There's a snowstorm on the way! It should begin after midnight tonight and blow all day tomorrow as well, with an anticipated 8 to 14 inches of snow and possibly some mixing with rain here on the coast.
H and I have been preparing for the storm all morning.
The deck was cleared to make shoveling easier
The bird and squirrel feeders were stocked
H has had the plow on for about a week in anticipation of the coming winter, so the truck is prepped and ready to go!Snow shovels stand at the ready on the front porchTwo totes of wood are in the foyer warming up before being thrown into the stove
And another two on the porch ready to bring in
The boys were absolutely no help at all as they spent the entire morning in "romper room" activities, chasing each other through the house, stopping occasionally for a wrestling match.
I made a huge batch of meatballs to put into the freezer for meals later in the monthAnd last but not least, here's a picture of my latest craft project. H used to smoke cigars and he never threw the nice cedar boxes away, so I have a pretty good stash. I'd been trying to think of what to do with them when I came up with the idea to make gift boxes out of them. A perfect size to put my knitted socks in!
I just painted them with green spray paint and decoupaged on some pictures of fruit that I cut out of some wall border I had purchased but then never used.
All in all we've had a busy morning and now that we are finished with our storm preparations, I think we can sit back by the toasty wood stove and relax for the rest of the day. Tomorrow will be a busy one with plowing and shoveling, so we'll get plenty of exercise.
Good thing, too since Sluggo has taken to using the exercise bicycle!And so we wait as the sun sinks slowly behind the hills of Acadia. Tomorrow will dawn gray and white. Our first snow storm of the season. What fun!
Burnt Sugar Soufflé with Chocolate Sauce
4 days ago