#WeekendCoffeeShare – First Winter Storm

Good morning! Come on in! Sit down, have a hot drink and let’s catch up on the week.

The first snow storm of the season arrived this week on Wednesday. It felt momentous but at the same time, I was dreading it as I was driving to work that day. My co-workers were heading to the office on Thursday but there was no way I was going to ride with mom to work the next day. Instead of complaining, she’s been non-stop touting how she’s the best mom ever and that I will need her to be my mom again in the next life.

The drive that morning was quite scary. The rain was coming down hard and I couldn’t see the lane lines well. Even with the high beams on, the lines weren’t reflecting as much as they were supposed to. Watching the news that night, it turned out I wasn’t the only one with the problem. It’s good to hear the state’s department of transportation is working on resolving the problem.

It took me nearly twice as long to get to the office that morning but I got there all right and that’s the important thing. I had the floor to myself that day as no one came in due to the weather. Though I did wish I wasn’t the only one there, I did love the quiet.

Thursday was heavenly as well. I was alone at home while mom went to the office. I harvested kale from the garden and cooked myself some brunch. Throughout the day, I took an occasional stroll in the garden even though the temperature was in the middle to upper 30’s-degree-Fahrenheit and there’s still a layer of frost and ice on almost everything. The crisp chilly air was quite a change. I checked and turned my compost bins, which are coming along nicely and should be ready next year.

By the way, here are the new raised garden beds I wrote I was building last weekend. I successfully moved the blueberry bushes and strawberry plants into the new bed. I took these photos on Halloween, 2 days before the storm. Just imagine a layer of the white stuff on top of everything.

After dumping the previously finished compost, the big bed is still needing about 2 or 3 inches of soil. Half of the bed is filled with everything from the summer garden – entire tomato plants, pole bean plants, unripe tomatoes, flowers, etc.

I thought about finishing filling it next spring but it turned out it’s not good to not mulch the soil for the winter but I don’t want to mulch the bed when it’s not completely filled. So now I’ll have to hope the weather this weekend will have at least 1 day that’s not raining nor snowing. That way, I can go get a couple bags of compost to finish filling the bed.

After a few cloudy days, I’m already missing those sunny days. I wonder how I will survive the next few months?

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to chat again same time next week.

8 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – First Winter Storm

  1. I love how you lay out your garden area. Now you have me thinking I could do something similar in our back yard. We don’t get the brutal weather you get there, but did get a small amount of rain this past week. I’m so ready for a real winter.

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    1. Thank you. I like how consolidated and organized it looks now compared to the scattering of grow bags before. I think it’ll fit a lot more plants in there now too.
      It’s nice to get rain and we’ve been needing rain badly just about everywhere.


  2. I’m glad I wasn’t sipping coffee when I read about you needing your same mom in the next life. Glad you got to work safe (I hate driving in those conditions!) and that it was quiet. Our team has to report in 1 day per week but we are flexible to change it, which is nice. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I wouldn’t blame you if you spat out the coffee. 😆 And the fact that she’s been constantly mentioning it, it makes me feel like there’s a God complex thing going on.
      Yeah, the quiet was great. I just wish I can have more of it.


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