Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Walk in the Snow


On Wednesday night last week, Little Rock got walloped with ice and snow.  Most of us were watching the news and keeping an eye on the storm, but it caught all of us off guard by starting a little early.  So, as the sleet started to fall, everyone left work and tried to get home.  Unfortunately, I was lumped in with most of Little Rock, and it was a nightmare.



I could snap these pictures in the car, because for almost all of 2 1/2 hours I was sitting still.  It took me that long to crawl home.  I was frightened and tired and ready to be home by the time I pulled onto our street.  Josh was standing in the front yard waiting for me, and he was incredibly relieved to see me home.

When I walked in the door, he handed me a nice, big glass of wine, and we made dinner.  We wanted something quick and hearty, so we settled on french bread pizzas!


We halved a loaf of bread, and on mine I slathered hummus, zucchini, carrots, chickpeas, and green onions.  Then I topped it with tahini and baked it in the oven.  Josh did one with typical pizza toppings, and we were both really happy.



The next day, we were sufficiently snowed in.  The weather channel said we got 6 1/2" of ice and snow.  It seemed like less to me, but it still kept us stuck in our driveway past Friday.  We worked at home, but we decided at lunch to take a stroll through the neighborhood and see if the roads were clear.  They were really slushy, but we had a good time walking around.


We took a little stroll to the back yard, first, to visit Bodhi.  When spring comes, we want to make a nice memorial garden for her, but for now, we have a small rock garden.  Most of it got buried in the snow, but we could see the biggest one.  We'll be re-doing all of the back yard this spring, hopefully, and I'll post some before and afters as things get going.





Our neighborhood roads were covered, but the main roads were pretty clear.  Looks like we weren't the only ones trecking through the neighborhood.  It was a beautiful day.


Our tummies started rumbling on our walk, so we headed home and looked for something warm.  Luckily, I spent the weekend whipping up some hearty freezer meals, so we warmed up these delicious burritos.



Don't these look good?  You'll have to come back tomorrow for the recipe.

Do you love going on snow walks?  Have you been stuck inside this winter?  Leave me a comment!

9 comments:

  1. It was pretty all day Thursday!! I didn't get out in it much though because I still had to work — just from home instead of the office. But I did walk to the Kroger Redbox down the street. Sucks about your Wednesday commute!! I'm lucky to work about 10 min from my house with no interstate commute (all inner-city streets), so when weather hits, I make it home quickly. This last time, our sleet didn't start until 6ish after work and snow started around 2 a.m.

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    1. Also, those pizzas look fantastic!!

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    2. I wish I lived closer to work! I have to cross the river, or I would bike to work. LR roads are not friendly to cyclists. We thought our sleet was supposed to start at 6, but we were unpleasantly surprised.

      Now, a week later, it's 70 degrees and sunny. Weather is weird.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking post

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