Just Saying…

Yesterday it did snow here, and for four beautiful hours big, fat flakes fell from the sky.  That was from the perspective of my lakefront windows.

Not everyone thought it was glorious.  Our blue heron likes to stand on the fountain base in the middle of the lake (when the fountain isn’t running…not a Heron shower).  There he stood in quiet dignity while big  snowflakes made his blue grey.  That just wasn’t right!

The other bird whose routine was disturbed was one of the mallard hens.  They often of a morning root around in the grass for insects.  The added inch of snow accumulation meant she came up with her bill looking like a “milk mustache”.  Mustn’t laugh at mallards,  mustn’t laugh at mallards!

I’m not doing the whole knitting Olympics thing, but, of course, I am knitting while I watch.  Last night I finished up the toes of a simple sock and a Jaywalker, and cast on their mates.  The simple sock is my usual purse knitting, and the Jaywalker my home knitting sock.

Did you see the two new patterns Knitty is offering? I could knit Skew, but I don’t think I would ever wear them.  Rooibos, however, looked like it was written for me!  It will fit both my lifestyle and bod.  Why, yes, I have ordered yarn:  Knit Picks is shipping me some Swish Bulky in Merlot Heather.

Best of all?  It’s Spring Break, a.k.a. Mardi Gras, so I don’t have to study this week for my seminar.  Knit on!

And yet again!

I know much of the East Coast has been bombarded by repeated blizzards.  It’s been a record year for much of the country, and I acknowledge their plight before I complain of my own.  With that disclaimer, let me tell you what a weird year it’s been in Louisiana!

I’ve been a resident, other than some company assignments in other states, since 1974.  In that time I’ve seen maybe four light snowfalls.  They have always been an occasion of much wonder and surprise for the locals.  This winter we have already had two measurable snowfalls .  One began on the evening of my great-granddaughter’s birth, and I am certain she will always be told of that event.  So you can imagine my surprise when my Weather Bug started chirping today with a winter storm warning for Thursday through Friday…measurable snow and sleet!

When the Saints won the Superbowl, the headlines here were “No, hell has not frozen over!”  One would wonder if the journalists thoroughly checked their sources on this one.

Patience rewarded!

The doorbell rang at 4:15 pm today.  The UPS truck was at the curb, so I made DH answer the door.  I wasn’t sure I was competent at the moment to hold on to the box.  It was right for him to get the package, as it was his Valentine’s gift to me.  He said it was even wrapped up!  Gotta love him!

I wrestled the wrapping off my Industriell Easel cover, and DH freed the Nook from its amazing shipping package.  Would you believe you can watch this process on many U-Tube videos?  At least I learned a few tricks from them..like read the opening directions.  Heh!

The stockinette print skin went on just fine, and off the Nook went to charge.  Around 7:30 it had reached full charge, and I was able to register it and buy the first few books from my wish list without difficulty.  I’ve been happily reading ever since.

Now I have just one problem:  balance study/knitting/Nook time.  It’s a good life!

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