Looks like Charlie is going to miss his second in a row acupuncture treatment. I am snowed in and I don’t even own a pair of boots. My car is piled with snow as well as the path to it.
Poor Charlie wanted to go out yesterday, so I opened the French doors, watching him closely.
He put one foot off the small step and the snow was up to his chest. Charlie quickly withdrew that foot and came back in.
I need to take the trash out. It is sitting tied up in a bag on a chair. But I can only walk on a bit of my porch without facing ice and snow.
Yurima In The Background:
I have Yurima playing in the background. A soft somewhat melancholy composition that both relaxes me and occasionally brings a tear to my eye.
I read about 100 pages of “Girl A” last night. One thing I noticed right off is that this sure doesn’t seem like a debut novel written by a 30 year old attorney. It reads more like an author who has other books under their belt.
The story is told in bits and pieces and goes back and forth, but it’s easy to follow. Whereas some plots like that are not.
Ivy Is Acting A Bit Strange: (But then what else is new?)
Ivy has been acting a bit wild of late. She tore the toilet paper off the roll again. Hasn’t done that for a long time. I caught her before she had much of it off.
One thing about Ivy: If I say, “Ivy, get out of there,” or “Ivy, stop that” she will do as I say. Smart cat.
Doesn’t she look like a little angel when sleeping?
She sits and stares out the patio door at the snow piled high, watching for a bird’s feathers bright against the snow.
Then she gets up on the cupboard in the living room window and stares out to the front. Sometimes there will be birds in the bushes against the wall and her tail starts thwapping against the cupboard.
Still Driving A 15 Year Old Car & Loving It:
I don’t even know if my car will start as I haven’t been able to get to it to start it since last Saturday. If not, I guess I’ll have to call Triple A. I’ve never had to do that though I pay their premiums.
Though my car is now 15 years old I’ve only purchased one battery. I have no idea how often you’re typically supposed to buy one. It’s been a very reliable car and thankfully it is four wheel drive.
Now I’m VERY ready for spring. The spring bulbs that were coming up are buried in snow and I don’t know if the freezing temps got to them or not.
The Sight On My Patio:
My galvanized container garden in the middle of the patio is almost entirely covered in snow. Just looks like a big blob out there.
By the way, I am eyeing this galvanized raised bed at Amazon.com if I have room for it out there.
Only my trusty little rosemary plant in the medium-sized container looks chipper. I shall have to reward it for its resilience by putting it into a bigger pot when spring arrives. It is the one herb that seems to withstand perilous conditions.
But really, most herbs are fairly tough little plants.
I haven’t got around to planning my garden yet. I’ll get there. With COVID-19 and horrible weather and worrying about food delivery, I just haven’t begun to do the creating in my mind yet.
Drawing A Patio Garden In My Mind:
When I do it will be a joy to sketch out the containers. I will have to see what perennials come up before I begin thinking about filling up pots this year. As I planted more perennials last year and am hoping to be rewarded with second year plants.
It will be so nice to look out the French doors and see spurts of colorful flowers dotting the patio instead of piles of snow.