“Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”

We got snow, probably 6 or more inches. After that it rained a bit so the snow has hardened. Everywhere I walked I could hear the snow crack under my feet. My papers were out near the street, but it was easy to get them. There wasn’t much snow on the walkway from the house. Poor Henry didn’t want to come up the outside stairs which were covered in snow. I threw ice melt on them last night and again this morning so the stairs will be clear soon enough.

The sun is really bright glinting off the snow, but it is only 24˚ according to Hey, Google, but he also said the wind makes it much colder. There is no wind.

Despite the cold, today is a pretty day with lots of sun and a blue sky. The trees are quiet. The birds are in and out of my feeders which now need to be filled. I will brave the snow on the deck and fill the feeders later.

I talk to the TV now more than ever. On a video I was watching a guy who was working on a van and kept calling the ceiling the roof. For whatever reason that drove me crazy. It is the same when I see kids on TV shopping in stores without their masks. What are you thinking I usually ask the parents. They never answer. That’s a good thing.

My sister sent me a link to Zoo New England. For $20.00 you get to have breakfast with one of the animals. It is on Zoom and there is a zoo person to explain the what’s and to answer questions. The participants were told to wear pajamas. It is breakfast after all. My sister was the only adult. She wore her chenille robe. I will sign up to watch the sloths.

I went out with my broom to try and get the snow off the car roof and windows. I used the handle, but it broke. That is how hard the snow is. I did manage to clear the rear window and half the roof. I’ll try again later. This time I’ll use mop.

I read an article about going quarantine crazy. The symptoms vary, but I swear I have them all. I miss people. My bubble has always been deflated. I pity the dog and the cats who are stuck with me. I talk to them all the time. I asked Henry last night how his dinner was. He licked his chops. I’m not saying anything. I know it was coincidental or was it?

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12 Comments on ““Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    Sunny and cold here with a nasty cold but weak wind blowing. This time of year it’s perfect to work in the paint department, we’re the only ones working with just a t-shirt, all the others have thick weaters or jackets 🙂 I won’t like it as much when summer arrives though 🙂 🙂

    No quarantine crazyness here but I wouldn’t mind if they locked down the country for a week or two 🙂 🙂 Living like I do I would most likely just continue like always and take walks with the dogs and just visit the store when it is absolutely necessary 🙂 🙂

    Sorry to see that You had to deal with the car and snow, not fun at all.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It is colder than I expected here. That sun led me astray. My heat keeps turning on and off trying to keep my house warm.

      I went out a second time to try to clear the car. I couldn’t do the whole windshield, just the sides. The middle is too thick.

      My nephew got covid and was in the hospital on oxygen. He had to quarantine when he got home. Luckily he didn’t have a horrible case but even now symptoms still linger.

      Take care!!

  2. hedley Says:

    Well, I guess the age old question, was it Belichoke or was it Tom Brady has been fully answered. Heck even Matthew Stafford made New England the only team to be excluded because of Belichick and the returning Patricia.

    As Mahomes took off in the wrong direction for the 20th time, with Ndamukong Suh in hot pursuit, it crossed my mind that the big winner on the evening was Uncle Eric#72. His Achilles needing repair and in the fourth and final year of his second contract, his absence left the KC O line in complete disarray.

    Given Kansas City have committed $450M to their young quarter back with $120M guaranteed, they will no doubt be looking at the chaos without Fisher and thinking about how to protect their prized asset.

    Our second Pfizer date passed without incident and we now wait 7 days or so for full immunity. I am not sure how this affects my life, other than to know it reduces the chance on having tubes stuffed down my throat.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Given how badly the Pats did this year, I figure that was an answer. I think it was probably more Patricia than Bill.

      I felt bad for Uncle Eric. How awful not to the play in the Super Bowl and have to watch your team go down in flames.

      Brady has beaten Mahomes twice. Maybe that played a part. This game tape will be watched and watched.

      I am not even qualified for the vaccine. Massachusetts is still on 75 and above. Two weeks more maybe. I am so frustrated as this state hasn’t even begun Phase 2. I have friends my age in other states who already have had their first and two have had their second. I am so frustrated.

      • hedley Says:

        Kat,
        I am really sorry to hear that you are still waiting for the vaccination.
        When I got the first appointment 3 weeks ago, I felt like I had won the lottery. I guess the sense is that I have some level of armor. I might even be able to fly to Denver to see my Grand daughter instead of driving

      • katry Says:

        Baker, the governor of Massachusetts, has blown this one. He even admitted it. We were last in New England in the number of vaccinations. No excuse for that!

  3. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today was cloudy and a little chilly with a high of 63°. However, the Arctic air, Polar Vortex, is coming our way tomorrow night and it may linger for awhile. Sometimes it’s called an Alberta Clipper and there might even be some frozen mix precipitation falling over the weekend.

    Yesterday, Kansas City’s real team, the one from last year, missed the flight to Tampa on Saturday. 🙂 It’s easy for a guy like Glazer to buy a Super Bowl when you offer the league’s top quarterback, top receiver and whoever else came with them from the Pats to move to Florida. 🙂

    I’m lucky that I get to go to work at least a couple of days a week which helps my sanity. This Covid thing has been harder on my kids and therefore on my wife. We are scheduled, I think, for the second dose of the Mederna vaccine next Wednesday. Regardless, we still have to practice social distancing and wearing masks because we could still carry the virus in our respiratory system and infect others. Also, no one can answer the question, how long does the immunity last and does it protect one from having any symptoms or just having a mild case of symptoms? Teachers here in Texas are not expected to get the vaccine until the summer along with everyone else who is over 16 years old.

    My advice for cleaning snow, ice, sleet or frozen anything from a car is to first get in the car, start the engine and turn on the defroster full blast, including the electric rear window defroster. Then, go inside and have another cup of hot coffee. After about 20 to 30 minutes go back outside and clean off the slightly melted stuff. It’s not great for the ozone layer, but it works.

    What you are experiencing is called, “Cabin Fever”. When the roads have been cleared get in your car and take a drive anywhere. Obviously on the Cape you have to get back to the mainland first. But, maybe drive to the end of the Cape and come back a different way. Or go the other direction towards Boston. It doesn’t matter just go see something different. Either pick up food or bring your lunch with you.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It is cold. I crunched my way outside to the car but not the mailbox. This will be a cold week. I’ll seldom venture.

      Gronk surprised me as he had retired and was doing commentary on ESPN. I guess Brady convinced him. The Pats were doomed this year without a decent quarterback.

      I did read an article which called it quarantine crazy instead of cabin fever. I’m still waiting for my first shot, and I am not scheduled yet as this state is still at 75 and up. Wearing masks is a critical part of lowering the virus rate. I was aghast to see the video from Florida where no one working in the grocery store was wearing a mask. The infection rates are going down so we need to keep being vigilant.

      This snow was frozen solid on the windshield. It would have taken too a long time using the defroster. I do use the defroster to clear the windshield if it is icy, but this was thick and hard. It broke into big, thick ice chunks on the sides of the window I could clear.

      I love to take rides on the Cape. Sometimes it is down Cape to P-Town or up Cape to Sandwich or the bridge. Sometimes I shop while other times I just take the ride. I haven’t been to Falmouth on the other side of the Cape in a long time, but I don’t know it so I stay here on the Hyannis side. You’re right that I don’t get out enough. As soon as I free my car, I’ll head on down the Cape.

      • Bob Says:

        Actually, you want the defroster to loosen the snow just above the glass so that you can slide the large frozen part above off the glass.

        I’m amazed how many people either don’t wear a mask or wear it improperly. My coworker won’t cover his nose. I’m tired of explaining to him that it’s just as bad because he breaths from his nose. I just put mine on when he is near me. I’ve given up on the other right wing loony tunes with whom I work. The jerk in West Palm Beach politicized mask wearing and these idiots don’t get it. A survey over the weekend showed that 75% of Texas Republicans believe that the election was stolen from Trump.

        Hitler was right that if you tell a lie often enough, then the pubic will believe the lie.

      • katry Says:

        I am also totally appalled when I see people without masks though I seldom see one around here, but I do see exposed noses. I make an obvious move away from the exposed nose. I saw all the Super Bowl parties and bars filled with fans without masks on MSNBC when they were discussing the next super spreader from the fans of the game. Idiots!! I’m not surprised about the number in Texas who believe Trump really won. Idiots is right.

        Hitler and P.T. Barnum.

  4. Birgit Says:

    We still have snow and I like it. Sunny 9°F tomorrow. Neighbors had problems with their cars too because we had ice rain on Saturday before it started to snow. Many cars are still ice-coated, they actually look quite nice and funny for change.
    Corona politics and vaccination is still a mess here and all major virulent variants are on the rise. Currently the first category gets a shot, that’s people over 80 living in retirement homes. I’m in the last category, it will take a while.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Poor Henry went down the steps to the yard, but it took him a while to come come back up the stairs. The steps are a bit icy though I did toss tons of deicer on the steps. I’ll have to chip it off tomorrow. It will be too cold for it to melt on its own.

      My state sucks in regard to the vaccine. Here I am living in a state with renown hospitals and medical people yet we lag behind in giving out the vaccine. Barnstable County where I live has the third highest elderly population in the country. I’m just not elderly enough.

      This is the first time I’ve wanted to be older!!


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