Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seven O'Clock Snow

Because the Weather Report said that the accumulation of Snow at daybreak would be 2-4 inches (and because they were dead wrong on Friday: I saw about 2 flakes in the city), continuing ALL DAY, I went out to take "progress pics" just before 7 AM today.

Approaching the wooded area behind our building.

Getting Closer. :)

Deep into the Woods(y Area).

A Neighboring "Pink Lady"

Recently-Awakened Me. :) (Can you tell I'm approaching that age where Makeup ought to be a necessity rather than a luxury?:P Well, really it's more like my eyebrows are stark blonde and without the aid of a darkening powder disappear altogether.) On Friday I got a haircut, and I'm still getting over my separation anxiety: It was long enough to sit on. I wanted it trimmed, taken up, shortened. I felt like it was eliminated. But...It looks fine...probably...

From the Balcony, Whee!


What's Next?

Snickerdoodle Cookies

• Some Veggie Recipes from Manjula's Kitchen (finally stocked my Indian spice arsenal last night.) I'm trying Aloo Gobi first. My friend and I have long been laughing (not always kindly) at Auntie Manjula's videos because they are nearly 10 minutes long each and consist primarily of her listing off all the spice components first in the intro and then as she cooks with them. "Halba Teaspoon of ____" times about 20. :D But we've been getting so into the Indian restaurant around the corner lately, and I'm excited to have her as a reference to try my own hand. :)

• Try's (Jazz at Lincoln Center) Archives. In particular I really like the recent Danilo Perez installment
It's all good, of course, but start with "Ask Me Now". The music show is all one file, so you'll have to advance it to 20:15 on the progress bar to be selective. (The whole "Song" is a little under 8 1/2 minutes long.

• Red. Bird. Sampler. Jolene gifted me with this snowy sampler, and I really want to make a start (My first non-exchange start of the year! :D :D :D) today.

• Want to walk to the LNS, because it is only a third of a mile away. Before you expire of envy you should know that it's a Needlepoint shop, and so they only have about 50 x-stitch charts (lol) but the proprietess is a Lovely lady, and I can see all the floss I want there. :)

• I also owe a tonne of replies to comments. Thank you everyone for stopping in; I will endeavor to somehow be organized enough to answer questions and properly reciprocate. If I manage to miss you, PLEASE have pity on me and give me a gentle nudge (or swift kick) by way of a reminder.

Yours Snowfully,


Danielle said...

Berit, I LOVE that picture of you! Your hair looks great. I think you look nice and fresh without makeup on. We are getting snow here as well in Maryland, AGAIN!

Catherine said...

I too think you look great! More snow here too! Off to shovel soon!

JOLENE said...

Looks so cold!!! We have had sunshine here lately and very little snow,but lots of "gunk" in the air. Your hair looks nice and it is still long. When I was in 3rd grade I got my long hair cut off,(it went to my knees) so I understand your pain). But just will always grow back!!!

corinna said...

out in the snow before 7am
and happily taking pictures
well that deserves a giant round of applause
i would be faltering along rubbing sleep out of my eyes ;0)

Anonymous said...

Your hair is about the same length as mine and I've been growing mine for over a year LOL! Great photos of you and the snowy surroundings!

dixiesamplar said...

Beautiful pics, Berit...the snow ones and yours! I think your hair is gorgeous...lots of women would pay good money (and do!) to have your length, thickness, and color!

Who needs stinking makeup??!! I say "Yea for au'natural!!"


Amy said...

I cut my hair to chin length from passed my shoulders. I feel really weird. But my hubby told me that I looked fantastic. (He is not a short hair fan). He told me that I looked ten years younger.

I have those disappearing eyebrows too. I use powder, not makeup. If I am going to church or such, I put on powder, blush, and some eye makeup. I am not a fluffy kind of girl.

Have a wonderful day.

Barbeeque4 said...

What super snow snaps!!!! Your hair looks so nice - just be thankful you have hair - as my falls out in great clumps. :)

stay warm -


Melissa said...

The snowy pictures look great. YOU look great. That's a lovely photo. Although it feels wierd to you, I'm sure those around you tell you that you look better with the "shorter" hair. Love your specs!

Have a great day!

Deb said...

So fun to see a picture of you!!! I can understand your separation anxiety about your hair. I used to have hair long enough to sit on. I kind of inched my way up but when I got to just below my shoulders, I got gutsy and got it cut into a bob. You'll get used to it and I like the way you have it now!

Cari said...

So much snow, I am ready for sunshine and green grass! Love that yellow house in the background, I love old houses!

What fun to see a pic of you - I would definitely miss my hair if I cut it short. I like having long locks.

It sounds like you have a full day ahead, those snickerdoodles sound yummy and so does the Indian food!

Ranae said...

I love the snow photo's and you are a very lovely lady, love your hair. It's always so nice to put a face with a blog.
How is Fox Forest coming along?
I do love that one

Andrea said...

Lovely snow photos. A wonderful new look.
In response to the question you asked me about interfacing: yes it is iron-on.

Patti said...

Great snow pictures and I really really love the picture of you. Your hair looks great but I can see where you are coming from having it cut so short for you - I have never in my whole life (and I'm old) had long hair.
Patti xxx

mainely stitching said...

OMG, Berit! What are you, like 12 years old? You've got at least a decade to go before makeup is essential. (I passed that milestone, but still neglect to smear the stuff on.) I also have disappearing eyebrows!! I had very blonde hair up till my late 20's, when it started getting darker & darker. But my eyebrows are still nearly white. LOL.

Love the snow pictures, btw!!

Annemiek said...

And here I am complaining about a few measly snowflakes. Looks like you have some serious snow going on. Great picture :).

Siobhan said...

I think that's a great pic of you! LOL about the hair--I do the same thing when I get mine cut up. I remember when I got my hair cut up from fairly long to short... think Katie Couric short. OMG. My mother kept saying to me that I'd look so nice with a pixie haircut like I had when I was a kid (as in, slap a bowl on the kid's head, cut around it, and say she looks like a pixie when she starts crying), so I walked in after the haircut and the first thing she says to me is, "OMG, what is your husband going to say?!?". Sorry, emotional scars there. ahem.

Great snow pics!! Enjoy it!

Lennu said...

What a lovely photo of you, thanks for sharing! Oh and you too have lots of snow, everyone is having lots of snow I guess :)

Lucy said...

I don't know how old you are but you seriously look around 18 years old.

Annemarie said...

Snow is happening everywhere!Nice pictures of the woods :o) And of yourself, if I may say so! Long enough to sit on, eh?

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Carolyn McNeil said...

We can't seem to get away from the snow...It's cold and snowy here - upstate New York - but, I guess since it's February I can't complain. Oddly enough, the states south of us, Pennsylvania, DC, etc...have been getting the bulk of the bad weather this year. Oh well, it's good needlepoint stitchin' weather...
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Kellie said...

Hi Berit,
You got your snow. :) It looks so pretty. And so does your hair. :)

Sounds like you had a great day planned. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Red Bird Sampler.

Have a good weekend!

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely picture of you.
This morning I was also outside at 6 am shoveling snow. On the pictures that snow always looks nice but on my shovel it doesn't, lol.
Nice progress on the Witches that you showed in your last post.

staci said...

Oooh, snowy cold weather~~perfect for staying indoors with some stitching. Lovely pic :)

The pattern you asked about on my blog (sorry to put it here, didn't see an email contact) is My Everything by The Sampler Girl. Happy Valentine's Day!

Myra said...

Look at your pretty self in that cold, cold snow. Thanks for showing us you!