The snow flurries started to fall last night, as the weathermen had predicted. But what I had thought would be a dusting and a slightly messy road, turned into about a foot of snow. How naive I was when I woke up this morning and peaked out the window. The fierce wind had slammed snow into the windows until it stuck and nearly blocked my view completely. I opened the front door to nearly white-out conditions, and my spring fever quickly flared to new heights. Yesterday had been so sunny and had me dreaming of flip-flops and sunglasses. Today, it was all about bundling up and trying to somehow get to work without being too much of a mess.
My husband had the day off from work, and I had every intention of letting him sleep in. Honestly!! I wasn’t the least bit jealous that I was about to step out into a freezing, winter wonderland; while he was still snuggled up in bed. But as the snow continued to fall and my little yellow car began to disappear into the white abyss, I grew desperate and decided that it was time to call in the extra help. There was no way that I would get to work on time — or today, for that matter — if I were to shovel myself out. Nate didn’t have to be asked twice and immediately went outside to help me shovel my car out. What a guy I have!!!
It was a very heavy, wet snow… perfect for throwing snowballs at your husband, I must add. 🙂 (Hey, I missed every time anyway. I need to work on my aim!). 🙂
As always, the snowy conditions made me feel like baking. I have come to the conclusion that if I lived in Alaska, I would probably be baking and eating all the time. 😉 My office desk is near a window that is nearly floor to ceiling, so I had an amazing view of the huge snowflakes all day long. In between phone-calls, I found myself lost in thought; as I couldn’t help imagining sugar cookies sprinkled with sparkly sugar, warm gingerbread pancakes, and even mugs filled to the brim with hot chocolate. What can I say? Snowy weather makes me want to cook! Tonight, I decided to keep my baking energies on a healthy playing field!
Cold weather might make me want to bake some yummy treats, but it also makes me crave vegetables. Tonight, I craved a veggie stir-fry. I love fresh veggies in the winter, because they somehow make it summer in my kitchen… even if it’s blistery outside. To go with the sautéed veggies, I baked some sweet potatoes and broiled a salmon fillet. Completely satisfying!!
I can’t help but post this picture of the kitties. They curiously stuck their heads out the door as I was taking a look outside this morning. They are so cute sometimes!