Thursday, February 11, 2010
Enough is Enough
The sun is shining this morning. I feel like Noah when the dove came back to the ark with an olive branch in its beak. So it really isn't going to snow forever! Miraculous. Hallelujah!!
In a little while I will put on my LL Bean lined jeans, pull wool socks up to my knees, get into my ugly waterproof shoes and go take a walk in the aqua dazzle. I need light and air, I need to connect with the frozen dessert of a landscape that is Washington DC. I've got cabin fever, people, I do!
We had a nice peaceful blizzard day yesterday. Not by plan but simply because it worked out that way, each member of the household settled into a place in the house away from each other. We read, cooked (one at a time), turned wood on the lathe, read blogs, that sort of thing. During the afternoon we each enjoyed just one perfect screwdriver, shaken in the cocktail shaker with fresh orange juice. It was not a big par-tay day. Instead, it was a peaceful day of retreat.
I think we surrendered to the storm, each of us in our own way understanding that any other strategy was futile. But today the sun is shining. GET ME OUTTA HERE!!