I'm, looking out the window of my cycling, running, weight room at a very red sky this morning. Old sailors say it's a warning. Me? I think it means that our temps are going to pop up into the mid 30s (F) today. Skies will be partially cloudy, but we are heading into a warming in trend, with temps expected to be in the low 50s (F) by the end of the week. Bye, bye snow.
I did work yesterday and, as expected, business was slow. Management is blaming the cold, but traditionally this time of year has always been slow for us. The fact that in the northern tier states, no one renovates in the winter was made in the movie The Holdovers. When one of the young men left behind says he's not going home for Christmas because his parents are renovating and his bedroom is torn up, our young hero responds by saying, "It's winter. No one renovates in the winter."
I cooked up a bone this morning for Lily to gnaw on while I'm at work. I will mix some of the broth in with her dry food for her dinner. She loves that.
And I did make the Moroccan chicken yesterday before work. Oh, my, it's quite tasty... and spicy. The recipe called for cayenne pepper, however, since I didn't have any in my larder and wasn't about to run out to the store just so I could add the teaspoon it called for, so I substituted with pepper flakes. Here's what it looks like.