A few scenes from the “snowquester” at our house.
At one point, the power went out for several hours, testing our emergency preparedness capabilities. The supplies we ended up needing were:
While the schools closed for 3 days this week, my poor homeschooled children can’t catch a break. When school is at your house, school goes on, snow or not!
No one felt the least bit stressed during this power outage. The day before, I made several loaves of banana bread to use up some browning bananas we had. Even though we couldn’t open the fridge, the banana bread was an appealing snack to everyone. Combined with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate, it was a nice way to relax and enjoy the snow. For me, the dieter, it was a little more complicated. I couldn’t have my lunchtime salad since all the greens were in the fridge. Fortunately, I found some acceptable substitutes in the pantry: a can of green beans, raw almonds and some freeze-dried apple chips.
The snow was heavy and slushy and put a lot of stress on the branches of the bushes around our house. We will see if some spring pruning is necessary.
At first, I found the snow a confusing intrusion into our progression toward spring. Snow is always beautiful, though and I find myself missing it already as it starts to melt! The last hurrah of winter. We are supposed to get 50 degree temperatures this weekend!