Sunny day

(Pile of snow)

It’s a sunny day here in the Bogs.  Warm, too.  I went out for a little walk this morning and was delighted and surprised by the warm, moist, southerly breeze.  I thought for sure it must be at least in the 40’s, maybe near 50.  As it turns out, it was 31°F.  It’s 41° now.  Heatwave!!!

I think the general consensus is that we had somewhere between 22 and 40 inches of snow.  Depends on who you ask and where you go.  I think we have close to 30 inches out there, at least in spots.

(Today’s view of the pond.)

I climbed over the big pile of snow you see in the first photo to get a shot of the pond (because I’m sure you all are missing those almost daily shots of the pond).  Another few more inches of snow and it’ll be difficult to see where the pond is located.  It’ll all just blend together in a big sheet of white.

(Buried holly bush.)

I had originally planned a walk around the property, or at least around the pond.  However, trudging through that much snow is one heck of a workout, even more so for someone that’s been sick almost all week.  I’ve been down and out with a cold.  Sore throat, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, the whole mess.  It seems to be peaking today.  Lots of sneezing going on.  Hopefully it will be nothing but improvement from here on out.

I caught the cold at the mall last weekend.  I went in search of a dress to wear to M the Younger’s wedding.  It’s a good thing I have until June to find one because my first outing didn’t result in success.  The only thing I brought home from the mall were the cold germs.  Bleh.

M and I watched Dogma (Special Edition) last night.  It’s a movie from 1999 starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  They looked so young I thought it was older than 1999.  Then again, that’s a decade ago, isn’t it?  Strange how fast time goes by.

Anyway, back to the movie.  It’s an irreverant look at religion and the whole good vs. evil thing.  I enjoyed it and thought it was funny for the most part but, like a lot of comedies, doesn’t seem to know how and when to end.  That’s not to say it dragged.  It’s just an observation on comedies.  They tend to start out well and then just sort of… well… fade out.  I’m not sure why that is.  Perhaps the joke(s) get old after a while.

At any rate, I’d highly recommend it in spite of what I just said.  It was good entertainment.  Unless, of course, you’re easily offended by satire concerning religion.  If that’s the case, don’t bother.

Also through Netflix we’ve been watching The Tudors – The Complete First Season.  We’ll be starting disc 3 this week.  Most of the reviews I’ve read describe it as inaccurate, but dazzingly beautiful.  That sums it up quite well.  I enjoy this kind of period piece and think the costumes and settings are great.  Whether or not they’re accurate, I have no idea.  I’m in it purely for the entertainment value.