in which we are snowbound

 

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You may have heard we're getting a bit of snow in Maryland this week. Trust me, all the stories are true, plus a bit. I've
seen as bad and possibly worse growing up in Connecticut, but we expect
this sort of thing there. We're better prepared there. Maryland winters
aren't 72 inches of snow, and especially aren't 43+ inches in a week:
Baltimore has no way of coping with this, and so, we're officially
snowed in. 

 
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Sam had his MRI/ MRA/ MRV series Friday (cross your fingers for
us!), just before the snow started to fall for the first time. We came
back that afternoon, settled in, and here we've stayed since. No work,
as no one can get to my house- the roads were plowed but once, by a
bulldozer, several hours before the second snow started. We ventured
out once to the 7-11 at the end of our street, because I cannot bake
without sugar, and this is without question some serious baking
weather. (Much rending of cloth and tearing at hair over our lack of
nutmeg- how could I have run out, now?)

Me? I'm a little upset at not getting any work done this week- this
is no week for trying to work outdoors- but I'm otherwise
pretty pleased. Sam's work has been closed, Kiddo's school is canceled;
we wake slowly, stumble to coffee and the shower, and spend the day
nestling. We watch Twilight Zone and Dr. Who, catch up on Heroes and
Lost, I knit and spin on the couch, curled up next to Sam. I make dinner in the slow cooker and let the
house fill with the smell of food all day, and then messily bake
something sweet in the evenings. I'm even getting good at it- there has
been Snowpocalypse baking success, shockingly. I sit crosslegged in a chair in the sitting room and just sit, listening to Iron and Wine and being here, now, content. More time to write my Lists Of Good Things.

List 1
 

For anyone looking for a translation of my chicken- scratch, it can be found here.

  One thought on “in which we are snowbound

  1. February 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Your poor gnome looks so unimpressed! I can’t blame him!

  2. February 12, 2010 at 3:18 am

    To be honest, this sounds like an ideal week! I love the ironwork photo.

  3. February 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I loved being snowed in – for the first couple of days. DH hates being snowed in, even for 1 day, so he was out with the shovel and blower clearing the way before the snow even stopped. I should have thought to bake.

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