Yesterday made me question our judgment of leaving Florida. Just a bit. It took my husband a couple hours to dig us out of the 18 inches of snow on our driveway. It was a good day to be a mom. I kept the water going on the stove refilling mugs of hot chocolate and tea. A big pot of split pea soup bubbled on the stove all afternoon while the cornbread in the oven wafted its scent through the kitchen. Warm. Cozy. Together. Pink cheeks came in and out asking for help with snowsuits for bathroom breaks and boo-boo fixes.
It was one of those days that will be talked about for years. The Blizzard of 2011. We were there. We survived.
Susie Finkbeiner says
Well, I, for one, am glad that you came back to Michigan.
We had pretty much the same day here yesterday. Jeff and Elise outside with the dog. They boys inside with me for most of the time. Pot roast in the crock pot and mashed potatoes on the stove (first time I ever made from scratch mashed potatoes…why had I never done it before??). I haven’t left the house yet…and that’s fine by me!
I hear there was a blizzard the year you were born as well but we were many miles away from it all in balmy south pacific ocean/east China sea. Many that year thought they would still have piles of snow when we came home in May but they didn’t. We missed it all! That was a time before 4 wheel drive & snowmobiles can you believe it? They literally were snowbound. I had a conversation not long ago with a cashier @ Meijers about why adults hate snow. Maybe because they have to drive in it & shovel it while kids just plain enjoy it, snowmen, igloos, ice skating, sledding & hot chocolate.
We had a cozy day too. And now it’s sunny! I like the occasional blizzard, it’s sort of fun to be stuck in side; different you know. And I made pot roast too, weird!!! I want to take the kids sledding for the first time, maybe this weekend.
Aw, Susie 🙂 So glad I met you after we moved here! Home made mashed potatoes, um yummy awesomeness!!! Now I want some!
Mom, a lot of people are comparing this blizzard to the one back in 78. I was wondering how long it will take these piles of snow to melt, maybe May! It’s crazy how much has changed in 30 some years!
Jessie, we have the sun here too. Whohoo! It must have been the day for pot roast, what a riot! Did you see the post about my recent sledding experience a couple weeks ago where I knocked my breath out? Lol! Be careful if you get on the sled!