Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard Day

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7

Greetings from the Oklahoma Blizzard! Only the second one in history according to overly excited newsmen.

Well, the snow started with lightning and thunder and everything last night about 11 pm at my house and the snow is still falling. The weatherman on TV just said that my town likely got about 21 inches! Whoever heard of such nonsense??

The day started out with a check of the weather, of course, and the hub and I got a big kick over a mental health counselor they had on the local station this morning. He was trying to schmooze things over for those who were prone to freak outs over the snow, but he was most entertaining when he explained in a nasally voice that you should look at this time in the house as a positive thing.

“There’s many things you can do,” he explained, “like cooooook. You can cooooook and baaaaaake.”

And those were pretty much the only two options he gave. Maybe he didn’t have much of an imagination.

But his voice has been imitated in this house many times today while trying to figure out what to do to entertain ourselves.

"What do you want to do?"

"I don't know.  What do you want to do?"

"Well, we could coooook.  Or cooooook and baaaaaake."

We’ve done some cooking, but not any more than normal. I followed through on my weird food week, using up items like stick margarine and beef base on our late lunch of mashed potatoes, hamburger mushroom gravy and mixed vegetables. We had toast and jelly this morning so we could try out the plum jelly that I got around to making last night out of my frozen plums.
I think it turned out quite edible considering how sour those plums were yesterday.

We’ve Skyped with our Russians (who were actually impressed with our snowfall this time), we’ve made a gingerbread house that I got on sale after Christmas, we’ve played video games, we’ve read, we’ve worked on our TV’s color settings, we’ve made snow ice cream. And I just caught the hub slipping away for a nap.

And guess what? We get to do it all over again tomorrow. The school has already cancelled for tomorrow too!

So whether you’re coooooking or baaaaaaking today, I hope your mental health is holding out. And if life gives you snow, I hope you can at least make snow ice cream.  Plenty of clean white stuff around here, that's for sure!

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8


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