yes, it snowed in the boston area, you might've heard? jokes aside, it was really fun, the whole "batten down the hatches" thing. we went grocery shopping on sunday (skirting most of the crowds, though it was pretty crowded then too), filled the tub with water in case of power outages (to flush the toilet), and all got showers in just in case. we had candles, we had flashlights, we had water. we had warm clothes and last, but not least, we had chicken enchiladas. those, my friends, were so good. and please, if you make them, do not use any enchilada sauce but her homemade one (which is silly easy). and don't skimp on it either. pour it all over those enchiladas. and then with the extra? pour it on your eggs, too. eat it with a spoon? rub it on your face? it's delicious.
anyway, the snow is still white and sparkly, the snowblowers and shovelers and sledders are still in good spirits, and with a travel ban in effect for majority of the storm, there were no car accidents. all that to say, the snow is still fun and magical and us, its audience, are still marveling at it all. in a few weeks when it's basically black and spotted with dog pee, the magic's all worn off. it forced us to stick around, stay home, and there's something so comfy about it all. all the neighbors out together, waving hello and helping each other. so sweet it'd make even norman rockwell gag. it's great. we had eggs and hash browns and stayed in sweats. steve and william had to snow blow, we went sledding, william built a huge tunnel in our backyard that parker loves to climb through, steve built a fire pit in the backyard and i made hot chocolate, and mexican dip (those two don't really go together but when in juno!).
the kids and steve had two consecutive days off, and we played a lot of hullabaloo (a really good game if you've got 3-7ish year olds in your home). parker loved it. "let's play hubbubbloo!" (note: i think it's so much on amazon because it's no longer in production but i bet it could be found on ebay.). after parker went to bed, we watched gladiator (the first time i've really seen it from beginning to end) together. you get it. ate, relaxed, did snow maintenance. repeat. repeat. repeat. that's the sum of it. and, having nothing to do with the snow and everything to do with me being a nice person who passes along a good deal, i got this shirt for $4.50. literally. additional 50% off sale items with code SAVE. you are welcome. i considered keeping that to myself but decided not to be a b plus gap is sort of not a secret. now, for a quick departure from snow and winter... to come: something to remind us summer will come again with some of THIS. add some rum? vodka? one can pretend. till the drink wears off, anyway. and that's that. how is it in your neck of the woods?