Good morning Tuesday!
I hope your weekend was good!
I also hope, of course, that you are all healthy and that you are managing to stay clear of Omicron.
The young quartet in LA are fine and healthy again.
Back to normal. SO nice.
Karolina tells us that having Omicron was like having a fairly bad cold, but it was not at all as bad as suffering from the flu. She was able to work thru out her illness. Luckily for her she did not have a lot of tasks to take care of. She had plenty of time for rest, too.
It really is important to take time out for rest when you are sick.
I am so happy to report that the four young ones are fine again.
We’ve had a very cold weekend here in my neck of the woods.
Now, now ... DO remember THIS, everything is relative in life. What I call cold here might not be cold for y’all ;-)
We woke up to 12 F (-11 C) on Sunday morning. It was 23 (-5C) on Saturday morning. As I have told you before, this house (and many, many others) are not built for this kind of cold weather. It is a good thing we have three extra electrical heaters in this house, one on each level.
BUT, there are also blankets and candles and what not …
AND, there is always time for walks. Just dress accordingly and you’ll be fine.
Peter and I headed for a trail we had never walked before in the suburb of Annandale here in Fairfax County. We got 10 km under our belt. It was chilly, but we were not freezing at all. The path was dry and free of ice as well so I did not need my crampons.
We were (surprisingly) SO not the only ones out and about. NO, there were a lot of people taking the lake loop around Lake Accotink this past Saturday.
In the evening, we made short ribs in wine sauce with riced potatoes, so good on a cold night.
LOOK at this typical Washington DC winter ... These colors are what we are dealing with from November to March. If we are lucky, we get snow every now and then.
Bashful ice porn, to say the least ...
On Sunday, we got another winter storm.
It was so pretty when the snow was falling. Peter and I ventured out in “our backyard”— aka the golf course— as usual. Lovely.
However, the beautiful snow did not stick around as it started to rain later in the evening. BUMMER!! Yesterday, it was just plain gross outside. Wet, gray, slushy, icy and windy. YUK. I did not even venture out on my morning walk.
We have a lot of deer living in the woods. Way too many. But this one was pretty cute as he/she looked at me in the falling snow.
I should move north, I think. Give me some really cold and snowy winters already.
I’ll take Vermont, upstate New York, Maine, Minnesota or … I am so tired of these unreliable Mid-Atlantic winters.
Anyhoooo, have a good Tuesday in your neck of the woods.