Joe and I had today off together so we slept in for a little bit and then Joe took Cora out for her breakfast walk for me while I fed everybody. He had to go right out and plow then because we got so much snow and I went upstairs to run. After we were both showered and ready to go we headed to town with the goal of going to a couple of stores and then to a museum. Since it had snowed so much people were driving pretty crazily and by the time we got to town we were wishing we had never left home! We did successfully get supplies for our supper, go to the dump and renew my gym membership… which is easier to do with Joe since it comes automatically out of his paycheck.
Then we tried to go to the Seaman Mineral Museum thinking it would be a fun place to visit on a snowy Saturday since neither of us have been there in several years. Unfortunately we did not look up the open hours before hand and when we got there we discovered they are open from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Kind of lame hours for sure because kids are in school and most people are working but I did discover after more research on their website that for part of the year they are open Monday-Saturday… and we are just in the wrong half right now. So maybe someday we will make it there!
By mid-afternoon we were back home again and snuggling in with some lunch and to watch T.V. and nap for a bit. Then after a couple of hours I decided to go outside snow shoeing with the dog around our property while Joe cooked me up a tasty birthday supper!
Cora and I spent about a half an hour outside tromping around our property climbing hills and sliding down them. We even found a dead tree and I helped Cora drag it around for awhile because she really wanted to and it was her walk. I think she had a good time. It got her outside more to roam since most of the winter we don’t go on long walks like we do in the summer.
My birthday supper included lobster risotto (Joe’s first batch of risotto was a bit too liquidy, but he used the pressure cooker and made a second, perfect batch in like 15 minutes!), stuffed clams, and little crostini’s with artichoke dip on them. The orange splotch is onion horseradish sauce and the smaller dark brown splotch is balsamic vinegar for dipping! Mmmm.