We got perhaps 4 inches of snow on Friday. However, the temperatures over the weekend have been in the low 30's. Icicles are hanging off of my eaves, and there is a whole lot of melting going on.
I got in 16 miles yesterday, and another 5 today. Running was slightly challenging, as the guys who plow the streets and the guys who plow the sidewalks are never on the same page. The sidewalk plow guys have done a nice job getting after it right after a snow. However, the street plow guys always make additional passes and undo all the good work the sidewalk guys have done! It's an eternal struggle.
The runs were tough, but good. I continue to see little signs that spring is closer. Yesterday the red-bellied woodpeckers started chirping with their familiar "kwirrrrr!" It was the first time I heard their call this season, and they were doing it everywhere I went. That, coupled with the sounds of the jubilant cardinals, chickadees, blue jays, and even the cackling wild turkeys, gives us all hope.
Speaking of hope...
I haven't made pizza in quite some time, so I needed to change that. I made a couple this week. My 13 year-old sourdough starter, "Hope," is alive, well, and quite feisty. And my sourdough pizza recipe continues to produce some tasty pies.
This pizza I made on Tuesday, topped with Calabrese salami and crimini mushrooms.
It was nice to have pizza on the menu again. It was also a reminder that I need to get back into a more regular pizza making schedule!