Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday 13: Mostly SNOW

The first big snowstorm of the season hit today. There's something about us New Englanders: we always over-react to the first snow. The weather folks are so giddy tracking the storm that they easily convince most of us to get off the roads before the plows even have a chance. That means traffic delays and pile-ups, and that happened today bigtime. My ten minute trip from the grocery store took one hour. Once home, however, there is nothing nicer than enjoying a major storm when you don't have somewhere to be.


1. Here's the view from the front door.


2. The back door.
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3.The back door hours later
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4. The kitchen front door



5.The kitchen back door
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6. The dining room.
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7. The bedroom.
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8.The front hall
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9. The couch......

and while I'm at it, here's what I've been up to this week, excluding chores, work, and one thankfully improving knee
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10. These are fresh scallops. I bought them for $ 10.99 a pound at a small fish market, covered them with breadcrumbs, and sauteed them in butter and scallions--the best scallops I have ever had.
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11. My mother and I made five dozen peanut butter cookies today--the ones with a Hersey's Kiss in the middle of each one. The recipe was for seven dozen but my Mother refused to roll the dough smaller than she was willing to. Plus she just about threw them every which way in her effort to be quick and efficient. I give most of these away each year--always to Jess, often to friends and neighbors.
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12.This is not a good shot, but yesterday at my door a fabulously delivered box arrived with a dozen red tulips in it, complete with vase. What a gift. Deep love lives.


13. And finally, speaking of gifts, guess what this is? Ok, I'll tell you the beginning: it's an assortment of cards. But not just any cards.....

16 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures but where's one of the hot-tub in the snow?!

    scallops - mmmmm I love them.

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  2. Snow, snow, snow!! On the way home from the bus stop the other day, I showed the kids the shapes of all the little snowflakes that were falling on my dark purple jacket ... we were all in awe. Charlotte exclaimed, "I've eaten some of those!"

    I love the image of you and Rose making cookies -- my grandmother used to make those very cookies and they were my favorites! The tulips are gorgeous and I'm so envious of those cards. :)

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  3. Your pictures made me so very homesick!

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  4. No, not just any cards, I can see who sent them, you lucky b.. eh, woman !! Enjoy the snow !
    http://flanders-inside.skynetblogs.be

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  5. The scallops look YUMMY! I may have to do the same one night soon.

    I know who made those cards... ;)

    Let's catch up soon!

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  6. Those are CES'S CARDS!!!!! How wonderful KJ! I also LOVED seeeing all the photographs ... you have a Christmas tree outside your bedroom window! I might add scallops like those to our Christmas barbecue breakfast menu :)

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  7. kj, I had snow like that too! Hey, I have cards like that too! I love scallops too! My Mom makes those cookies too! Beautiful pictures!
    I took some...yes,too.

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  8. Lovely lovely lovely everything - snow, couch, snow, snow, flowers, snow, cards, snow, scallops, snow, cookies, snow, snow!!!!

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  9. Snow! And flowers and home cooking and - artist cards!!!!! What a bonanza :)

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  10. Scallops and Snow,Cookies and Cards, Girl, you know how to bring in the season!

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  11. Great pictures of the snow. I bet you have more from Sunday's storm! :)

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  12. Oh god, I love scallops. Oh, I want them. Oh, I neeeeeeed them!

    So very hungry.

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  13. Ah snow, we get a modest one day of that, usually. Maybe none.
    Those scallops look really good.
    And I love the cards, I can see who drew them :-)
    Have a happy Christmas, KJ (and JB and KJ's mother, dog Stella...)

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  14. Sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! Tulips and Ces cards? you are one lucky lady!!!

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  15. What a show! We had the same thing here! Hhehehe! :) And today...rain! blah! Your pics are making me drooling (not the ones of snow..hehehe)
    Merry Christmas to you, KJ! :)

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