A light dusting

Today’s weather shot:

We got a light dusting of snow overnight. The lake effect snow machine is working now, causing snow in a variety of forms (flurries, showers, brief but heavy white-out conditions). The ground is too warm for it to amount to much.

I’ve been sitting here for about 20 minutes, just watching the snow and listening to the wind. Mesmerized by it, actually. Or it could be an endorphin high. I had a great treadmill workout followed by trisets (a total body strength workout using weights). I miss the gym in Sabbaticalville, but I can manage well enough here at home. My treadmill isn’t nearly as good, but it wasn’t nearly as expensive as the two in the gym. Not nearly as cushioned or high-tech either.

We’re down to two stubborn geese hanging around the pond. The M&M’s went out on Tuesday while the weather was still nice and put up the anti-geese gear (fishing line, CD’s, windsocks, and anything else that bars the way or flaps in the wind). The two that keep coming back don’t seem to like it much. Maybe it’s a test of wills, them against us. I don’t think the geese will win. They never do.

The M&M’s cut and split some firewood yesterday, getting us ready for the snow and chilly temperatures. We have two fireplaces in the house, one in the basement and one in the living room. Keeping a fire going in the basement usually warms up the rest of the house pretty nicely. The living room fireplace is gas and mostly for decoration although we did buy a type of ceramic log that puts out a little bit of heat.

The spring cleaning continues. I should be able to finish the kitchen tomorrow. It’s been quite a challenge to clean after three months of M the Younger learning to cook for himself. He’s turning out to be a good cook, but he’s messy, messy, messy about it. It took several tries to get the stove top cleaned to my satisfaction. Sometimes I think I ought to lower my cleaning standards. Life would be much easier that way.

I’ve been practicing my drawing when I can. Yesterday I drew what was supposed to be a cartoon bunny, but it looks like a puppy. A blue puppy. Maybe a little like Blues Clues or something. Today I did a little better, the bunny actually looking like a bunny.

Back to the kitchen and cleaning. Perhaps I’ll take a few photos once it’s shining like it should.