Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Slippy Out There


Winter came today.  10 centimeters of the white stuff flew down this morning, coating the trees, houses and roads.


We even got our first snow day from work.  It was coming down heavy at noon when the notice came out.  Freezing rain to follow, get home before the roads turn to ice.  

I have never been able to identify this antique cast iron piece.
Regardless, it makes a fantastic container for festive winter greens.
I don't need to be told twice.  There's nothing I hate more than driving 25 kms through a snow storm to get home.  Especially when conditions are 'slippy'.  

And it turned out to be a great afternoon to get started on that Christmas baking.

27 comments:

  1. It is like being let out of school early. Enjoy your free time. We had our first flurries of the season today. :) I love to see that white stuff...when I am at home.

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    1. That's exactly what it feels like Lisa. A free afternoon off to play in the snow - weee!

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  2. It's mild and rainy here on the south shore of NS. No baking done yet, but weekends are coming up. Stay off the slippy roads!

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    1. Sandy, I managed a couple dozen butter tarts to start. I like baking but find it so time consuming. It was nice to find myself with extra time to do it.

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  3. It's great that they let you go home when the conditions are bad, and it's a smart move.

    Keep safe.

    Jen

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    1. One of the many things I really like about living here. They have some understanding of work/life balance and you're not expected to risk your neck to get to work in bad conditions.

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    1. yup, this is definitely the start of it!

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  5. Wow snow. Everybody is getting it but here and I love the white stuff. We have been snow deprived all last year and this year is looking pretty similar. Up to 50° later this week, so they say. I may have to enjoy snow further north and west.

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    1. Unfortunately it didn't stick around too long. Our temperatures have been wildly up and down. I find this time of year so hard. Not warm enough to be outdoors but not cold enough to want to stay in.

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  6. 68 F here! I'd love some snow! I'm hoping for a much colder, snowier winter than we had last year. Glad you made it home safe!

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    1. Me too! I saw several cars in the ditch on the way home. It's always a bit of white knuckle drive this time of year.

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  7. My husband is from Wisconsin, we own a jeep... such conditions prompt road trips at our house. As long as we take less-traveled country roads I don't mind. I figure we can drive in it but I am afraid of the folks from here (Texas) who don't know how to drive in slippy weather and are in a hurry.

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    1. there's always someone who wants to drive like it's mid-summer without even winter tires isn't there?

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  8. BTW - thanks for the LadyBug Project idea. Seems I have the cultivated Japanese type. I will be on the lookout now, who knew there were so many types.

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    1. That's so great you were able to find the type right away. I was really surprised when I found this project and realized just how many kinds of ladybugs there are.

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  9. We're still waiting for the snow to arrive here. Very ambivalent as to whether I want it to come or not. I agree about driving in a snowstorm, it's no fun.

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    1. Jason, I always resist it at first but once it comes I must admit I do enjoy it. It's snowshoe season!

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  10. That sounds like an unexpected treat! BTW, I love your winter arrangement. And I agree, the urn makes a fantastic container - the shape is great.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. When I saw this piece at auction I just had to have it. The shape and materials called out to me. Glad I finally found a use for it.

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  11. I don't like driving on icy roads, ever. Stay safe this winter!!

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    1. Janet, I've had to get over my fear of winter driving. Three years living here now and I finally feel like I have a handle on driving in snow.

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  12. How fortuitous that winter and Christmas baking collided :) Love your festive bouquet.

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    1. Absolutely. It was the perfect moment of time and opportunity.

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  13. Brrr! Yes, I would definitely stay inside - with a mug of cocoa! ;) Stay warm!

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    1. It is cocoa time of year. I need to stock up.

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  14. Hi Marguerite, you'll be taking sleigh rides soon! Brrr it looks cold though...

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