48 hours at home by myself. It takes a lot to make me want to shovel. The thought of eventually getting out of here did it!
I had great plans to clean the whole house, write, read highbrow books…. Nope – sat on the couch (mostly) and relaxed.
A few of the things that kept me going while snowed in:
I’ve been waiting to watch the second season of this show. The first season was quirky, but won me over. Season two was also really good. I enjoyed the surprise appearances by so many familiar Canadian actors (it took me a while to realize that one of them was Jonathan Crombie/Gilbert). The great thing about limited seasons is that you can watch the whole thing in a weekend (if you want to play with your mind).
I had seen most of this once on an airplane, but that teeny tiny screen just doesn’t do justice to Ryan Gosling. When I saw this DVD on an incredible sale on Black Friday, I decided it was worth it for the ‘Dirty Dancing’ scene alone. The movie definitely benefited from the larger screen!
It’s sort of a tradition for me to bake when I’m stuck inside in a snowstorm. This time I really really wanted to make brownies. However, in all of my panic buying, did I buy any decent dark chocolate? Nooooo. I started digging through my cookbooks looking for the right alternative. I found it in my Flour cookbook. Molasses Ginger cookies – http://newasiancuisine.com/6134-ginger-molasses-cookie.html I substituted some fresh grated ginger for the ground ginger (I like a little spice to my ginger cookies) and didn’t have any ground cloves, so I used cardamom. They turned out great.
I also spent a good amount of time reading my latest book Canada by Richard Ford, but I’ll save those thoughts for a review when I’m done.