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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A Nothing Day!



We're locked in this weird time zone. It's that nothingness before a big change-up.

Some people are back at work but many are not. Several places on our main street are closed for two weeks after the frenzied commercial season. Kids are still on break. My husband had to go back teaching his Neurology course today at the College of Massage and his Chiropractic office was closed but man, did his phone ring! Everyone has wrecked their bodies and claims that they need immediate treatment. It sure isn't due to shovelling snow! We have had none right here. Perhaps they are suffering a delayed effect of all the seasonal stress.

Many of my friends are teachers so I'm still meeting them for lunches, dinners and coffees.
To be honest, I'm almost tired of eating and festing. I just want to hang out at my own house, relax, read, and catch up on more movies.
Oh yeah...and make split pea soup from the Christmas ham or turkey soup from the Thanksgiving turkey! I said I'd do that on the day of the first real storm but alas, I am still waiting!
There is nothing like cocooning on a snowy day and smelling soup simmering on the stove, and baking fresh tea biscuits to have with it.

Bring it on!

Mother of Invention, ready to run to the freezer at the first sign of a storm!

24 Comments:

Blogger Bluegrass Mama said...

Here in Kentucky we may well go the entire winter without a storm. Then again, one inch of snow is usually enough to close the schools, so there's always hope! I love those days, too.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Hallo from Australia,
A cosy room, soup and biscuits sounds heavenly.
Thanks for the comment you left at secret Hill. Please drop by again. I will pop over to your blog again too.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Blogger Leann said...

hi we are still waiting for snow to.had just a dusting but it will go fast with the 40s we are having.sorry I didnt get back I was busy.your christmas stuff is lovely.and your cat is soooo cute.Happy new years and God bless.keep the pictures coming they are great.I have raindeer like the ones you have.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We finally got a little bit of snow, but I'm still waiting for THE storm. The one that shuts down all the businesses and forces people to hold up indoors for a full day. I wish (and people hate me for this) that we'd get a storm like we did in 1991 where there was over two feet of snow. Those are the best days to curl up in a warm blanket and read a book and cook a big meal and just sit back. Ah, hope it snows soon for you!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bluegrass Mama: I hope you get a snow day soon!

Herhimnbyrn: Yep! I can't wait! Thanks! Want some hot soup in the middle of your summer?!!

Leann: Do you usually have more snow by now? We sure do! Global warming is really hitting home. Scary stuff gonna happen in not too long.

Brooksba: Me too! It's always exciting! I love how people bond in those times if you venture out!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

You're right about our Christmas trees (and the rooms where we set them up) are twins, separated at birth. Cool.

Love the snow pics. I wish it would snow here!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

I don't know how it was in Ottawa yesterday, I presumed everything was open - normal business day. However, in Montreal, everything was closed - which I found pretty wierd, sinc eI consider -20January to be a normal day. I was supposed to go to work, however, the company gave us a freebie day yesterday (I can never complain that my company treats us poorly).

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Reya: That is so freaky and cool! There's even a red coloured ball on the left at mid height on both and it's in an old type bay window!!

Richard: Neat getting a day off...don't quit that job too soon!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love making soups on cold days as well and I have a bunch of turkey stock from Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Teri said...

ohhh, soup, snow, biscuits - sounds heavenly!

Happy new year.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We haven't had any snow, just warm days and rain here in Virginia. I love being snowed in and the thought of a big pot of hot soup and looking through the window at the lovely white landscape and the hushed soft quietness of the snow! Ahh, I'm ready for some snow!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady:So get out the old stock pot! (You'd never get snow there, eh?!! What's the coldest it'd get?)

Teri: It would be a great day off work for you, right?!

Lynclay: Always makes me think I'm in one of those lovely Christmas cards where you're wondering what thepeople inside the cosy-looking house are doing! Thanks!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Looks like you got the real thing. We're still experiencing global warming here. Stay inside and enjoy looking out at it!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Maggie said...

I know what you mean about comfort food on stormy days. But it sure is feeling like we're going to have to give in and do our stormy day activities without ever getting that snow storm! Wishing for more snow...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Barbara: No, actually this is google image for my wishful thinking! Our temp was 11 C today and raining tonight!

Maggie: Yep! It seemed like March Break here today! I think we'll get hit in about a week whgen it will turn colder.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

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I wanted to stop by for a minute to say I hope your holidays were happy - looking over your earlier posts it appears so - and that I wish you a year filled with good health, happiness and prosperity.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMmmmm mmmmm! If you make split pea soup, be sure to invite me over - I haven't had that in ages, and it was always one of my favourites as a kid!

Did you find out how to do your song? Otherwise I'll do some investigating for you... Cos it really ought to be on here!!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Kilroy: Thanks, Kilroy! Same to you! You sure have a lot of posting action going on and as usual, I can't imagine how you keep up!

Annelisa: It's the best soup and I make it in the slow-cooker! No, I haven't found out yet. I could always just e-mail it to people who tell me they want it. (since I actually KNOW how to do that!)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Kilroy: Thanks, Kilroy! Same to you! You sure have a lot of posting action going on and as usual, I can't imagine how you keep up!

Annelisa: It's the best soup and I make it in the slow-cooker! No, I haven't found out yet. I could always just e-mail it to people who tell me they want it. (since I actually KNOW how to do that!)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think I've got the general idea now, but it'll have to wait another time for me to try, as I'm off to walk the dogs and visit my mum...

I'll let you know how I get on!

Friday, January 05, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like those images a lot.
No snow here either. Tomorrow they say it's going to be 70. 70 is January is kind of wrong.

Friday, January 05, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me too..waiting for the snow this season. we may not have it at all considering how warm this iwnter still is.

the last two lines...delicious. making me hungry.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

 
Blogger David said...

soup in winter, one of the GOOD things about cold days

Saturday, January 06, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: Any time you want to try! HA!

Bobealia: Like totally not right! Almost scary!

Mystic: Our snow is coming soon...so they say! Hungry for junk food?

David: I'm ready for it..if it would only come!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

 

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