Folks who live in New England tend to fall easily into seasonal crankiness. When it is hot in the summer, it is too hot and in the winter, after the first snow storm, suddenly it is the longest, most horrible winter ever. I think we are all collectively happy for about twenty minutes in the spring and fall when the weather is completely innocuous. We probably don’t even realize that we’re happy about the weather either because we’re all fighting over who should be president.
Well, it is snowing and it is a Saturday. This means that unless you happen to have a weekend job, you have a perfect excuse to just.stay.home.
I think we can all agree (unlike presidential elections) that the best thing on a snowy day is fresh chocolate chip cookies and some hot chocolate.
This is Pierre, my red mixer. I love him. He’s french and he does whatever I ask him too and a lot of stuff I don’t even know about yet. He’s a good man. Don’t tell Justin. I don’t want him to get jealous of Pierre.
Piper hung out for a bit while I was baking, but then ran up to take a nap. First thing this morning, while the roads were still in good shape, we took Piper and Neum up to the dog park to run them. I was having visions of being stuck in the house with them all day today and it was not pretty. It is for the best. Trust me.
I’m mostly just showing you these pictures because I’m practicing with the photo editing software on my phone. I do love looking at Pierre and doesn’t he look so nice with my aqua bowl?
I’m trying this new thing where I don’t eat the cookie dough. This is obviously hard for me, but I wanted to see, for the first time in my entire life, what the cookies taste like if I haven’t already filled up on cookie dough while I was baking.
It was worth the wait.
I hope that my New England buddies are all enjoying this day to stay in. Sometimes nature conspires with the universe in the perfect way and makes you slow down. Stay warm!