything on the deck. And the shadow on the snow makes the background in this photo look like blue sky--as if a step off the deck would drop you down the side of a mountain. In fact we still have lots of snow, but we also have lots of sunshine. Three men came to the door and asked if we'd like our driveway shoveled. Why, yes, we would! And our sidewalks, decks and the entryway to the basement as well. We paid happily and high-fived each other because we would have spent a good part of the day shoveling and the snow is heavy!
I spent that found time working on a new project (and I haven't finished "July," although all that's left are the "quilt" stars at the bottom and the brown border. Here it is around noon.
I did some chores and came back to it: here it is around 7:00 p.m. It's "Rose Marie" by Blackberry Designs. I'm stitching with DMC on (I think) 34 count Legacy in a cream color. I'm hoping to finish it as an ornament before Christmas, although that calls for a trip to JoAnn's for backing fabric.
I should have put up the Christmas tree today, but I just can't bring myself to do it. The problem is that I want something different--not the same old artificial tree that we've used for years. So we're going to go out tomorrow and see what we can find. I'm hoping to find a nice cut tree. We'll see. I'd rather have almost anything--a palm tree perhaps, or a live tree with a rootball to plant later. Poor BF is just glad to be getting out of the house; I don't think he minds a trip to the plant store or my waffling.
Here's Elvis right after we adopted him two years ago, exploring. This is before he and Pink could be in the same room together because they'd fight.
Happy week ahead!