Friday, December 01, 2006

ARCTIC BLAST

Texas is not known for its wintry weather, so growing up, anytime you heard the words "winter storm" a small spark of hope and anticipation was ignited. In Dallas, everyone pretty much freaks out at the chance of snow or ice (mostly we only get ice). Grocery stores are raided (not literally), local news stations follow the weather 24/7, basically the city shuts down. Everyone waits with baited breath to see if schools and/or businesses are closed or delayed.

As it was as a kid and now into adulthood, my heart fills with joy when I hear words like "bitter cold" or "winter storm". I get very excited when this happens! I am glued to the tv and internet checking radars and weather forecasts. These last few days we have eagerly been watching and awaiting the arrival of the "ARCTIC BLAST!!" and today it finally arrived. =) Since we were getting sleet and the temps were still dropping, I decided to stay home and snuggle up!

WOOHOOO a free day off. So I made some risotto with porcini mushrooms and chocolate chip bar cookies. A good book and comfort food - what could be better? I did do a little bit of work but all in all a good day. So, I would like to share with you a Texas Winter Storm - its not very pretty but I'll take what I can get.




More later...

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Wow, a winter storm! On the flip side, we have been having really warm weather here! Has the world gone crazy?

Cyn

wordgirl said...

Fort Worth blogger...also named Stacy, though readers know me as Wordgirl. Glad to know there are some other Texas bloggers out there.

Tracie B. said...

that just goes to show you how lucky we are in texas (weather-wise), why else would "winter storm" incite giddines?

Buzzurro said...

Did snow plow trucks show up in Dallas ? :-)

Texas Espresso said...

Cyn - I think it has in more ways than one.lol

wordgirl - hey thanks for stopping by! I look forward to checking out your blog.

Tracie - you know that girl. My husband thought I was nuts cuz I was so giddy at the possibility of "winter weather." It happens so rarely though I will say we got more of a fall this year than normal.

Buzzuro - I dont know if we even have any!lol You hear about sand trucks but never plows. hehe