Snowed In

The Blizzard of ’09 has hit. There’s a foot of frozen, fluffy stuff in Ames already. Schools and interstates are already closed.

The young miss and I just finished a game of Scrabble over popcorn and hot chocolate while my wife watched a Christmas movie somewhere on cable. Very comfy.

Before that, the three of us were out shoveling and dusting off the car. Of course, by now it’s all covered again. I just hope I don’t have to dig out from it all at once. With my luck the winds will blow it all back.

The dog loves winter weather. She wandered off while I was clearing the driveway and had drifted two doors down in a neighbor’s backyard. When I called she bounded through the snow like a puppy. Not too bad for a teenage pup.

Late this afternoon I fixed a nice dinner of baked chicken, potatoes, homemade gravy, and corn. There’s nothing like comfort food on a day like this. I think maybe potato crepes for breakfast. A nice soup for lunch.

School was let out early today. That sort of cut out my stint at the noon holy day Mass, as my southern-born wife really, really, really doesn’t like to drive in this stuff. She wasn’t happy when I pondered going to church tonight, and for once, I agreed with her. Better to stay put. Most of our parishioners likely did, even the ones who don’t live too far from our center.

Any snow in your area?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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