Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Big Storm That Wasn't


New Englanders are hardy people.

We are used to harsh winters so news of a mega storm coming is just kind of taken into stride.

Of  course, planning is necessary and the day before any big storm is predicted one will find lots of people in 1) grocery stores and 2) gas stations.


That's  right. No one was going to go hungry if stranded inside houses and cars were ready for take-off, if needed, with full tanks of gas.

The funny part of the mega storm coming to the part of Massachusetts where we live is that it didn't!

We hardly had anything!

Schools were closed, there were warnings not to drive and admittedly, there was some fear  of what the storm was going to be like.

However, only about five inches of snow fell and that is really no big deal

There were no blustery tree-spitting winds and, while it was certainly on the chilly side, it was bearable.

Of course, we felt sorry for the people and city workers in areas that did get whammed but also thankful it wasn't bad here.

Actually, I had a wonderful "at home" day. Freshly made veggie soup was in the crock pot and date nut muffins, fresh from the oven, smelled great.

The mega-turned-mini storm, in these parts,  resulted in a super day from start to finish.

It was actually a nice treat in the middle of winter.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT UNEXPECTED "AT HOME" DAYS?

14 comments:

Kamyria said...

I think the whole North America was watching for this blizzard that never was.... Well, at least you had an awesome stay at home day. Home made veggie soup and freshly baked muffins on a cold winter day sound simply wonderful. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

It does sound like a great day at home. So glad you didn't get tree splitting snows. I wish the news media would learn something from this. They focus on the weather to the exclusion of real news that's happening around the world as we worry about snow, something that occurs every winter.

Cheryl said...

I love just being with my dear sweet, little family...it is always wonderful to have an "at home" day with just us! God is SO good. I loved seeing your lovely pictures of the snow! It is always a blessing to stop by here. :) Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad you missed it - aren't you? I wish we could get a couple snow days here - but so far no luck.

marianne said...

It was a lovely day to stay home and watch the light snow swirl around outside while the fire blazed and yummy smells permeated the house. Five inches of fluffy white snow and very little wind turned the landscape into a winter wonderland. There is something so magical in being "snowbound". It is a time to just relax, listen to some music, bake something delicious and smell the snow! (instead of the roses)

diane.stetson said...

Now that I'm retired every day is an at home day. If I don't want to venture out I just stay in my pjs. We do not have snow here just bright sunshine and I usually go to the pool each day for a workout with my aqua class. Loved seeing the snow pictures...

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So glad you weren't one of the ones who got slammed. xo Laura

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Life is funny that way; we get a warning and it is no big deal. Get caught off guard and we get hit!
I do enjoy those cozy days when we are snowbound! I enjoyed my visit here today! I love your title of your blog!
Writing straight from the heart!
Come visit me soon! Happy Day
Blessings, Roxy

Susan said...

When we lived in Massachusetts, we had some pretty bad storms and I'm sure we would have had almost 3 feet since we were just outside of Boston! I'd bake and make soup! XOXO

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I saw on TV in my country the storm in your country. I see it was not such a bad storm. Thankfully. Anyway in your city too much snow. When I'm at home one day I order the cabinets. Keep in touch

Donna said...

Only 5" of snow, Susan? Wow, we got belted! And since I work from home as an artist and freelance transcriber, I guess I don't have many "unexpected" at home days! But, I must admit, I do a lot less work and a lot more admiring Mother Nature than I do when it's not snowing! Have a great week!
Donna

Linda O'Connell said...

So glad you guys dodged the bullet. My Boston friends, didn't.
Snow is pretty, that's all I can say good about it. Hurry spring.

Bookie said...

I'm glad your storm was normal one. No snow days here and I do love a FEW. You might not believe this but it was 73 here today in Midwest. Wierd! It is changing and wet stuff of some kind for weekend is coming...but today...it was a gift.

Karen Lange said...

I am glad to hear it was a non event for you. Sounds like you stayed warm and well fed! :)

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