Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Snow and chocolate

This morning we got a temporary dusting of snow. A lot more was supposed to fall this afternoon, but it stayed liquid until well past dark. Just now, at 10 p.m., we have about as much as in the photos above. 'twill be interesting to see how much we get by morning, and whether it affects Brian's school....

Thank-you for all your kind words and advice on yesterday's post. "Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow" – a Swedish proverb, according to t'internet. Fitting, both because my dear maternal grandma was from Sweden, and because the blogging community proves this time and time again. The sorrow has melted away like this morning's snow; now let's have some joy!
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Today is "Chocolate Tuesday"! I didn't learn this until I was at work, so I wasn't sure if or how I was going to be able to fulfill it beyond the biscotti I took to share with my co-workers. But there wasn't much to do, so I got off in time to run a couple errands before lunch. At one store I bought a bag of Easter-wrapped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. After paying but before leaving the checkout line, I opened it and handed them out to the surprised cashier and the other people in line behind me. All seemed delighted; it was fun! (And by opening the bag in front of them, no one had to worry whether they were safe or not.)

Then I had a lunchtime date with a friend from our homeschooling co-op days that I haven't seen in a year. Her two daughters are older than Brian (one is married and one is in college), so she was able to offer some perspective on these challenging teen years.

Oh, and we got FIVE eggs today!

Thankful for all of YOU . . .


Theresa said...

5 eggs they obviously think spring is in the works! Lunching with friends is always a treat!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Have you guys avoided that nasty wind that has been hitting further north? Sounds nasty out there these days and here we are at near 70 degrees.