It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

And the snow…

did come and I really am a bit tired of it.  It is 22 degrees now with light snow but the wind has died down so it is not blowing around as bad.  I am going to try and catch the guy that will be here soon to blow the sidewalks clean and use my best I am a poor old lady look to see if I can stop him from blowing the snow against my tires. 
 I am heartened by the fact that it is only 43 days till Spring!
 
My internet service was down yesterday for most of the day.  I was on the phone with a tech guy for about an hour trying to fix the problem.  I am telling you that my bones protested the up and down and unplugging this and that and plugging it back in and changing the surge protector plus my tri-focal glasses were getting a work out.  I wasn’t able to visit you all yesterday but I will try to do so today.
 
While my internet was down I did manage to run the vacuum and get the kitchen floor mopped.  I never did bake a cake as I found some brownies in the freezer and I had my ice cream with them.  The chili was very good and I will have another bowl for lunch and freeze the rest.  I am going to clean out the freezer today too.  That is my number one priority as I am not even sure what I have in there.
 
One of the things that I miss the most after selling my home was the garden.  Below is a picture of the garden we had.  Growing on the the fence was pole baby lima beans.  They were wonderful.  I used to freeze many packages of them each summer.
 
garden 12-jul-2004
 
I am not sure what I am going to do today as I am stuck inside.  The temps will be dropping all day and we are under a wind chill warning for the next few days as the wind chill goes way below zero again.
 
I hope it is warm and sunny where you are.  Stay safe and be happy!!
 
Beth

36 comments:

  1. A bit frustrating when internet is down! Those beans look wonderful! Maybe you could find a few at a vegetable stand. The taste is always better when home grown. Spring is on its way...soon, we all hope!

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  2. Thanks for the garden pic, nice to see some green! I bet you miss your garden, I would too! Hope the "old lady" act works! lol....Stay warm!!!

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  3. Your weather sounds dreadful. Glad you enjoyed the chili and brownies with ice cream sounds like a real treat.
    What a lovely garden photo. I love fresh lima beans...with cornbread!
    Stay safe and enjoy the day.

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  4. I love baby limas, Beth! We've not ever grown those, though we have grown the larger ones. Internet problems are no fun, and neither is it fun to have to be up and down trying to "fix" the connections - which are probably not your problem in the first place!:-) Stay safe and warm! xo Nellie

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  5. Oh Beth..what a lovely picture of your garden. I know that must have meant a lot to you. Beautiful! Stay inside and keep warm love....maybe think about an herb garden in the kitchen!

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  6. Hi Beth,

    Weather here wet and wild, it has rained and rained and rained, but as yet no snow, for which I am thankful. Also thankful I don't live in the west country which is badly affected at the moment, by flooding and wild winds. I like your new quote, something I can be only too guilty of. Hugs Nita.

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    1. I tend to over worry about things too. I have always done this and I want to work really hard to change this.

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  7. Oh Beth! What a lovely picture of your garden! Makes me dream of summer! I know how much you must miss that! Always good to read your posts. Stay inside and perhaps plan an herb garden for your kitchen! Sending hugs!

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  8. Oh Beth that was a beautiful garden, I am sure you miss it. The snow is falling here again six inches last night and still coming down, I am not minding it if I do not have to drive anything except the tractor, the cows had me smiling this morning:) Hug b

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  9. amazing what we can get done if we unplug - even if we're forced to at times. :)

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  10. Beth, You are warming then we are this morning. We are 4 degrees with the wind chill -18. I am stuck at home because I can't get out of my driveway until it is bladed. Hubby went to PT yesterday and they are going to do it 2 days a week. My paper person usually pulls in my driveway, but not this morning. I have been reading blogs and then I will probably do some embroidery. Working on taxes. Have a wonderful day stay warm and safe.

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  11. Your garden was beautiful :) Stay warm, our wind chill today and tomorrow is below zero. I'm over this Winter :p 43 more days Woot Woot!!!!

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  12. It's one extreme or the other:) A couple years ago....no rain....no snow.....and this year it's all crazy. It hasn't been that way here in Tucson:)

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  13. We got between 10 and 12 inches here since yesterday. And I have to try to get out and get my cast today...son has been digging out the drive and will take. I'm a little nervous, but trusting that it'll all be okay. Your little garden was beautiful--I'll bet you do miss it...

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  14. 9 below zero for us with wind rising later today bringing wind chills of 30 below zero...plenty of snow...am I spring ready? why yes, yes I am!

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  15. We are so cold here too, but nothing like the rest of the nation.
    I so understand about the freezer...I haven't an idea what is in the back and am almost afraid of finding out, but...it is on my list too.
    Stay warm and safe. xo

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  16. What a lovely picture of your garden - gives us hope for summer! I'm with you, I'm so sick of cold. You have been getting all the snow down there, whereas we've been somewhat spared from that the last two storms - which I'm grateful for. We have 49 inches on the ground presently and don't need anymore. Hope you got your car dug out. New blog post this time.
    http://shufflingalongwithparkinsonsdisease.blogspot.com/2014/02/dumb-dumb-and-dumber.html Don't worry if you can't comment - I know that blogger is giving you fits on that.

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  17. Hi, Beth! Your garden looked lovely, indeed! I see you have a very bad weather there, well, in the north of Spain the weather is terrible too, but here, in Madrid (in the center of the country), things are different: today we have had a sunny day, a bit cold, yes, but sunny and bright after all.

    You look forward to Spring, Beth, and me too because in April I want to travel to Tuscany, in Italy, and I hope the weather will be fantastic! And in May, I'll go to visit my parents in Cordova, in the south of Spain, Andalusia.

    In Spring, Andalusia is in blossom and the air smells to orange blossom in all those beautiful streets of Seville, Cadiz, Cordova or Granada, and we have another four pretty provinces in Andalusia full of light, sun and flowers.

    Well, Beth, Spring is coming. It's nearly here :)

    Have a good day. Stay safe and well, you too.

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  18. Stay safe and war my dear!

    It's sunny here but VERY cold, had to turn all the heaters on in the house. Thinking blankets are in my future :)

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  19. all we got was rain, which is melting most of our snow. sounds like a soup day, with a good book!!

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  20. Stuck inside here, too! Mmmm. those fresh baby limas would be good today! Keep smiling!

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  21. More winter weather here again today too. I think I'm about ready to start counting the days to spring with you. : )

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  22. It rained, and now it's warm and humid. I don't garden. I just try to keep the plant growth under control.

    Love,
    Janie

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  23. I am sorry that you are so cold. We had a lot of snow since midnight. Now it stopped and we have freezing rain.
    Keep yourself warm. I will be praying for spring to come soon, for you and for us.

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  24. Dear Twin...help will be on the way soon. And like you, I will NOT complain when it gets hot (although that 107 temp we had and the 105's sandwiched in through out a week last summer was horrible..I admit. xoxoxo

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  25. Hi Beth, your beans growing on the garden gate looked lovely and just make me long for Spring. For now it is just too cold to be outside. I was going to go to town tomorrow, but we had a high of 16 degrees today . . . there's nothing that I need bad enough to go out and freeze, if I don't need to. Also, if I stay home . . . I'll save money, LOL.
    Have a lovely day and keep warm
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  26. Hey I have to say finding brownies and ice cream - has to improve the day.

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  27. Love the photo, Beth! It snowed here today in Montreal...and the winds were strong, too.

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  28. Snowed all day and still going here, too. The good thing is that you have sweet memories of your garden and you can see out your kitchen window!

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  29. Nice looking garden. We always had one too, until we moved up here to Washington and lived in and apartment and then a Condo. I miss it too. You can't get that wonderful flavor in a grocery store. I saw some daffodils today as I left Whole Foods. That usually is a means to give us hope that spring is out there somewhere. Bertie

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  30. The garden of your former home looks pleasant.
    In winter here when it's a bit windy, the chill of it cut me to the bone, then it takes ages to warm up.
    It's good you can fix the internet along with the technician. Clever lady, many could not do that :)

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  31. I am with Bill in Texas, and it is snowing here. I can't get away from it. My friend and neighbour at home is caring for our cats. She said we just got 6" of snow there!

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  32. Love looking at the garden Sis, I am so tired of the white..we do need some color. I made chicken and noodles yesterday, it was yummy. Glad you reminded me our freezer needs cleaning too. Prayersfor you always.. XoXo

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  33. I hope you're warm and dry and safe and the guy didn't spray snow all over your car tires. Brownies and ice cream sound delicious! ;)

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  34. Hi Beth, my internet link was down a few days ago, and I couldn't believe how much I missed it. I checked it again and again, just to make sure. :-) We're not experiencing snow as yet, but huge parts of Britain are under flood warnings. Lower lying landscape is very vulnerable. Worry seems part of this Weather pattern we're all experiencing, and it makes you wonder how bad it can get. BUT best not to dwell, as my mum used to say, there's enough to worry about without searching for more. I've brought a spoon for the ice cream, can I just dig in? hugs aplenty. xPenx

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  35. Well as you know I have been having computer problems for about a month or maybe more. Now I can write again but it's still having a problem reading discs. It may be time to take it behind the barn and shoot it.
    I grew up with gardens. During the summer we always had fresh vegetables and home made spaghetti sauce. It was the best I ever tasted. My dad even attempted watermelons one year. The didn't get very large but boy were they sweet and delicious!
    I don't know if you got my email thanking you for the cookbook or not, so thank you very much! I am going through it. Arlene won't get the book because I am the one who needs to enlarge my cooking repertoire she a very good cook. She makes a wonderful spaghetti sauce among other things. Again thank you very much!

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