Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a good day to sit and sketch

Although we aren't getting much accumulation, the snow is steadily falling and the birds are busily foraging for food beneath our bird feeders.  Jimmy's heart monitor battery, which we were told was supposed to be long lasting, is down to 24% of battery life left.  He's given it quite a workout these snowy days with keeping the sidewalks clear and clearing paths in the snow for the cats to walk in.

All this snow has its drawbacks.  I've put on a few pounds just sitting in the house eating my life away.  My clothes are telling me that it's time to stop snacking so much and get moving.  Now I know why I stopped's because I love my own cooking so well :))

Yesterday we made a trip to Richmond to make a doctors appointment with a doctor's office which is hard to reach by phone, and afterwards Jimmy thought he might like to eat a steak so we stopped at Applebee's which was nearby.  As we were eating the snowstorm arrived in all its fury covering the parking lot in minutes.  I've never seen snow fall so fast, so quickly.  The wind was gusting so hard that you couldn't see 20 feet in front of you, which made driving home a little treacherous.  When the wind finally stopped gusting things didn't look so bad after all.  There was a time when I thoroughly enjoyed hazardous driving conditions, but age has tempered my spirit.  Now I don't even want to risk being in a minor fender bender, at least not in my own car.

Our little calico kitten has discovered birds.  She sits on my printer and excitedly chatters at the birds.  I used to watch Jybow do this and now I sit here and watch the kitten chatter, although she is much quieter than Jybow was when she chattered.  It's hard to explain how the cat chatters but I'm sure that those of you who have cats know exactly what I'm talking about.

I'm going to finish drinking my cup of hot tea (Bigelow Constant Comment) and watch it snow for a while and then I'll probably find some good movie to watch.

1 comment:

Alipurr said...

love constant comment :)funny kitty
you should pass on some of your yummy recipes :).