Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. - Mary Jean Iron

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Snow

I guess this says something about the magnitude of the current snow storm that I am actually posting twice in one week. We are currently experiencing blizzard number 2 of the week, which has successfully made this the most intense winter in DC history. Our neighbor informed us that the only record they have of a comparable winter was from journal entries of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson!! I don't think that should count.

Partly because many of you have been asking and partly because I am starting to lose my mind, I have brainstormed up an ongoing list of our favorite things to do while barricaded at home. W are more than open to suggestions.

1. Sleep until we are no longer tired
2. Enjoy coffee and a book by the kitchen window


3. Scour redfin for dream homes
4. Begin and actually finish books just because I want to
5. Make delicious homemade Leek Pea and Sauerkraut Soup (recipe is courtesy of the Wednesday Chef)


6. Shovel the driveway multiple times in a day to feel like we are somehow making progress
7. Watch countless movies on netflix (Recommendations: Food Inc., The Visitor, 30 Rock)
9. Play in the snow until we have so much snow up our shirts and down our shoes that we can't bear the cold anymore.
8. Read through my favorite foodie blogs (Wednesday Chef, Smitten Kitchen, In Praise of Leftovers, etc.) and think of all of the delicious things i could make if only I could make it to the market.
9. Plan out our garden for this coming spring.
10. Research how to get a license for chickens in the state of maryland.
11. Bundle up and take walks around the neighborhood, enjoying the quite of a world with no cars.


All in all, we are thankful for the snow, the quite, each other, and the chance to be still.

3 comments:

Peggy said...

I love you guys.
Leek and sauerkraut soup is my next soup adventure. I gave the recipe to Bev Henry who was thrilled to have it because Jim is totally into sauerkraut these days (she doesn't know why??).
Happy Valentine's!!
Mom

Kim said...

Oh oh, read the pioneer woman blog:)
I should be there around 6 or so on April 5th. See you then.

deni said...

We loved being with you in the snow! Thanks for a great time together. love you, xo