Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday morning

As Jim was getting dressed for work this morning, he said to me from the closet, "Babe, do you know what the temperature is supposed to be today?" I groggily responded from the depths of flannel sheets and pillows, "I don't think it's supposed to be that bad, maybe 40?"

He left for work, and as I lay there for the next several minutes, I heard this odd, yet familiar, sound coming from outside. But I was lazy, and I didn't bother to peek outside to investigate.

But when Seth and I went downstairs for breakfast, I was greeted with a welcome sight:

I know that all our family and friends in Ohio are sick to death of winter and ice and snow, but to this newly transplanted yankee, this white stuff was like a balm to my homesick heart.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm a LOT less homesick than I expected to be. Not that there haven't been moments, even whole days, of wishing we were still in Ohio, but for the most part, I'm absolutely content here.

But look out my window and see falling snow, to hear sleet hitting the window pane, to watch Seth gaze outside in wonder as the ground is feels like home. And that feels wonderful.

On another completely unrelated note, and more for the benefit of Sarah and Christy, I wanted to offer up proof that I really was making chicken pot pie from scratch on Friday. And I have to tell you, it was good. Girls, when we have our first "sister" get-together, this can be my contribution, I promise!


Sara said...

I'm glad the snow made you happy, Monica. :) It is pretty in small amounts. LOL

Anonymous said...

Just to let the girls know, The chicken pot pie was great. I'm glad to see you got some snow. We didn't even get that much coming back yesterday. We got 1 1/2 inches and that was all. But that was on top of the 13 inches from last week. Can't wait till you come home for the get together. Love ya.

phasejumper said...

Do you have a recipe or do you just wing it? If you have a recipe, I would love to see it.

Christy said...

We woke up to more snow this morning too. The sun has been shining again today and it makes the snow sparkle. Very pretty!

So, when is this get together going to be? I don't know how long I can wait for after seeing the picture of chicken pot pie! Are you going to share the recipe? Please say you will little sis:)

Sarah said...

Okay, we need to get our get together on the calendar NOW!!! The pot pie looks amazing and I can't wait to get a taste!

You got more snow than we did and then by about 10am, it was gone! I'm looking forward to the sunshine and warmer weather!

Valerie said...

I'm glad you're feeling at home in Tennessee, and I'm totally envious of that pot pie, Mon!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I'm impressed with that chicken pot pie crust. It is quite lovely. I usually top mine with biscuits, but you've inspired me to try a a lovely lattice top pie crust like yours.