Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snow Day!

This is what we woke to, yesterday. They say Bloomington (IN) received 12.5 inches of snow and for one of the few times in the history of forever, Indiana University was closed. I had a lovely day! I cleaned house, did laundry, ironing, cleaned the kitchen, warmed chili from the night before for lunch, made pizza and berry crisp for dinner, took a nap, read my book, (Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner) took a shower and shaved my legs, shoveled the drive with Doug and played with my puprs. Not especially in that order.

This is the view out our back patio door near the deck.
This is our Rose of Sharon bush.

A Rose of Sharon bud holding snow.

This is a light, shaped like a bell, normally covered in ivy in the summer months. Here, wearing a gown of snow.

Chelsea had a blast. She bobbed up and down like a rabbit. She tunneled through snow and stuck her snow in to sniff and investigate.

My swing. Care to join me?

Bird bath. It is peaked like this because there is a statue of a frog prince in the center.

Lovely day for a picnic.

View of the pines through the living room window.

View from the window in my keeping room.

Berry cobbler. I had a bag of frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. I tossed with sugar and cornstarch and then made a topping. It was delicious. I had the last of it this morning for breakfast, topped with vanilla yogurt.

"Healthy" version of pizza. I greased the pan with olive oil, used a roll out crust from a can- used jar pizza sauce, ground fresh Parmesan over that. Then I topped with shredded chicken which I had boiled in broth. Then I added black olives, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and pimento and topped with mozzarella. When Doug came home he said "what is the occasion?" I said "I just wanted you to see what it would be like if you had a stay-at-home wife."
It was a lovely stay-at-home day.

1 comment:

Miss Janice said...

Yum, that pizza and berry crisp...sounds delicious! Those are such good the dog running through the snow. I've always wondered what they think when they go outside to grass one day and a foot of snow the next??? My "Final Tea Post" was just the last of that series of tea posts...not my final post. I did not word the subject correctly! I'm still here:-)

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