Snow on and off for most of the day. Now, just past 11PM and the blizzard is kicking in. New York has been shut down like never before for a winter storm. All traffic off the streets, subway and commuter trains out of service, bridges and tunnels off limits and all parks closed. Unlike other natural disasters, like tornados and earthquakes, we’ve had a few days to plan and prepare.
This morning, while others were grabbing bread and milk and snow salt off the supermarket’s shelves, I stood in line at the butcher for a big old chicken. Tomorrow morning, after shoveling however much snow falls, I’ll take out the big pot and start the stock.
There’s nothing more calming for me than the flavors of a big pot of stock wafting throughout the house. Yarn, afternoon nap, good book, Netflix…Bed Camp time. Don’t fight it, don’t let it ruffle your feathers. Give in and just enjoy a relaxing, peaceful day at home.