All I can say is God bless the inventor of the snow blower (I say the same thing about the inventor of central air conditioning in the summer!!)!! Twenty two inches of snow is not easily shoveled. We actually heard about a man only in his 30's in the town over from us that suffered a fatal heart attack after shoveling his driveway. So sad. When the snow is wet and heavy like it was it's great for snowballs and snowmen but not so great for the heart and back. : ( Trevor and Brendan were out a total of three times to clear the driveway and walkway. The poor dogs have been doing their business in the same six square foot spot outside the back door since Monday. The little guy, Sparky, actually ventured into the deeper snow this morning and did a pretty good job of making a path for the big guy, Brady. He's 11 now and his legs aren't as strong as they used to be but that doesn't stop him at all. : )
Miss Meggie Mack went out to help her brothers shovel but didn't get very far. She has never seen this much snow before and couldn't believe how deep it was. I love how colorful she is against the snow!!
In other news . . .
|Our fireplace mantle. I used only things that I had around the house to decorate it. : )|
tonight Jim and I shop for the fixings for his world famous (almost) corned beef, cabbage and potatoes for tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day feast. We've invited some family and friends over to help us celebrate. I'll be visiting my favorite little farm in Cornwall for their homemade Irish soda bread and somebody will be bringing a pistachio cake (keeping with the green theme!). It should be a nice gathering. I think we all need it after being snowed in for a few days!!
Now I'm off to pack up some Etsy packages that need to be mailed out. I think I'll take along my camera when I head to the farm and post office. It's a beautiful day out today. The wind is blowing but the skies are blue and the sun is shining. There's another chance for a bit of snow this weekend but I'm crossing my fingers that Mother Nature is done with it for this winter. Bring on spring!! xo