Better snow than ice, I always say. Friday we had so much ice on the driveway that it took me an hour and a half to scrape it all off so I could go to work.
Saturday wasn't as bad, but the streets were still iffy as the temps continued to hover around freezing and the sky continued to send down just enough rain to be dangerous. It was Wayne's birthday, so we waited long enough for the salt trucks to get out there and then went to the store to exchange the gift I got him and to finish up his Christmas exchange shopping.
I had bought him a Hamilton Beach one cup coffee maker and the filter clogged immediately when we used it for the first time. At TJ Maxx we got this great Kitchenaid model for only $49.99. I made the first cup for myself this morning and it worked great! I did not eat the goodies from Trader Joe's this morning...yet. Hey, I bought salad and oranges too!
I've talked about my tree a few times, so here it is. It reflects our love of the outdoors with woodland critters and this year I gave it a new look with some different ribbon and some big sparkly balls and snowflakes for around $40. Have you seen the story about the woman who advertised on Cragslist for a family Christmas?
When I woke up this morning it was to snow and not ice. We're supposed to get 4-8 inches of heavy, wet snow today, always better to get on a Sunday than a workday. I suspect a few kids will be making snowmen this afternoon. I was lucky enough to spot our neighbor's granddaughter come out and plunk down in the snow to make a snow angel and I just happened to have the camera in my hand already.
Awwww! Now where is that cup of coffee and that chocolate cranberry roll from Trader Joe's?