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.
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 😀