I spent today making pea soup and corn bread, and I watched another episode of Bones, Season 1, streamed from my Netflix account. I didn't start watching this show until last season, and I decided to catch up by starting at the beginning. It's really fun to to see where the characters started, and I'm interested to see what happened to some of the originals who are no longer on the show. I also tried a new recipe - for white chocolate fudge. One of my husband's employees gave us some for Christmas, and also gave us the recipe. It tastes delicious, but apparently my candy thermometer is no longer accurate, because the fudge didn't harden the way it should. It holds together, and it isn't sticky, but it's more like the texture of the marshmallow fluff that is used in its creation. I'll just have to try it again sometime.
My husband is having trouble with arthritis in his right wrist. For the past day or so he hasn't been able to bend it, and it's really swollen. He wasn't able to do the snowblowing around the yard or the shoveling. In fact, he's had trouble using the hand at all. Our neighbor plows the driveway for us, so I asked him if he'd do the blowing for us (and of course we'd pay him extra!). And I also explained that my husband has been snowblowing our across the street neighbor since she's newly single and works nights as a critical care nurse. Not only did our neighbor snowblow us, but he did her yard too, and refused any payment. He said he was just glad that I asked him for help. We'll do something nice for him later on in the season -- maybe I'll knit him a new hat!
So here are some pictures --- the plow drifts are now so high that I can't see the road from my kitchen. I took them standing in my driveway at the roadside. I think there's about 2 ft of snow on the level, but it's been hard to measure!