Good morning friends, happy Monday. How was your weekend? I woke up Saturday morning to snow! Friday night it finally started to snow but after all of the back and forth with the weather forecasts I did not have high hopes for more than a dusting.
We got about 4 inches of the soft fluffy kind, perfect for sledding but not for making snowmen. Along with the snow came bitter cold weather, it was about 25 degrees, so while I was out making snow angels and taking photos, my fingers and toes felt like they were getting frost bite.
Is it just me or is there anyone else that likes to be the first person or animal to walk in the snow? It is one of my favorite things about winter. If you like it too I think you will love this video of artist Simon Beck.
Unfortunately, the snow started to melt on Sunday when the temperature rose to 48 and will be just a distant memory by the end of the day. It was beautiful and fun while it lasted and hopefully with a few more weeks left of winter we will see a little more.
My husband was sick all weekend, with a sore throat and cold so he missed all of the fun in the snow. In between taking care of him I was in the kitchen baking. I made a scrumptious cranberry coffeecake that would be perfect for breakfast, brunch or for dessert. Then I made a few treats that I am experimenting with for Valentine’s Day, I will share all of the recipes soon.
If you are looking for a few sweet treats to make for Valentines day you might want like chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing..
I am curious, did you make any New Years resolutions? If so how are you doing with them? If you have already let a few fall by the way side remember that every day is another chance to start over so don’t get discouraged, you can start back again tomorrow or even the next day.
I do not make resolutions but since one of the things a lot of people make them about is exercise I thought I would share where I am at with working out and making it part of my every day routine. Before we moved I did an hour, 5 days a week of hot yoga, for 61/2 years. Yoga and walking were my primary sources of exercise and I was absolutely religious about both. Since the move, 7 months ago, I’ve only been on my mat once. I miss my old studio and have yet to find one here that I like and to be honest I think I was burned out. I still walk daily, and get between 10-15, 000 steps, but I’ve really missed yoga. So today I will be back on my mat with my old studio in a virtual class, thank goodness for technology. By the way if you have a Peleton, please share your favorite instructors and classes, we got one for Christmas and I would love to know who you enjoy.
This is totally random but do you like waffles? I do, when I was growing up we had pancakes or waffles every weekend. Although I like pancakes, waffles are my favorite. That said, when I make them now I only want a “little waffle” basically an appetizer size waffle. Two years ago I purchased this small red Dash waffle maker from Target, it was roughly $10.00 and this week I discovered the heart shaped waffle maker which is perfect for Valentines day and every day. Brown Sugar Cinnamon waffles would be the perfect recipe to try in your new maker.
Are you a fan of Edith Wharton? If so then you probably know that today is her birthday, she was born in 1862. But did you know that:
- She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature, for The Age of Innocence. I do not think I did know that to be honest.
- She wrote her first novel when she was 40.
- She published more than 50 books, including fiction, short stories, travel books, historical novels, etc.
- She was a Francophile and before WWI broke out she was a permanent resident of Paris. She was awarded Legion of Honor in 1917.
- Here are a few other interesting things you might not have know about her.
That is all of my news and random musings from the weekend. Tell me what did you do this weekend? Did you get any snow? Do you enjoy winter or are you counting the days until Spring? It is 55 days away for those who can’t stand the cold, rain, snow and dark days of winter.
Have a great day my friends, thank you for stopping by and spending part of your day with me.
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