Friday, December 19, 2008

Full Nest

The nest is full once again and all is right in our little corner of the world. Tucker made it home with only a slight delay in his travel plans. He was originally scheduled to arrive in Rochester at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, but Tuesday night the airline cancelled all his flights and re-scheduled his itinerary to get him into Rochester at 10:30 PM on Wednesday. He actually arrived just before midnight, so he got home on the day he was supposed to!

Corey has been sick with a fever and sore throat, but seems to be on the upswing tonight.  

Rochester was not spared from the big winter storm that swept through the midwest earlier this week. This morning the weather guys were predicting big snows and winds starting later in the morning. Many schools in the out-lying areas cancelled school just on the word of the weather guys and they made the right decision. The snow started about 9 AM and didn't let up until about 6 PM. My school district let the high schoolers out an hour early so that the buses could be sure to be ready for the elementary dismissal time. Our principal requested that all extra teachers go outside and help the kids get to their buses because our sidewalks were quite icy, the wind was howling and the snow was coming down pretty good. It was quite an adventure!

My little Beetle was buried up to its bumpers in the parking lot and it took me two tries to back out of my parking space, but the power of the Bug prevailed and I was on my way home at 15 mph! Once I pulled (slid) into our driveway, I closed the garage door and planned to stay home the rest of the evening. Jim arrived home shortly after I did, having walked the 2.5 miles from his office. 

Tucker made us a delicious dinner of Green Chili Stew and corn bread with jalapenos! Corey has made dinner for us a couple of nights and that is such a treat for me.

After our dinner, Jim revved up the snowblower and cleaned out the driveway while Tucker and I went for a wintery walk around the block. It was wonderfully invigorating and surprisingly enough, we were the only walkers out!
Jim cleared out between 8 and 14 inches of snow in our driveway and it has continued to snow so we'll end up with a foot of snow once this system moves on. More snow is forecasted for Sunday. A white Christmas seems to be a good bet at this point.

Here is a photo of my latest knitting project-a Fair Isle hat. Fair Isle is knitting with 2 colors of yarn at the same time. I am quite happy with the results and am now making a matching scarf with the extra yarn. I wore the hat on our walk tonight and it was quite warm.

We spent the evening watching the Grinch movie, a holiday tradition in our house. We'll complete our movie tradition closer to Christmas when we view White Christmas.

We are looking forward to some weekend plans, including dinner with friends on Saturday night and going to Geva theater on Sunday afternoon. 

Hope all is well. 

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