Writing Up a Storm!

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(part of my backyard-a blanket of deep white)

The blizzard has passed although the day is far from ordinary. School cancellations forced me to stay home. Others are digging out, taking another day to reorder their life. We feel lucky not to have lost power even if we got 2 feet or so of snow. It is under 20 degrees and all I can think about is those others in the very eastern part of the state and the islands who are off the grid and cold. We live just far enough from the coast where it could have gone either way.

I’ve got a roast in the oven and potatoes ready to be cooked for my famous mashers. It feels like a Sunday. We went out today, heading to the gym for exercise and the local organic grocery store for dinner ingredients. Laundry is getting done and we are in denial about the workday for tomorrow even as I prepared the smoothies for the next couple of days.

Winter storms shift the beat of daily life. Some panic- rushing to the stores for an overwhelming amount of food, as if Armageddon is approaching. Such a weird response in my mind. We don’t live miles or hours away from the nearest anything. I often wonder how much of the supplies end up in the trash after all is said and done.

So we chill in the chill. We had a great meal together last night-created by what we had in stock. So yummy! And my youngest and two friends took a 2 hour hike into the woods late yesterday afternoon. Refreshed and rejuvenated and ready, they experienced a rare excursion into the quiet. Late last night, the neighbors took their sleds to the street, whipping down the hill in the middle of the road. The travel ban had its benefits!

 

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(another part of the back with the footprints that lead to the woods)

I’ll be up before dawn tomorrow. Hopefully catch a run before the rush. Thanks to all of you for sharing in the tidbits of these last 48 hours. And remember to capture ALL the moments everyday if you can!

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5 thoughts on “Writing Up a Storm!

  1. So far we’ve managed to miss the cold weather everyone else is having. In fact, ski season was horrible. Make me wonder what the summer water supply is going to be. A snow day where it’s quiet and we can relax and enjoy sound wonderful though.

  2. Suzanne

    How incredible. It’s amazing that you can still go for a run in such conditions – doesn’t your breath get really cold and ragged? I imagine it could make your lungs hurt. It does sound wonderful to live in such a muffled magical world though when the power is on and there is good food to eat.

    1. It’s all a matter of wearing the right clothing. For extreme windy conditions a balaclava face covering works well. Gortex leggings as an outer layer. As I believe, there is no such thing as bad weather. Just bad clothing! (For the most part. :). It is magical for the reasons you describe!!

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