Snowy and snacky

We are kind of on the other side of winter now almost mid February. It seems that every year around Valentine’s Day, there is a big snowstorm. This year it came a little early. That was on top of the big storm we had Super Bowl Sunday.  Our driveway is piled with snow now:

These are almost 5 feet high! It stays too cold around here for the snow to melt much between storms, so it just piles up.  John ordered a snowblower, which arrived on Friday. This guarantees no more storms for the year!  We didn’t have one before because there really isn’t much room for us to store one in our 1-car garage. Plus we don’t want a gas powered machine for eco reasons.  We did end up with an electric model, 20 inches, which probably won’t be able to handle really heavy icy snow – especially what comes at the end of the driveway from the city plows, but it will take care of the bulk of the work.   I’ll have to take a picture of it. It’s green and I named it Kermit. 😀


Temps are supposed to get to 50 on Thursday, so it will put a bit of a dent in all the snow. Problem is that it refreezes overnight and makes everything slick. I actually wiped out in the driveway today. Ouch.  It leaves lots of icicles. This is a building downtown:

Here are some more food pictures. John and I are both really focused on tracking food.  I was way too snacky over the weekend.

A staple dinner for us is tomato soup with pasta added.

I found these cute baby pears at the store.

My goal is to eat fruit for snacks instead of cereal. Or a Pop Tart.  John ordered a big box of them on Amazon because they were really cheap LOL! I actually like Pop Tarts, but those things are pretty caloric at 200 calories for one thin pastry. Seriously – where do they moosh all the calories in?

Egg salad with eggs done in the Instant Pot.

That pear above was actually supposed to be with lunch, but I got hungry early.

Cookie with latte:

Maple cookie. Again, these were on sale and they ended up coming home with us. Blargh.

I’m hoping the snacking will get a little better now. I was having an insomnia period since before the Super Bowl, and I end up over snacking when that happens because being tired makes me hungry and also I’m awake for more hours of the day, which contributes to being snacky. I finally crashed and had a good night’s sleep the last couple days. Fingers crossed it stays that way for a long while now.

On a final note before Mardi Gras:

This sign cracks me up. It was at a local restaurant.  It suits John and I to a T  😀

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3 thoughts on “Snowy and snacky

  1. Helen

    I feel for you guys with all that snow. That sort of winter has actually happened around here a couple of times and it’s no fun. I keep hoping we’re on the other side of it all, but of course last year it snowed several times in March so there’s no guarantee.

    Stress and winter make me want to eat and I’ve pretty much been under constant stress and winter since Mr. Helen fell and broke his leg.

    I’m glad you got some sleep – it helps with everything!

  2. debby

    Whoa! That is a lot of snow. We are actually predicted to get some snow in a week, but I’m not getting too excited about it.

    I used to love tomato soup in the winter. But I like it with rice in it.
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