Fred Kennedy

Snow Day

It’s March 14th. The daffodils and forsythia bushes are blooming here in the DC region. It wasn’t the best timing for a snowstorm, but it turned out to be a good day to work from home.

The 6 to 10 inches of snow that was forecasted fell north and west of us. My brother had all snow in Winchester, VA. We ended up with an icy, slushy mess.

After 90 minutes of scraping and shoveling, I was ready for a break. I set up my workstation at the kitchen table where I could also keep an eye on the activity in our back yard. We threw cracked corn and sunflower seeds on top of the hard crust of snow and in no time at all our patio was covered with feathered friends. Our visitors included two pair of Northern Cardinals, dozens of Dark-Eyed Juncos, and Mourning Doves. The suet station was busy too with Downy Woodpeckers and Carolina Wrens. My favorites are always the chickadees!

Our kitty, Nicky (20 years old!) watching the birds.

 

I worked most of the day on rebuilding our church website. I’m not a “techie”, so this is no small task. I enjoy a good challenge though!

Our daughter had the day off from work so she ventured out once the roads were clear. She came back a while later with special treats for us, wishing us “Happy Pi Day!” (Giving a shout out to Mom’s Apple Pie in Leesburg, VA) Who can resist a slice of Butter Pecan Apple Crumb Pie? That was my signal for a coffee break.

I’m ending this Snow Day knitting a scarf for my daughter. I started it almost a year ago but ran out of yarn. She found a skein of the exact same yarn on clearance at AC Moore last week so now I have no more excuses. Of course who would think you would still need to wear a scarf on March 14th?