Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1/11/11 Must Mean "Icy" in Numerology

Snow Bunny

It's been an interesting few days here in Atlanta. If you haven't seen the news coverage, much of the southeast has been shut down by the snow that fell on Sunday night and the sleet and freezing cold temperatures that followed. And while 6 inches with 1/2 inch of ice on top may not seem like a big deal by Boston's standards, it's treacherous when there isn't the equipment and staff to handle it. We've been iced in since Sunday evening. While it's not disastrous, we're together here warm and safe with food and power, but you know what they say about too much of a good thing. ;)

These pics were taken Monday morning...

Rob and I ventured out up our cul-de-sac early this afternoon to see the state of the first of three fairly steep hills that lead out to the main road early this afternoon...

You missed Brian Boitano skate by...

Our hills remain treacherous to say the least and everything is going to re-freeze tonight when the temps dip back into the teens. Hey, I should have been a weather girl!

How have I spent my two snow-days? Not one to squander an opportunity, I scoured the house and got all the laundry and linens done in addition to getting some well overdue drawer organization completed. Speaking of cleaning, I have learned the wonders of Dr. Bronner's peppermint castile soap as a household cleaner. I've used it in the garden and in the shower but two squirts in a spray bottle filled with clean water makes the most wonderful surface cleaner. It cleans just about every surface so well and leaves a naturally fresh scent behind. All without having to poison myself. So if you're looking for an effective, eco and ethics-friendly cleaner, give it a try.

Today I did some banking, got started on our tax preparation and got in a work out. Comcast On Demand has lots of videos to choose from. I decided on something called Bootcamp Calorie Burn with Kendell Hogan. He's a good instructor, really upbeat and explains everything before getting into a new move. It was high energy with lots of pylometrics. Which means pretty hard on the knees, but a good sweaty workout.

I also got in some online tea shopping. I placed an order on Stash Teas website for some decaf dessert teas, some loose teas from China. I look forward to that. I'll post some reviews when the arrive and I brew some. I just got a fresh loaf of heavenly whole wheat going in the machine, it sure smells good.

Not sure when our hill we be melted enough to get down, hopefully soon. While I love spending time at home, it's starting to feel like house arrest.

I hope you're all staying warm and if the storms are heading your way, stay safe!

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