Monday, September 08, 2014

We're Not Talking About the Weather. Nope.

Outside my front winter window this morning...

Hey -- wait a minute ... we haven't even had autumn yet. What's with the white stuff? You are w-a-a-a-a-a-y too early. And what about my poor flowers... and my sweet birdies. Sigh.... thankfully we dear hubby picked all the tomatoes last night.

What's a person to do in such circumstances? We could wring our hands and lament ...  or we could chop onions and celery and meaty tomatoes, let them saute until soft, shake the snow off some thyme and greek oregano, and chop into the mix, add hot stock, a few ready-made-from-the-freezer meatballs, and a handful of orzo ... and watch hubby's face light up when he comes home from the gym to find a pot of homemade soup impromptu.
Aren't we lucky then to have some movies we want to watch, books to read (I'm finally getting around to reading Eat, Pray, Love... and enjoying it very much), and tea's set out to brew later with some ginger cookies.  For this afternoon.
Guess we can handle it ... if we have to, I guess !

Wishing you happiness*´¨)
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> (¸.·´ (¸.·´ * in spite of the weather ! *


(The post title first spotted on a friend's facebook page)


  1. Oh dear...that seems very early? Your poor flowers, it will be such a shock for them.

  2. Uh-oh. I'm totally with you on it being waaaaaaaay too early for snow! So far, it's only rain here, but we're only a degree above freezing. Think I'll get some soup going too, and let the weather take care of itself while I settle in with some quilting while enjoying an audiobook. ;o)
    Stay warm, Brenda!

  3. Dear Brenda - I have just spent a delightful half an hour just reading through this post and your other lovely ones. I come away so refreshed (except - oh no not snow- you are so right way too early)! Hope it doesn't last. Take care my friend and thank you for making my heart much happier fro my visit here.

  4. Oh, my Brenda, I can't even imagine getting snow right now! We did get over 4 " of rain in Texas over the weekend, so are very happy with the moisture. You are right that it is way to early for snow. I'm guessing it didn't last long?

  5. Oh, oh. We saw snow in Canmore last week (in the mountains above the town) but came home to hot temperatures and I thought Alberta was heating up again, too. Guess I was wrong. You are making the most of the situation - homemade soup, tea, and cookies! Perfect.

  6. That book made me want to go to Italy :-)
    Due to snow in Bozeman Montana Wednesday and it's 80 something there today??? Not to weird for Montana though :-)


  7. Oh, Brenda, I is WAY too early for snow. But you have a great attitude about it---after all, you COULD complain, but what good would that do. It wouldn't change a thing, and it would make everyone miserable. You are doing what the serenity prayer tells us to do..."accept the things we cannot change." Good for you!


  8. Much, much too early - but eventually, it hits all of us northerners! Keep us posted (if it melts)!

  9. oh my! I can hardly believe what I'm seeing. Didn't you just post snow pics in May?! Blessings to you for your cheerful attitude!

  10. I am certainly not going to mention the w... (Never mind.) What I will mention is that soup that sounds mouth-wateringly delicious! Yum!!

  11. Whoa! When I heard about the weather out west yesterday on the news channel, I immediately thought of you, Brenda. I hope fall returns to you very soon! Hmmm...I think I smell your delicious soup cooking! YUM!
    Wishing you a beautiful day,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas XO

  12. Okay, so we won't talk about the weather. Which means I don't get to yell "SNOW?!? ALREADY?!?" and tell you that I'd actually rather have that than the hot muggies we were still enduring while you were having white flakes, and I don't get to say that our temps are now lowering (but not enough to snow), and it's really too bad I can't say all that. I would have loved to tell you how much I liked the video of something we can't mention. :) (I really did enjoy this post!)

  13. That is shocking! But your soup idea is inspiring...I've been meaning to bring in a slew of cherry tomatoes and basil and make some soup. Why not now??

  14. How surprising to see the "white stuff"!
    But in true Brenda form, you turned it around and made it something to look forward to.


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