When I see snow, I'm reminded of a bit Garrison Keillor did on A Prairie Home Companion once when he talked about folks in Minnesota in the dead of winter. Snow was piled so high and deep that folks just didn't want to talk about it any more. So, in conversation, he said, "It's no problem," but what the listener heard was "It's snow problem," and yelled "SNOW! Don't talk about it! Aaaarrrrgh!" Still makes me laugh. So, yeah, here one hour from the often-hottest spot in North America...with snow. So, it's snow problem. But it is annoying. Fortunately, the sun is coming up, and so it won't be around for long. This first image is directly behind us:
It's Snow Problem
Looking a little north, it looks like this:
It made for an interesting sunrise this morning. It took the sun a little while to rise above the clouds.
Certainly no self-respecting cat will be inhabiting a snow-covered catio though.
And what about this rosemary bush where the bunny lives? Don't you suppose the bunny is cold? Or is this some kind of bunny igloo?
And look at Mike's truck. I was taking this through a window, and so I couldn't get the whole thing.
So yesterday was kind of a lazy day. I think I'll just stop talking about sewing until I actually do it. I realized by the end of the evening that it's shoulder pain that is holding me back as much as anything. When I first injured my shoulder and thumb, the pain was excruciating. Any movement was scary with the prospect of pain. And 7-1/2 weeks on, the pain is tolerable, but it is still present 100% of the time. Sometimes I'm more comfortable than others, and I have ways to reduce it by changing position, adding a pillow, etc. But I'll just say that being in pain 100% of the time...even tolerable pain...is exhausting. And so I'm taking a lot of naps. When I think about dragging everything out to sew, even with Mike's help, it seems like a lot of effort for just a little pleasure. It explains why my sewing mojo isn't what it usually is.
But the good times keep on rolling in because we made a quick trip to the grocery store to get some OJ and some small trash bags. As we were leaving, I spied a display of shot glasses, and picked up the first (and maybe the only) shot glass of the trip. Whoo hoo!
As we were driving back, we noticed the mountains were covered in snow. Note that the desert floor is clear though. The accumulation we have now is what fell overnight.
So there's nothing on today's agenda. I'd say I'll get the sewing machine out and sew, but I probably won't, given my past record. Maybe I'll start with just a cutting mat, rotary cutter, fabric, and instructions and do some cutting and see what happens. I'd like to get started on one of the minis. We'll just see where the day takes me. My highest priority is staying warm. The weather is supposed to get warmer as the week goes on, so I don't expect this snow will last for long.