i dug out my recycle bins today, encased in ice from overhead icicle drips. the ice itself won't come off anytime soon (i tried chiseling it with a metal spade, no effects), but i was able to at least pull the bins away from the side of the house. if it really does rain on sunday, hopefully it might help with the melting. or, it may just make it worse since i hear everything will refreeze soon afterwards. i look forward to an icy glazed sunday and beyond.
usually weekly circulars arrive directly in my mailslot, but when i went outside today, i saw a packet wrapped in a plastic bag on my doorstep. besides the usuals - star market, rite aid - there was one from market basket as well! it was always strange to me that we never get their circular even though i live within walking distance (in somerville) and that's usually where i get my groceries. my parents get it in belmont and the nearest market basket to them is miles away. so maybe this was a one time deal but hopefully it means an expansion in their delivery policy.
i finished off my leftover rice porridge before soaking for an hour in an epsom salt bath. i lit one of the tibetan incense i bought in litang, but since it was cold outside and i wasn't going to open the bathroom window, the scent started to get a little too much so i snuffed out the incense. whenever i take a bath i like to see how long i can hold my breath under water. being submerged is surprisingly noisy, as i hear an assortment of hums coming from the various heaters and furnaces in the basement.