In the Ditch, Literally

We finally broke down and bought a new mattress last night. I can’t even tell you how old our current mattress is, so we are excited to have the new set delivered next week.

On the way home from the store, I was following Dave in my car since we met at the store, and he slid into the ditch! I didn’t see it happen because he was turning a corner while I was still approaching the corner. No damage and no injuries, but his car was just a tad too far into the ditch to back it out. So we came home, changed into our boots and winter clothes (ski clothes), and went back to get his car out ourselves, since he really didn’t want to pay for a tow truck. He tied a heavy duty rope to the rear axle of each car, and I slowly pulled him out with my Subaru.

While we were getting ready to do this, a Sheriff pulled up to see if we were okay. She waited to make sure we got out, or she was going to help us get a tow truck. I’m sure she was probably also checking to make sure we hadn’t been drinking.

It snowed a couple inches so the roads were slippery. It was quite nerve-wracking to me, not the sheriff part, but having to pull Dave’s car out of the ditch. I’m such a girl! Not a big deal in the end, just a little drama.

I hear we’re supposed to get another snow storm on Saturday (4 to 10 inches predicted), so I think we will be hibernating for most of the weekend. I will be finishing up some final homework projects, and if there’s time, squeeze in some sewing and baking. As you can see, I have some new fabrics calling my name, which made me feel better while telling this little story!

I Won the Snow Bet

Every year, sometime in October, we make a bet on when the first snow storm will arrive. The requirement is that the snow has to stick to the grass.

I guessed December 4. Guess what, today is December 4, and this is what we woke up to! Woo hoo! I should mention that there is no research or science to the guessing. Just close your eyes and pick a day.

There is no prize. It’s just a fun little game we play.

After we clean the snow off the driveway, I need to clean up the gardens a little. I see I forgot to put those mums in the compost pile. Then we are finally going to put up our Christmas decorations. Should be a festive day at our house! Hope you are having a festive day too.

Winter Blast

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in the upper Midwest during winter? Most people probably haven’t had that thought come to mind, but I’ll show you anyway. We woke up to this scene!

Our local news reported that the Madison area received 15 to 18 inches of snow. It was blowing too, making it hard to get an accurate measurement. You get the idea with this picture.

It took us awhile to dig out. (thank goodness for the snowblower)

Then the plow came by. (our mailbox is buried in there, really!)

The sun started to peak out late this afternoon, so now we can enjoy this winter wonderland.

Next up, blizzard winds and sub-zero temperatures for the next couple days! You will find me in my sewing room.

Not Ready Yet

We had a full day of snow last weekend, and now it’s snowing again.  We’re supposed to get several inches today, but I’m just not ready yet for a snowy winter.  Maybe it’s because we recently had a fabulous ten-day vacation in the City.  Maybe it’s because I’m recovering from a cold, so I don’t have the energy to shovel or play in the snow.

it's snowingI am starting to get excited for the Christmas season, for baking, decorating and giving.  We have started our Advent calendar and bought a pretty poinsettia for a centerpiece on the kitchen table.  I love the red and green colors that decorate this time of year.

I am also looking forward to seeing the blue lights illuminating our trees outside. I love how mystical blue lights look with the glistening white snow, especially at dusk when the world rests in a blue calm.

early snowDave, on the other hand, is quite excited for lots of snow because he got a new toy!

Dave unpacking his new toyHe’s never been a winter person, although since we met he does like going skiing and snowshoeing.

Dave's new toy!

Apparently now he’s ready for a big storm!

I hope you are enjoying the warmth and coziness of nestling in this time of year.