If you live in the Midwest, chances are you’re hunkering down at home today. I know I am. We’re getting pummeled by a whopper of a winter storm, and it’s one of the worst we’ve seen in recent decades — snow, ice, howling wind (I can hear it from our kitchen table…) and bitterly cold temperatures. The weather is supposed to be like this for the next couple days, so I plan on staying in and staying warm, preferably in front of the fireplace with one of the cats sitting next to me.
BUT! In the interest of documenting this most historic of events, I did manage to venture outside yesterday. As the wind whipped across my cheeks, I felt like I was on some sort of expedition to Antarctica. I could practically feel the cold seep right down to my bone.
There’s always a certain quiet and stillness that comes with blizzards, when everything is covered in snow. Our street was pretty deserted.
But of course my mother had to climb a snow hill. Isn’t she cute? In the first photo, she’s waving, and in the second photo, she’s giving a thumbs up!
So who else is braving the storm this week? Stay safe and warm, friends, and enjoy some much-deserved relaxation! We’ll be watching the season premiere of Downton Abbey! xoxo
P.S. The Big Blizzard of 2011. 🙂