the snow is here. does it seem like that's all i ever talk about? yes. it seems that's all anyone in the northeast talks about lately....actually, everyone in the midwest has always talked about weather ....oh, and the mid-atlantic states are all talking about weather too! and then there are the people in the south....thy like to watch the weather on television...just to gloat....and see what they're missing! unless it's september....then they're the ones taping up windows for the hurricanes! of course, the california surfer dudes and movie stars have weather issues too......it affects their bleached naturally in the sun or professionally....i'm assuming that the surfers get naturally bleached blonde.....but who knows these days. oh, and then there's seattle...rain, rain, all year long! and we have the dry states in some places like new mexico......and oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.
weather. we all talk about it! i went to the grocery store last night, before i picked up t.j. at his ski bus. i was concerned that by then it would be sold out of milk, bread and who knows what. i was hoping that there would be chocolate chip cookie mix....now, that's crucial on a snow day! as i strolled through the aisles, i looked at what people were buying....some had grocery carts full of chips and salsa and cheeses and hamburger and they seemed to be preparing for a super bowl party, some were buying soups and stew type meats, they appeared to be hunkering in to cook some cozy dinners for the rest of the winter, others were laiden with gallons of milk and juice of every variety, an elderly couple carried a small container of milk and english muffins.....and there i was, a stereotype with 3 gallons of milk which we needed anyway, waffles, popcorn, hamburger for meatloaf and some tacos, chocolate chip cookie mix and some butter....for the cookies. and the milk is for the cookies too. halfway through stop and shop, i saw a friend...we talked about the weather....her husband had just called to let her know school would be canceled. i trusted his word....he's a police officer in town! woo hoo! they called it the night before! relief! life is good!
after checking out, i realized that i should stop and get a couple of redbox (http://www.redbox.com/?cid=PS:Google:Redbox:BrandKeywordsGeneralOpt:redbox:376&cid=4059664465&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=redbox&utm_campaign=Redbox&tracking_ID=7261bc0f-d35f-8f69-4bb4-000037441fad) movies. i finally got julie and julia(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YybhuBmzhvA) and duplicity(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py5Iyz0_0aA). that's where i bumped into another friend who was coming to pick up some tidbits to make a pie.
did i mention that i left my whole order at stop and shop to go pick up t.j.....the ski bus had arrived. i dropped him at home to shower and i drove back to stop and shop to collect the groceries that they were nice enough to hold for me! i guess i should have thought ahead and used peapod by stop and shop...(http://www.peapod.com/?001=3144&002=33&003=1&004=&005=&006=10122)
when i stopped at the library earlier in the day, i was paying the debt for the family wing and the librarian, a photographer and writer shared photography blog with me....(http://www.cjpphotos.blogspot.com/)...i decided to tryout some of their d.v.d.s.....just in case! i like to prepare...just in case of stircraziness....it doesn't usually happen.....when i'm prepared. people at the library were not talking about weather
these are the movies that i got ..............
a fish called wanda(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAJUlSRCwo)
phoebe in wonderland(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZA6APB-TMc)
so far today....
i have brewed delicious coffee from my favorite farm in old lyme....they have a delicious variety with clever names (http://www.farmcoffee.com/). yesterday, i bought the obama blend to mail to our very democratic friends! i buy farm blend for us. i have just tried their "organic mexico" which is "rich, balanced and straightforward"..is that the coffee, or the people who buy it?!
i have been treated to delicious chocolate chip cookies baked by grace.
i have walked the dogs for a beautiful walk in the woods.....the long route with the camera.
i've talked on the phone to a few friends...about their weather.
we've had grace's friend over to sled.
i've carried in some chopped wood to make a nice fire....i'm expecting some help from t.j. and grace.
we've heard from biff....who will be spending the night in buffalo! with one of the other guys he works with. we all laughed because they deserve each other....they both snore!
and the regular stuff....laundry, dishwasher etc.
not much going on here.....just more weather!