After a very warm (into the 50's and 60's) and snowless start to winter, we've finally gotten two measurable snowstorms. Friday's left us around 5 inches, and when the sun came out late that afternoon,above, the effect was magical, leading to an opalescent sky at sunset.
You would never know that Tuffy had a traumatic experience in August resulting in hip replacement. He has completely healed with no trace of a limp, and is more mischievous than ever. He loves his Job Lot kitty bed (which really is big enough to contain him).
He and I continue to love our new bird watching hobby. I'm submitting my bird counts weekly or every other week to Project FeederWatch. As I put out more feeders and types of food, more and different birds arrive. The best days to watch are before, during, and after it snows as the birds are in a feeding frenzy. You should be able to see my most recent count here. It's fun to check out the different ways the site can display your data.
Now let me tell you I have never been a video game or Farmville, Angry Birds, Candy Crush etc. devotee- no interest and a waste of time...But my daughter did get me hooked on the Neko Atsume (Kitty Collector) game- what can I say? How can I resist collecting cute imaginary kitties?
I did finish the 1890 hat which has D's approval, very warm. He's worn it while shoveling out the driveway- the snowblower is on the fritz. No pictures yet.
Knitting is pretty slow, just putzing along on the Mosaic blanket and a baby sweater. I've had to flag a couple of spots on the blanket where I'll need to go back and disguise boo-boos where I've forgotten to hold the yarn forward on wrong side rows.
Our local Moms Demand Action will be going into high gear this election year. I'll be campaigning for 3 local gun sense candidates.
Soon to come: retirement plans!