Today on Cape Cod, the weather people are calling for 1 to 11 inches of snow. Now if you ask me that’s a big spread. The cape is divided into three areas, upper, middle and lower Cape where Provincetown is. We live on the upper Cape, not too far from the bridge which gets you onto the Cape. They are calling for the 11 inches for us and the one inch for the lower Cape. Though in January, 2005 we got three feet of snow in one storm.
I was going to go shopping today but it is noontime and it is already snowing. I like to go to town at least once a day. Usually I go to the post office to get the mail and then drive by the beach. I don’t think I’ll be going out today.
We don’t usually get a lot of snow on the Cape. It’s cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter but this is a coastal storm. My daughter commutes by boat to Martha’s Vineyard every day to work. I hope she makes it home tonight. We are supposed to be baking tonight. We give out homemade Christmas treats every year to friends as gifts, about 20 people. We don’t make the kind of cookies that people get and then throw away because their overcooked or just bad. We make chocolate covered peanut butter balls, chocolate covered saltines (sounds weird, but it’s one of the favorites), Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies that we don’t overcook (that’s the key to chocolate chip cookies. You take them out of the oven before they look done), and lastly, these white chocolate covered lo mein noodles (sounds weird but they are really good). The only ones that need baking are the chocolate chip cookies. It’s still a lot of work, but we play Christmas music and enjoy our time together.
All her friends have heard about her Christmas gift bags and try to get on her list of recipients. That’s why we are up to 20 people now.
I offered to do some baking during the day when I’m home but she wouldn’t have it. As she said it defeats the purpose. As always she has to do it herself, though she will accept my help if we are together. Just like when Sarah was a child, I’ve mentioned this in another blog, her old saying I guess still applies “Let Tawa do it”.
Current radar. I actually love snowstorms. Especially now that I don’t work and have to go anywhere. I’ve got a fire going in the fireplace, a cup of coffee, and a computer. What more could I want. I just lit the Christmas tree.