On Friday morning, we awoke to this:
Yes, several inches of wet, heavy snow.
By yesterday, it was 70° and we were off to the garden center for some spring flowers.
Despite the warm temperatures, there is still a bit of snow on the ground. I'm sure it will be gone by noon since temperatures are expected in the 70's again. It won't stay this warm, of course, but hopefully we're done with the snow!
It was a lovely weekend: dinner with friends on Friday night, a shopping trip to a McKenzie-Child warehouse sale with another friend, and dinner with family last night. In between, some appointments, sorting of clothes for the consignment shop, and time at the gym after several months away. McKenzie-Child has an annual Barn Sale which I've never attended, and the warehouse sale was something new. A friend texted me right before we left on our trip and asked if I were interested. I was, indeed. Although I have several pieces of their Courtly Check tinware, most of it is beyond my price range. Everything at the sale, however, was 50% off or more. I got this lovely pitcher which retails for $85 for $19. I know I'll find lots of uses for it; it's looking lovely in the dining room now. Not only was it a bargain, it was the only piece with this pattern that we saw.
Good things in the mail were rather sparse this week, but we did get one very nice package from The Great Courses. They were having a big sale, and Tracy wanted a course on genealogy. I picked up two sets of DVDs on the Bible. The New Testament is taught by Bart Erhman, and I was fortunate to hear him speak on Thursday evening at the University of Rochester's Phi Beta Kappa lecture. He spoke about some of his findings while researching his latest book, Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior. Amazon describes him as a "renowned and controversial scholar," and I understand why some might think his conclusions are controversial. I thought the research on memory was fascinating, and I have the book on hold at the library.
This week's calendar is pretty packed with appointments, volunteer commitments, and lots of social events. I'll have to work hard to find time for my daily reading, #The100DayProject, and my online class assignments.
Waving to Sian and the Monday Memo Makers. Hope you have a great week!