Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Tea Cozy Weekend

Many pots of Harney and Son Queen Catherine tea
and multiple cups of hot chocolate have been consumed
in our cozy home during the Winter Storm of 2016.
We ended up with 14 inches of snow falling on Friday and Saturday.
That was on top of the 3 inches from Wednesday. 
 I realize that's not a lot compared to my friends in the north east,
but for southern Kentucky, that was a record breaker. 
School was cancelled in our little town Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 
We are waiting to hear about Monday. (Update: No School Monday)
Sadly, thousands of people were stranded on I-75 for up to 16 hours
due to wrecks caused by the ice that arrived before the snow. 
Our church became a Red Cross shelter on Saturday. 
Because many curvy roads in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky
never see the sun, it could be weeks before the Eastern Kentucky
rural county school buses can travel.

I am thankful my family is safe and warm.

Tea Cozy and mug were purchased on one of our trips to the Cotswolds in England. 

10 comments:

Beth said...

Glad you and your family are safe, Linda. Quite a storm!
Linda, I wanted to email you but could not find an email address. Wondering specifically how you manage eating GF in restaurants? I am just beginning the GF journey.
Beth

relevanttealeaf said...

Glad the snow has subsided, and that you and your family are all tucked indoors safe and sound. "Jonas" completely skirted around us for which we're thankful, but prayers said for the multitudes who were affected by the huge snowfall.

Bernideen said...

Dear Linda:
It's times like these that we learn to appreciate the simple things - right? I don't ever want to take for granted being warm, having warm clothing, clean water, etc. It's like when your hot water heater goes out and then after replacing it you have that whole new appreciation!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It's soooo weird to live just one state above you, in mid Ohio and not have gotten ANY snow.

I feel for you - as we are much more prepared than Southern Kentucky to deal with ice and snow. Hope you and yours are all ok.

Stay inside, keep the pot hot and enjoy your winter's day, friend. Hugs. ♥

Steph said...

That's quite a lot of snow! Glad you snuggled in. I was thinking of you in London!

racheld said...

What a BLANKET you've got down there! You're "weathering" it well, so cozy and warm. Our snow is almost vanished from all but shady spots in the yard, though the iron-cold 10s and 12s last week seemed to promise it would be here for Easter Egg Hunts, this time.

We had a little family gathering for three birthdays yesterday, and five of our group traveled from Cincinnati area. It was so lovely outside---in 40s when they were about to leave, that we had the front door open to the sunshine, and the four GRANDS and I went out and ceremonially and respectfully committed the Gingerbread Houses they'd made in Dec. to Nature and the birdies. (right before they all had a turn or two with sticks and bats, to thwack the gingerbread into crumbs the birds could eat).

I read your SNOW paragraph to Chris, and he says he hopes his client in Versailles doesn't need a service call this week!

Glad you're all well and warm. And that's the COZIEST Tea Cozy I've ever seen.

r

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the cozy. Wow! That is alot of snow for your part of the world. Wondering if school happened today.

Carrie said...

That looks like a lot of snow to me! I hope things are back to normal now and that you all are staying safe :)

Angela McRae said...

A cozy weekend indeed! And I'm jealous of all your snow but grateful for the inch or so we got! :)

Rosemary said...

This storm packed a wallop all across the country! Hope school is back in the swing!

 

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