Ah, yes. Minnesota. Land of 10,000 Lakes and the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
I had thought about a grocery store run this morning. Right up to the time I looked out my window and saw that the rain-snow mix was freezing onto the outside surface of that window. I checked the website that I use to listen to the police scanner. First thing I heard was officers dealing with two crashes out on the highway. The second transmission I heard was a comment from an officer concerning the slick roads.
Wasn't much of a stretch to decide that the place to be today is in my warm and snug apartment as opposed to navigating the icy sidewalks. I can't say that I am surprised at the weather Mother Nature is sending our way. March has a way of teasing us with warmth and sunshine only to do an about face and dump snow on us. On the up side, when Spring finally does arrive, it is heavenly. And our Autumn is glorious. Gives me something to look forward to.
After a relaxing lazy day of mostly reading, I spent my weekend attending to those chores that always need attention. The laundry is done, the kitchen floor scrubbed to within an inch of it's life, the bathroom sparkling. Well, maybe not sparkling, but as clean as a bathroom in an old building can be.
I spent some time rearranging my two shelving units that hold my home canned goods. After mostly living off those shelves this winter, I needed to see what I was running low on. Within my line of vision are 21 cases of empty canning jars, both pint and quart size. There are another 5 cases of half pint jars stacked elsewhere. I get most of my vegetables from the Farmer's Market in late summer and fall, but I can start canning meat any time. I seem to use a lot of hamburger and turkey, so those are on my shopping list. A couple of years ago I canned some meatballs and they were delicious, so I want to do more of those. I also seem to use the canned bacon and sausage often, so more jars of those are planned.
So if the snow and ice ever goes away and I can go out without slipping and sliding, I will be busy.
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