Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It snowed and sleeted all day and it's still snowing and sleeting. Had to drive my husbands 4 wheel drive vehicle to work so I wouldn't go flying off the road. Took it slow and made it just fine.
He had a snow day off.
He waved goodbye from the warm kitchen window as I backed out of the driveway. I waved back from a frigid SUV window, and off I went.
Coming home I snapped some photos while driving down my street.

Almost home....

And then, when I got home, I took off my shoes, put on my L.L. Bean rag socks and made myself a hot, steamy cup of tea. Little by little, took off my jewelry and began to relax....ahhh....the water kettle on the wood stove hissing in the background.
Then a nice glass of Merlot in my Merry Madness wine glass. If you live anywhere near Portland, you may have attended Merry Madness a few weeks before Christmas. The festivities start in a different Portland hotel each year where one can munch on a multitude of hors d'oeurves and purchase an official 'Merry Madness' wine glass full of wine. All the shops in the Old Port stay open late and have beverages and appetizers for everyone that visits. If you carry your Merry Madness wine glass around, you can refresh it's contents with a variety of drinks.
It's really beautiful walking around with all the twinkling white lights suspended in the trees lining Exchange Street and the green garland festooning the shops.

So here is my MERRY MADNESS you can see, it's empty now.
Enjoy the evening.