Happy Day After Christmas!

So I’m sure most of you have heard the news reports- there was a blizzard in the Midwest & we had A LOT of snow. This is me in our sidewalk yesterday after we shoveled & our neighbor went through with his snow blower. We actually got more snow after this so imagine the snow now up to my waist. The snow drifts are definitely the worst- I think an extra couple of inches of our neighbors’ snow was dumped in our driveway. In our backyard part of the fence is covered & it’s just one big snow drift from our yard to the neighbors. We keep asking the neighbors if this is normal- they keep saying no, but we’re starting to get suspicious. The upside to all of this is there’s so much wind we’re not worrying about snow accumulation on our roof!

On another note, thanks to all the traveling & snow days over the past 1 1/2 months, I’ve gotten tons of knitting done! 2 pairs of socks, a hat, the sweater below:

Really happy how this turned out! It was some stash yarn of my mom’s & it’s perfect. The pattern is by Meghan McFarlane, Shalom Cardigan. I think it took about 5 days to knit- I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a quick finished product!
I’m making really good progress on the February Lady Sweater- hope to finish the sleeves today & then block it tonight.
On a completely different note, I’ve been doing lots of cooking/baking. I made Chili 3000 on Christmas Eve- this has to be the best chili I’ve ever made! Thankfully Penzey’s Spices ships & you too can enjoy the great chili spices! I also made a Pumpkin cake from the Cake doctor. We had Sausage Strata for Christmas breakfast & homemade pizza for Christmas dinner. Luckily this all makes lots of leftovers so we’ll be eating well while snowed in!

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