There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark



Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Of snow days and doggies

I had a root canal yesterday and my mouth hurts beyond words. I thought having this done would relieve the pain in the tooth and the root zinging, but no, the tooth still hurts and the zing is still creating static electricity (like I know how that really happens). So, just a few pictures today. Umm, yes it is still snowing. The predictions are for days and days of snow.......

Sweet, little Violet catching a few heat rays. That's Mimi Louise melding into her basket next to Violet.

Looking out the snorage room window. As the temps rise, the snow/ice on the roof slowly slides down and while I wait for the huge crashing sound as it moves and finally falls we have what I call witch fingernails.

Looking out my kitchen window. BIG witch fingernails.

Looking East. Heavy, wet snow on the trees.


I am waiting for this tree to crash through the upstairs bedroom window. It gets closer and closer with each snow fall. The neighbor said he would try to take it down but he started sliding in his skidder that had chains as he came down our sloped driveway, so it will have to wait until the driveway is safer to traverse. Have I mentioned that I am sick of the snow? I know, cranky, cranky, cranky. I need some chocolate or maybe some sweet wine.






20 comments:

Mom said...

It is 70 degrees today in Maryland. Want to come visit for a while?

jan said...

Rosemary,

A root canal is an excuse to take vicoden. Vicoden rocks!!

Rhea said...

That's one smart pup. Cute pic.

Jennie said...

Rosemary, a root canal AND cabin fever? Get a good movie, some wine, some chocolate and some vicodan. I think that'll do it. Now, your icicles reminded me...every year on Jan 25th my Luke is invited to his friends' house and they celebrate the time when Luke was standing under a giant icicle, bigger than he was, which fell to the ground right after he walked away. It's Icicle Day here soon...but I see it's nearly always Icicle Day in Idaho this time of year! I'm coming back with a recipe that's easy and solves many of your problems....

utenzi said...

Yikes. It looks too damn cold there, Rosemary. It's 68 here now.

CRAIG & DIANE said...

Rosemary, I feel your pain, literally. I have a tooth that is in need of a root canal, but it will have to wait until we get routed back home. Hang in there, eat chocolate, drink, and be merry!

Jennie said...

This is easy and SO GOOD!
(Plus you don't have to chew.)

Chocolate Pots de Creme
1 cup light cream
1 4-oz package German sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
Dash salt
3 beaten egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream (optional)

In a heavy small saucepan combine light cream, chopped chocolate, sugar, and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat till smooth and slightly thickened. Gradually stir about half of the hot mixture into beaten egg yolks; return all to saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-low heat 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into 4 sherbet dishes. Cover and chill several hours or overnight till firm. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

kate said...

That's just far too much snow for my liking. I think of the shovelling - always the shovelling.

And now I'm looking at the chocolate recipe and boy, I could use some of that today!

jp said...

I will not tolerate you living in a house that a tree might fall on.

Where's my axe and snowshoes?

Crap.

Sandy said...

Let's see - a root canal, snow sliding off the roof, falling trees and witches fingernails??? You couldn't possibly have enough chocolate and wine to handle all that - head south! I'm clearing out a room for you.

Chris said...

Didn't the dentist give you vicodin? You need vicodin!

As for the snow, well, I live in S. CA and I haven't seen snow in years, unless I look to the mountains. After seeing pics like yours, I appreciate my nonsnow climate. Snow and I have a bad history, it has tried to kill me more than once.

Stay warm!

Red7Eric said...
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Red7Eric said...

Witch fingernails??!! I love it.

And if I could, I'd gladly trade with you. It's been unseasonably warm in DC these past few days, and it's freakin' me out.

Sling said...

Lord he'p me...I love the snow!..Looks like there's just enough room between the pooch and the cat for me to snuggle in.

kenju said...

LOVE the witch fingernails, and the trees look great with the heavy snow. But that's as close as I want to come to it.

Auld Hat said...

Oh see, now I can not even try to top what Jan said.

Middle Child said...

Jesus Mary and Joseph and I worry about the red bellied black snake I nearly picked up in the summer hear when I was a cleaning out a drain before a summer downpour...him and his mates are still out there...but at least they aren't SNOW.

Ex-Shammickite said...

oooo that's a whole pile of snow, I'm intriqued by the snow and the ice sliding past the windows. We have had fog, rain and warm air and my back yard is almost snow free, after being at least 18" of deep snow.
Root Canal... YUK! But it's better than toothache... I hope.

more cowbell said...

Oh I wish I'd seen this earlier!! i kind of unplugged the past few days.

For any future toothaches, get some Clove Essential Oil, comes in a little bottle. Put a drop or 2 on a q-tip, and rub it on the area. Not only does does it have analgesic properties to numb pain, clove oil is also anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and some other things I can't remember. It really works, I've used it for me, the kids, the dogs. I used it after my own root canal, which was a really bad one, and literally didn't feel a bit of pain after.

madretz said...

lol, exactly what red7eric said. I was planning on commenting how I love the witch fingers analogy. and we need some of that snow in our Sierras. i'd gladly take some off your hands. can't those witch fingers do a little spell and snap their fingers to transfer 2 feet to DC and the 4 feet to California mountains? that'd take 6 feet away from you. We'd all be so much happier.