Thursday, January 31, 2008

In between storms

It has been a wild weather week here. We had huge storms go through a few nights ago with a small tornado hitting just south of us and straight line winds coming through our area. We were without power for part of the night (note to self... purchase oil for the oil lamps!) and we went from highs around 50 during the day to -5 at night. It took a half an hour to get the car door opened so Christopher could get to a French test! The rain- quickly- changing- to- ice of the previous evening had glued it shut.

Now we are under a Winter Storm Warning, awaiting anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow. My husband had a doctor's appointment tomorrow, they have already called to cancel as many of the people coming in (like us) live in the country and most likely would not be able to make it to the VA.

Once Christopher arrives home from his classes, it can snow all it wants. I made soup stock for vegetable beef soup today, it will chill overnight so I can skim the fat off the top and finish it for tomorrow's dinner. Perhaps I'll do some baking tomorrow as the wind and snow combine to make staying inside a good idea.

All three of us have had flu symptoms off and on this week, nothing serious but enough to keep us feeling miserable. So far it looks like I'm beginning to recover without developing the cold my husband has suffered with the past few days. I've been brewing Traditional Medicinal teas in the evening (Breath Easy and Throat Coat) for the guys and green tea for myself. A cup of hot tea... a quilt around me to help with the chills... an elderly cat to give comfort... and a book... my prescription for cold and flu season. :)


Anonymous said...

I hope all of you feel better soon!

Hugs, Sabine

Kelly said...


Big prayers that you guys are feeling better soon! Illnesses are just running rampant (contagious through the internet, perhaps? LOL). Praying for God weather, too. Hot tea sounds lovely...drink it and rest, mama!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It's a nice image you paint of warmth and coziness on a snowy day. Hope that you get to bake and relax and enjoy the day looking out only.

Yes, this bug has been a nasty one. Seems to hang on forever and comes back around. Take care...lots of green tea!

Mimi said...

that sounds like a good prescription for any time!!
I hope you all feel better real soon...and manage to get by with only a slight case of the cold symptoms...