Monday, January 31, 2011

Slowtime Monday

The outside world was a skating rink today, a layer of ice then an inch or so of snow, just enough to be annoying and make a mess of things.  Add to that the 10 degree F temps and 1 degree wind chill and I decided it was a good day for reading and Scooby slippers and the Cocteau Twins on the stereo.

Cody is my couch buddy

Strummer not so much

Lola also not so fond of snow days
Neither of them are particularly good at relaxing

What is this 'off switch' you speak of?

Cody putting in a plea for an end to their shenanigans.  And some hot chocolate.

I did manage to get Strummer out for a 2 mile walk around the lake after bundling him up in coat and booties.  Neither of us had a problem with the cold and we had the trail to ourselves but I didn't want to go any further because I was worried about one or both of us slipping.  We have a 4 day seminar at the end of the week that I've been looking forward to for forever and all I need is for one of us to pull something.  At least we dodged the bullet of the apocalyptic snow storm that the rest of the country is supposed to get.  A couple more days of arctic cold and maybe another inch of snow then we should be fine but I don't think my friends and family in Chicago will be so lucky.  Warm thoughts and Scooby slippers to the rest of you.  I suspect you'll soon be joining me on the couch.


  1. I'll be joining you on the couch, although I should probably get on the bike trainer later today.

  2. Ugh, the Trainer. Why did you have to remind me about that? I thought I was getting a day off today but now I realize I can set up my trainer. Groan. ; )

  3. I just hope Jenn and Mary Ellen can make it and nothing goes wrong with their flights!

  4. I was thinking about that too but I'll bet by Thursday the airports will be fine. And if not, well, it is what it is, not much anybody can do about it.

  5. Totally groovy slippers!