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Weekend Update – The Snow and Iced in Edition

>> Sunday, February 9, 2014

Weekend Update

Snow blew in Thursday afternoon and after three rounds of snow turned to ice pellets and freezing rain yesterday afternoon. It went from ‘Beautiful” to “When will this mess melt?” in a matter of a couple of hours. It looks like we’re not going anywhere again today but tomorrow should be warm enough to get things back to normal.

Currently //

Time // 9:30 am

Place // My recliner in the family room

Eating // A Trader Joe's chocolate croissant.

Drinking // Coffee (Stumptown Italian Roast for those who care. This afternoon I'll be trying some more tea from the Republic of Tea sampler box my sister in law gave me. Yesterday both the Cinnamon Vanilla and the British Breakfast teas were winners.

Reading // I'm absolutely enthralled by While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell and I'm kind of glad that we won't be able to leave the house today so I can spend a lot of time reading it. It's Historical Fiction that retells the Sleeping Beauty story from the viewpoint of a maid in the castle. I am absolutely loving it.

Watching // We've been watching season one of The Americans so we can catch up in time for the second season when it starts. We rarely watch new shows and prefer to see if they're going to last before we get involved. I heard so many good things about this show last year. Fortunately FX has been replaying season one and I made sure our DVR was set. It's so good. Keri Russell is a total badass in this show.

Listening // My current audiobook is The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters but I haven't listened to any of it since Thursday. I typically listen when I'm in the car and I've been stuck at home due to snow and ice since Thursday afternoon.

Looking // at the photos I took this week and I think this one is my favorite

Blogging // I've got three reviews to write but I think I'll have a hard time tearing myself away from While Beauty Slept to write them today.

Anticipating // Tomorrow's temperatures that will be high enough to melt this icy mess.

We went from beautiful and fun

To adding a layer of ice

to "that sidewalk was cleared on Friday afternoon but now we might need a chisel"

What are you reading? What are you listening to? What are you doing?


Les 2/10/2014 5:54 AM  

Ugh. I hate ice! We had more snow yesterday, but that's it for now, according to the weather channel. We may even hit 40 by the end of the week. Yahoo!

I've eyed those chocolate croissants at TJs, but have yet to throw a box in my cart. Are they as good as they look?

Your daffodil photo is stunning! It looks like a painting and I'd be very tempted to buy it if I found it in a shop. Love that color combination. So cheerful!

I'm reading William Kent Krueger's Iron Lake with Bellezza. I don't think either of us are enjoying it as much as we'd hoped... Listening to The Ocean at the End of the Lane on my Nano. Love Gaiman's voice!!

Kailana 2/10/2014 10:29 AM  

While Beauty Slept sounds like something I would like. Look forward to your review!

Tif Sweeney 2/10/2014 10:35 AM  

I actually kind of like snow, but the ice I could really do without! We have gotten a lot of that these last couple of years in the Midwest. Ugh! I hope it warms up and melts quick for you!

I have heard really good things about The Americans too. I might have to check it out as well.

SuziQoregon 2/16/2014 8:26 PM  

Les: Exactly! The snow was annoying but pretty but the ice made me anxious for temperatures warm enough to melt it. You should try the chocolate croissants - they're easy and yummy. Sorry you're not enjoying Iron Lake. I have The Ocean at the End of the Lane on my ipod but haven't statred it yet.

Kailana: Oh it's so good! You should read it.

Tif: The Americans is very good. I'm so glad we were able to catch up with season one.

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