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

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First came the ice…

and then came the snow.  Maintenance came last night and blew the snow off the sidewalks and now there is a very thick coating of ice on the sidewalks.  I was going out to take some pics this morning but it wasn’t safe.  I definitely do not want a broken bone on top of everything else.  I threw some ice melt on my back porch and came back in the house.  Peoria had 5 inches of snow yesterday.  First we had ice and then snow.    March 20th is the first day of Spring.  I am not counting that anymore so I am reducing the countdown till spring to 29 days.

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Taken from my back door this morning.  there is a layer of ice underneath the snow on my car.  Might I say again that I don’t like the snow and ice.

I can’t get out of the house to work on cleaning my car until maintenance comes and salts our sidewalks so I have decided to bake.  I am making something healthy this time.  Oatmeal raisin cookies which happen to be my favorite cookie and also my son's favorite.

I found another good book by Lisa Gardner on my Nook yesterday.  I sat up till 11pm reading and got up at 6 this morning when I woke up.  I actually have lots of good books on the Nook by some of my favorite authors.  So the Nook it is till I get some of those books read.

Stay Safe and be happy!!

Beth

30 comments:

  1. Not baking here going to have to shovel again.. ughh this winter white and repeated snowfall is such a downer. Making a pot of soup today,maybe potatoe thanks for the recipe.. :-) Prayers for you always XoXo

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  2. Hello, Beth! :) Oh, my God, how many snow you have!!! That's terrible! Well, Spring is coming very soon! :)

    Talking about books... I have lots of book on my tablet too, at least 200 fantastic books, waiting to be read, but you know? I prefer reading printed books; books which I can touch. It's a silly thing, I know, but...

    Today, in Madrid, we have sun and about 11 degrees. It's a good day, indeed!. And now I am going to paint while I listen to some American radio stations. At this moment I am listening to a radio station from Vermont. I can reach all the world thanks to Tunein.com :) Love it!

    Have a good Tuesday, Beth, and greetings from Madrid.

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  3. Hi Beth - Wow, stay warm and safe with your Nook and books. Hugs Nita

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  4. omgoodness, that's a lot of snow....good that you enjoy reading so much!!

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  5. Hard to believe that only 29 days until spring. That snow looks like so much fun:)

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  6. So sorry about the snow/ice. Glad you found some good books to read and your cookies sound good. Oatmeal Raisin was mama's fav. too!

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  7. Beth, It's good you didn't go on out. You are right, sure don't want anything broken. Stay safe. xoxo,Susie

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  8. So much snow we've had this winter! A pot of chili, a good book...that's the way to spend the cold days if you can. Spring is coming!

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  9. I found Miss Buncle on my Kindle this morning out of the blue. I had tried and tried to download it, but all of a sudden there it was. So strange. I'm going to try giving it a go.

    Oh ice...ugh. Our next system is coming in now; hopefully, it'll be a few inches and then gone. Hopefully.

    You chose well to stay inside. If only everyone would choose as wisely until things are cleaned up.

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  10. Boy you've really gotten hit haven't you? I know it can't last forever but it's been a very persistent winter hasn't it? I don't have near your skill in the kitchen, you sure make my mouth water! I'm reading Game of Thrones right now and watching The Haunted on Netflix when I have free time. Bless you my friend...keep counting down!

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  11. Yikes I cannot wait for you to have your Spring Beth you poor thing:) Hugs B

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  12. Poor Beth. You must be so sick of winter, but you remain brave and chipper.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. I'm so glad they come and clear our the snow for you!

    I've heard great things about those books. So on my wish list to read :)

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  14. Wow, Beth.....that's a long winter y'all have. Maine did too! How hard it must be to wait for spring, but what a glorious one it will be! Cookies sound perfect!!

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  15. We had the ice early morning too. We just cleaned the snow last night.

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  16. What a time you have had this winter. I am so sorry that you have even more ice and snow to deal with. We are supposed to get above freezing today for the first time in 35 days! whoopdedoo! Glad you have a good read to keep you company- xo Diana

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  17. Here in Redmond, Washington, a Seattle suburb, we have rain and high winds but a few short miles from us they have so much snow, they have to keep closing highway 90, a major federal highway, for many hours at a time because the snow just keeps coming and the avalanche danger is very high. Some people have had to wait 11 or 12 hours to go through and sometimes they have to have chains. I'm so glad we don't have to go anywhere. Take care and enjoy your oatmeal cookies which are my Jim's favorite. Bertie

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  18. Please stay safe. Broken bones are NOT fun. I would like to have some of those cookies - I love them very much and I'll bet yours are scrumptious!

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  19. As I keep saying, I can't imagine living with such conditions. Keep safe and definitely don't break a bone. Enjoy your read, and keep warm.

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  20. You are smart to stay inside until the sidewalk is safe.
    We had more snow too but then it warmed up to 40 and was a beautiful sunny day by afternoon.

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  21. Keep warm and keep safe! And eat a cookie for me. We had Spring today down here in Louisiana. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  22. Yikes! I would never make it anywhere north of Florida.

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  23. Of course, those cookies are healthy! They have whole grain and fruit in them! Keep safe! xo Nellie

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  24. Well I've gone over the snow thing with you earlier, so all I can say is that your Cardinals and my Red Sox have begun Spring Training...

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  25. We had over 12 inches of snow! It started as freezing rain, but then quickly changed to snow. I'm happy to say that today's warmer temps really felt nice. Glad you found some books on the Nook.

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  26. It started as freezing rain here, quickly changed to snow and we ended up with 12 inches! Today's warmer temps felt really nice. Glad you found some books on you Nook.

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  27. I love to read and have never read Lisa Gardner. Will have to check her out.

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  28. Yes! Ice under the snow is the most dangerous for walking and driving. I hope they get things cleared off for you. Enjoy your Nook!! :)

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