What a roller coast weather week we’ve had! After the first two cold fronts moved through early last week, we went from 82 degrees on Monday afternoon to 19 degrees by Wednesday morning. The temperature never broke the freezing mark for over sixty hours, then it hit finally 72 degrees on Saturday afternoon.
This morning it is a balmy…
… 13 degrees and feels like *5* degrees!
Unfortunately, the roads are very icy, and four people lost their lives yesterday in our area due to traffic accidents. The accidents occurred as the ice and snow fell yesterday afternoon, and hearing news like that always makes me so sad. Hopefully, we will thaw out later this afternoon, but for now, I’m home with the pups and just enjoying some good coffee this morning.
The pups have had a ball in the snow, and I have laughed so much at their antics. Red has pretty much gone crazy in the snow every time he has been out, and the cold and wet doesn’t seem to bother either of them. Having this comical element in this frozen setting has certainly been fun.
We put up our Christmas tree and put up the outdoor lights on Saturday afternoon, and I may just spend the next couple of days decorating the tree and transitioning the house to holiday festiveness. I’ve come to learn over the past few years that I truly enjoy the holidays even more when I can decorate the house ahead of time and not stress over rushing to get it done after Thanksgiving. We are typically gone in the RV after Thanksgiving anyway, and getting ahead of the game just seems to help so much. I also have to decorate my mother’s apartment, and she does not want her Christmas decorations up prior to Thanksgiving. So, that is just one more thing on the to-do list after Thanksgiving.
I won’t decorate our dining room table and kitchen for Christmas yet, though. I will keep those decorations reserved for Thanksgiving until after our trip. We will be enjoying our Thanksgiving lunch at home, and I have been researching some new recipes to possibly prepare this year. I’m not concerned about straying from my diet for just a day or two, but it would be nice to find a couple of diet-friendly side dishes to add to our food line-up. One nice advantage to going camping after Thanksgiving is all of the walking and hiking that we get to do to help get rid of those extra calories we consume at lunch!
It’s time for another cup of coffee on this cold, cold morning! Have a blessed day!