First Snow Wimpage

This weekend did not go according to plan. Some very wet snow, followed by a dive in temperatures brought out the wimp in me, I’m embarrassed to report. Instead of being outdoors, I went into cooking and nesting mode.

Saturday, I needed to use up my remaining bread dough so I made three more baguettes, only I went with one pound loaves instead of half of a pound.

Then I had some tomatoes that needed to be used up so those went into a scrambled eggs mixture with cumin, onions, oregano (my oregano plant needed pruning) and red peppers.

Then, just because, I made flourless monster cookies with oatmeal, M & M’s, butterscotch and dark chocolate chips and raisins (and the usual sugars and butter). The oatmeal and dark chocolate mean that I can call them “healthy”. Dang it! I was going to throw some wheat germ in too!

Good thing I’ve started doing the elliptical every morning again to burn off the extra calories.

And, yawn, I cleaned house and did laundry.

So my photography field trip and coffee shop visit plans had to be taken down a notch. I stayed pretty close to home and visited Avant Garden coffee shop, home of the Anoka Mocha. I have never tasted coffee quite this sinful. Holy moly! I better not make this a habit.

We got our first snow, which was a pathetic inch or so, but durn pretty.

It looked very sparkly in the spotlights, highlighting the new Falls Cafe that just opened in the area. There’s not much to choose from as far as restaurants close by so I can’t wait it to try out this place.

Calling my photography jaunt a “field trip” is a bit of a stretch since it consisted of a walk to our usual river haunt.

Java: “Nope! I wasn’t eating grass. Uh uh!”
Latte: “You are so busted.”

So yeah, that’s all I have for you. A river. Talking dogs. And I’ll throw in some icicles for good measure.

I have gotten in several more hours of torturous writing. I’m just trying to mindlessly carry on and be extra kind to myself to deal with the feelings rising up. Maybe I DO need another Anoka Mocha…

I figure if I can push through feeling like shit for awhile, I will toughen up, realize emotions can’t kill you (even if they suck) and this will become easier.

I will get into the story and the joy of writing again will take over.
At least that’s the theory.
Stop laughing!

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  1. We were on the same page Sat– I made biscuits with cheddar and pan fried smoked turkey in them (sort of an fake bacon attempt– not bad), AND choc chip cookies. Gee– I wonder why this 10 lbs won’t come off??? Your pics of Anoka look so pretty. I’m curious about that cafe too now!

  2. Nothing wrong with taking it easy. Sounds like you had fun and maybe you just needed some down time. Of course…You never really had down time. Baking, cleaning, coffee shop field trip, walk at the river…so yes, I am laughing.

  3. Sounds like a perfectly fine weekend to me! Love Java’s ‘busted’ shot. Lol I also really like that last shot of the tree ~ really cool markings! Nature gives so many opportunities to go “ahh, look at that!” Glad you captured it:-)

  4. Wow!!! Those sparkly spotlight shots were better than fireworks…and I do love fireworks!!!

    Ya got me cravin’ so good coffeehouse drinks along with some ‘healthy cookies. Problem is…nearest coffee house is 70 miles away. Sigh!

    That close up of the tree was just phenomenal sweetie!

    God bless ya and have a super week!!! :o)

  5. Sue – Pan fried smoked turkey sound good to me! That cafe looked like a steady stream of people going in and out. It looks worthy of a try. I have no idea what kind of food they have though.

    Jill – To me, hibernating at home and not going anywhere is an enjoyable winter activity. It gets even better when I turn on the gas fireplace and it gets all cozy.

    Kathleen – I love that expression on Java’s face too. She is so good with the innocent look. Well, all dogs are, and children. Funny with the tree. I’ve walked by it so many times and suddenly it turned into a laughing face. Not a “real” laughing face. Just wanted to clarify that.

    Nezzy – I’ve never seen a snow and spotlight combo before. It was pretty cool. Worth pulling over and watching for a bit.

    Frida – I’m afraid the snow will be gone by sometime tomorrow. Temps are going up all week. I hope you get some snow too.

    Glow – Thanks for visiting!

    Paint Girl – Good to hear from you again! I get how busy you’ve been though. I wish I didn’t like baking quite so much. Good thing I have people to give some of the excess away to.

    Far Side – I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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