Six More Weeks of Winter

Well, it looks like Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow this morning, and you know what that means! I can’t say I am surprised, given we woke up to this here in the Hudson Valley:

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We also woke up to a power outage (thankfully brief) and a two-hour delay for the schools. Frankly, I was happy with the delay because it made for a more relaxed morning. I made some berry muffins for breakfast, and I also made a banana bread for my co-worker. Last week was his birthday and I had no idea! One time I brought in banana bread and he still talks about how much he enjoyed it, so I decided he can have a loaf all to himself, LOL! (Here is my recipe for banana bread — I always get compliments on it!)

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At least the snow is pretty, right?

Snowy morning

Snowy morning

Snowy morning

Snowy morning

Though I have to say… this year I am really ready for spring. I don’t know what it is, but I’m just over the cold and the mess that comes with the winter season. The floors are constantly dirty from sand and salt. The wood stove, though I love it, does contribute to a lot of dust in the house. And I’m tired of bundling up to go anywhere. How on earth did I do it when the kids were little? I was thinking about that the other day — dressing up squirmy babies and toddlers in snowsuits and boots. Schlepping around the giant infant carrier… It really was so much work! I definitely feel for these frazzled young moms when I see them in the stores with their little ones. It’s not easy.

Well, it is time to get on with my day! TGIF!

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