Today I seized the moment yet again when it was sunny and the temp was +1F/-15C, and took a walk. I bundled up like crazy and was out for over an hour without feeling too cold except for my face. Here’s Roger’s house with the church in the background. Don’t I look warm?
It wasn’t bad down in the valley, but very windy up on top. The snow was so beautiful; doesn’t it look like sand dunes? It’s the wind blowing the snow. In the final picture you can make out the church spire in the distance, from the other side. I walked three miles.
Unfortunately, after I got home I realized I was actually chilled to the core, and spent the rest of the day drinking hot liquids, wearing a hat, etc. I guess you don’t fool with Mother Nature.
For dinner tonight we tried to use up the Leftovers That Would Not Die. Last weekend I defrosted a container of pesto I had made in the summer. We used it on pizza but there still was a lot left. So the next day I made some bowtie pasta and mixed in the leftover pesto plus chopped spinach and some tofu ricotta I had also made for the pizza. It was the first night after the kids had moved out, and I didn’t realize we would never eat a whole pound of pasta on our own. I’m just used to making the whole package. We took this stuff in our lunches, had it for dinner with tomato sauce, and still had some leftover. So today I made ratatouille and mixed in the last of it. It was a great addition…. and now we have leftovers of that!