Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday Update - Week 6

2021 Week 6, the siege continues...

I know I said I wasn't going out again for the duration, but there were a few things I needed to carry me through to next weekend, so yesterday, I went to out.  I had to.  It was the last possible day to go before the snow and the cold arrived.  Since we'd already had cold and ice, there was some worry about the state of the roads.  Fortunately, I have a friend who lives and works along the route I needed to take, so I reached out to her for a road condition update.  She said the highways were fine, so I bundled up and chanced it.  The worst part was, of course, the mile and a half drive out of my neighborhood to the highway.  But I did it.  Little Cally Cavalier is good for motoring through.  And no other cars on the road, so no worries there.  Walmart was a zoo and out of stock on a lot of things, but I managed to get most of what I needed.  I also picked up food for the deer and the birds, and snagged cigarettes (not from my usual place, though, so not exactly what I wanted and at a higher price).  Starting today, snow like they don't usually see down here and colder than we've seen here in eight years.  Blerg.

And now for your regularly scheduled stuff...

No writing.  I finished up the notebook stuff on Monday, but haven't touched the notes since.  

In marketing news, Dying Embers is still on sale.  Crickets.  I may have reached market saturation with this book.  At least with the markets I have access to right now.  Fertile Ground goes on sale in the wee hours of Wednesday.  

I finished a couple of good books last week.

On the baking front, I was a busy girl.  Lemon oil cake (no recipe yet - it's not perfected), granola bars, pizza dough, and cornbread.  I also made a vat of chili yesterday.  I might make beef stew today.  I also made sure I have the ingredients for coffee cake, so I'll be making that in the next day or two.

Let's not talk about activity and weight, eh?  The cold makes me lazy.  And it makes me eat... a LOT.  And it makes me not want to strip down to step on the scale.  And since it's cold, I've been showering in the afternoon after I've already eaten, so the weight is askew anyway.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Deer know ahead of time when the weather is going to get nasty.  Thus, we're getting large gatherings of them, all looking for food.  That's part of the reason I needed to get out to the stores.  Now was not the time to put them on rationing.  Those poor babies now have plenty of corn to help tide them over until this crap passes.  Huge thanks to Hubs for braving the cold to get the food out to them.

As for the rest of the world, it's a madhouse out there.  The sheer idiocy and hypocrisy of a large section of the populace makes me... sad?  pissed?  crazy?  All of the above and then some.  

Anyway, I'm NOW in for the duration.  We have plenty of food and water for humans, deer, and birds.  The furnace is working fine.  We have cigarettes. And electricity.  And internet.  We'll probably lose the satellite service again when the snow hits, so we'd better have electricity and internet or I'll go whackadoodle.  If you're in the path of this weather, hang onto your asses.  Stay safe and warm.  :hugs:

What was your week like?  How's the week ahead look for you?


  1. I saw a pic somewhere of a guy who went out and fastened an umbrella over his satallite dish. He obviously didn't live anywhere with wind but he swore he never lost service in rain or snow. 🀷🏼‍♀️ (in case the emoji doesn't translate, it's me shrugging)

    There was a week. COLD! πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά (3 brrr/frozen faces). Icy a few days, mostly just cold. We stocked up on everything but thyme. ALL the stores were out of THYME! Crazy.

    Writing. Pffft. Starting today, I'm getting back into the grove. Or else.

    Reading. Some good. Some dissappointing for reasons. πŸ“š (stack of books)

    World. I can't steal with the stupidity and hypocracy. 🀬 (mad cussing face)

    Thank you for getting out to get corn. And to Hubs for braving the cold. If I could round them all up, I'd bring the ferals inside but they're extra skittish of late. 😟 (worried face)

    Not much else in my world. We have heat, electricity, internet, and TV. We have food for all--human and furry. Stay warm and safe! πŸ’– Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I swear the country is frozen solid. Toooo darn cold! I hope we thaw out soon!

    I *think* I got more work done this week. The internet was dead for 3 days, so I couldn't go online. Lots of work accomplished! Or at least poked at. Mom's taxes are done, if I can ever get over there for her to review them. First draft of mine is done.

    My heater is working again, just in time for the storm. My world is good! :-)