It's been snowing lightly all day...after snowing heavily and blowing last night. We have a lovely drift that's hip-high across the front of the house. Temps are supposed to plunge tomorrow -- gee, where are they going to go, after hanging around -1 to 1 above F all day???
But why am I griping...I didn't spend four hours under a snowdrift in my driveway, like this poor guy. He slipped, fell, couldn't get up -- then a snowplow kicked an extra wave of snow onto him. If it hadn't been for a neighbor noticing a hand sticking out of the snow, someone else would be feeding his cats now. Another amazing part: he was released from the hospital the same day he was found...I guess no damage!
The nice part about it is that things are getting regularly cancelled. Other than work, we stay home. Feels snug.
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Are you thinking about celebrating Valentine's Day with a minimum of bucks this year, out of necessity? Frugal Dad has a number of excellent ideas... readers of the Mommy Savers blog ring in here with their inspirations. Some easy homemade recipes here, too. I was thinking about the chocolate-dipped marshmallows; we got hooked on these during a Mexico vacation. (They're sold layered in boxes...mix that dark chocolate with marshmallow - yum.) Bankrate.com is even getting into the act by offering their list of inexpensive Valentine celebrations.
I've also got ideas for a chocolate box for Husband, inspired by a Cake Boss episode watched this afternoon. He takes plastic goodie boxes, 'paints' them inside with chocolate, multiple layers, then freezes them. He then pops the plastic out, and voila -- a box to fill with strawberries and truffles! Oh yes, and marshmallows, too.