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.