Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Believe We're Gliding Down the Highway, When In Fact We're Slip Sliding Away

These are what shelves look like when you go to the store at 9 o'clock at night after a blizzard in Iowa.

So, yeah. We're having ourselves a good old fashioned blizzard in Iowa. It meant that I couldn't give plasma today, and so I got home close to 5 o'clock. What did I do with my extra time you ask? Well, I certainly didn't put it to any good use. I tortured my kitten and watched House Hunter's International. I'm not sure how masochistic it is to watch rich people trying to find the perfect house in Southern Spain or in the Caribbean during a blizzard, but the escapism did hurt pretty good. I'm not much of a TV watcher in general, so it seemed a little decadent.

This is what your kitten looks like after he starts to get cabin fever...Or any time, really.

Of course, all good times must come to an end, and around 8:30'ish, I put on several layers and went out to pick Stinky up from work at the grocery store. I figured I'd get there early and shop first, but the snow had drifted halfway up the doors of my car and I ended up using that half hour to shovel snow in 1,253 mile per hour winds (or that's what it felt like, anyway). So, I finally made it out of my driveway, but even though I'd seen the plows come by at least twice, my street had a good (or bad) 6 inches on it. Luckily, I have one of those all-wheel drive Subaru grocery getters, so I never got stuck.

I was going to make tomato bisque soup for dinner tomorrow night. We're just going to have that with some grilled cheese sandwiches and salad, if the roads are drivable enough to see each other tomorrow. I realized I was too tired after all of that shoveling and stressful driving, so I'm letting it go until tomorrow night. The guy always wants to help anyway, so I figure we can just drink some wine, listen to music and make soup together. It sounds kind of nice, doesn't it?

I'll let you know how this whole blizzard thing turns out and if I end up having to go to work tomorrow - a real cliff hanger post, this one.


rel said...

Your blizzard is in my backyard now!

laura b. said...

Wow, it is like pioneer days or something this winter.

I think you made a great choice to make the soup together. It's cool that you guys enjoy so many of the same activities!

NoRegrets said...

Pioneer woman! Driving in 6 inches of snow! Ok, no horse and buggy, but still...

Tera said...

Whoa this weather is taking over the nation by storm! Pun intended!!!

Tara said...

It sounds like your area was pounded. I hope the streets have been cleared up enough!

Our Dean of Admissions canceled morning classes today due to the ice storm. Staff still had to come in, but I allowed myself a personal day; the first one of the 2011.

MrManuel said...

I totally cuss people out when I watch House Hunters International. Screw them and their bountiful amounts of money!