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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snowstorm Janus


We were excused early from work today. I hit the gym for a quick 3-mile run (since I want to be a half-marathoner, I have to keep up with the running!) and then headed home. The roads were a bit icky -- going up the hill to my neighborhood, two sedans in front of me spun their tires and sort of went slowly sideways. The guy in one car was yapping on his cell phone and trying to drive on the unplowed road--idiot!! My VW New Beetle is a pretty heavy car, and I didn't skid or slide once. It's a stick shift. I highly recommend manual transmissions for foul-weather driving.

(full disclosure--I don't talk on the cell phone while driving, but I do unwrap protein bars and peel bananas and eat them while driving.)

The snow is accumulating pretty heavily in the back, where the wind isn't so bad. We're supposed to get 6 - 10 inches.

I tied up my little Eucalyptus tree ... it's about done for the season, though. It doesn't like the below freezing temperatures too much.

Anyway, here's my Be Mine sock. Inching along. I got caught up with reading over the long weekend, and didn't knit much. I was reading Julia Child's book about her year in France. I don't know why (I'm such a dork) but I love books and movies about cooking (I've read "Under the Tuscan Sun" three times). My favorite movie is "84 Charing Cross Road..." basically, a movie about books.

If you're in Janus' path, stay warm!
Doesn't he look like some fancy purebred cat? Himalayan, or Siamese? I can't believe someone just dumped him. 

Update: We got about 10 inches of snow.

Killer icicles of death!!
(You'll poke your eye out...)

Don't forget to stop by Tamis Amis for WIPnesday!


  1. Love the socks! Someone dumped him!?

    1. I guess so -- he just showed up one day. He's not fixed, so if he's purebred someone was probably planning on breeding him.

  2. Such pretty snow pictures! Your sock looks like it is coming along quite nicely. I love the cables in your header photo! I can't wait until I have the skills to tackle cables...

  3. Lovely socks, adorable fur baby, pretty snow, menacing icicles!!!

  4. I love books about cooking but I listen to them as audio books most of the time. The most recent one was Yes Chef by Marcus Samuelson; another I really liked was Born Round by Frank Bruni (it may tied in with your exercises too); Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant are pretty good too, they are all on my Goodreads.


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