Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Iced In.

Our weekend away was great fun and much needed. We slept a lot, ate a ton and shopped until we dropped. It was delightful to be away with my husband with no thoughts of school. Finals are over and he had his best semester yet! He did fantastic and I am super proud of him! He works so hard and I know it has to wear him out. It wears me out just watching him do it! :)

Can you believe that I took my camera and did not capture ONE picture of our entire weekend? That is so unlike me. The crowds everywhere were unspeakable on Saturday. There were numerous times I wanted to slap down the person in front of me or yell at people to move faster. I was being a bit of a scrooge after a few hours of the chaos. It was absolute madness!

We had some great meals while we were gone. We found this little Italian restaurant that is hands down my new favorite. Too bad there isn't one in my town. The food was outstanding. The salad...oh, the salad. Don't even get me started. It was heaven-on-a-plate. I am not sure that I've ever had a salad that tasty. And the chicken parmesan was ta'die for. I loved the place and can't wait to return.

We finished up all of our Christmas gift shopping which is such a relief!

When we returned Sunday night, we settled in on our cozy little couch and watched a Hallmark Christmas movie that Husby tivo'd for me. We turned out all the lights, except for the trees, and relaxed while watching our movie. An ice storm moved in and sleet was hitting every window in the house! It was so loud. I woke up Monday morning with a phone call from my boss saying that work was cancelled. PRAISE THE LORD! Husby started singing (he was excited I got to stay home with him) and commanded me to get back in bed and we slept, slept and slept some more.

We had big plans of cleaning the house top to bottom, but guess what we did instead? We laid on the couch and lazed around all day long. It was fantastic.

I hadn't gone to the store to prepare for the ice storm, so I had to scrounge up supper with ingredients we already had. It turned out wonderfully, though. We had pork chops, stuffing, green beans, mac-n-cheese, and cheddar bay biscuits. What a successful ice storm supper. :)

I hope your week is starting out as good as mine!

32 comments:

  1. We're supposed to be getting a now and ice storm today...and I am so hoping to be iced in!!! And I'm sure the kiddos are too... :)

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  2. Your ice storm supper sounds great!! I am glad you had a nice weekend away, congrats on getting your Christmas shopping done!

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  3. What a wonderful time away! We're headed to Destin for a few days after Christmas, to do just that - GET AWAY! Time out of town with our spouses is invaluable!

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend! Also sounds like you could DEFINITELY hibernate for a month or so with the sleeping and the scouring for supper you did! LOL ;-)

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  6. I am so amazed by the supper you "scrounged" up. Seriously. I "scrounged up" supper for myself last night, too. I had instant mashed potatoes and a pickle. Mmmm....

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  7. It can be fun to get "iced in"...if you are prepared and have power of course. Sounds like you had a nice dinner, too! :)

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  8. We were snowed in yesterday and it was great!

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  9. Goodness girl... that's the supper you come up with when you "scrounge"??? Sheesh... you certainly will be a Glamorous Housewife!!! :)

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  10. that ice storm turned out to be a great day huh :) that sounds so nice!! we need ice here in GA so i can have a day off of work!!

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  11. I don't want to be at work today!!! Why couldn't we have one more day!?! At least our husbands were nice enough to drive us to work.

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  12. Ohh, I love when the boss calls to say work is cancelled! We got iced in last night, but, I'm still at work... No fun!!

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  13. Lazy days are the best. I had myself one yesterday as well!!!

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  14. I'm so glad you had a nice weekend away. I am also glad you are enjoying being iced in! Have fun! Don't worry about cleaning! Just have fun snuggling with your hubby!

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  15. Sounds like such a great weekend. And I totally have weekends where I have my camera but I don't take one picture! I'm dying to know what restaurant you ate at. Chicken Parmesan is my absolute favorite! Your iced in supper sounds pretty great!

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  16. Oooh...Pray for an ice storm for Memphis on Thursday, please! That sounds like a lovely post-finals craziness day!

    And, girl...you can't talk about a restaurant like that and not tell me what it is called!

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  17. Too fun! Congratulations on the day of playing hookie!

    Love ya!

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  18. OMG an ice storm...glad you were all safe and snuggly inside.

    What a great weekend you had!

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  19. We got a storm too! And I cancelled work yesterday so we all got to stay home... was nice... I got some crafting done, some dvr'd shows watched, some good food made and a nice day of relaxation~

    :) so glad yours was great too!

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  20. That's great that the weekend went well. Ice storms are so beautiful!!! We are expecting snow today so I hope it comes all at once so I do not have to go into work. Have a great week!!

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  21. Lucky you! An unexpected day off is always so fun!

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  22. Sounds like an awesome weekend. What a sweet husby you have to lounge around with you and enjoy the day...too many husby's (not mine, of course...just sayin')would call that "laziness".

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  23. What a fun weekend and I'm glad you were able to enjoy a snow day like me! It was fabulous!

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  24. Sounds like a great weekend! And your iced in dinner sounds fabulous!

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  25. Awwww Whitney - sounds like the weekend was just what you guys needed! I can relate about being a scrooge..I hate it when I get that way!

    Your ice storm dinner sounds delish..so cozy and warm!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  26. Lazy days are the bestest! Glad you enjoyed yours.

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  27. That sounds like a great day, and even a great dinner! I love days like that!

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  28. Hey girl! Looking forward to finding out about that baby! Stop by my blog I nominated you for an award! Hope your day is great!

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  29. Aren't snow days wonderful??

    They're like a whole day gift wrapped and handed to you on a silver platter. It sounds like you spent your time wisely. :)

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  30. I've been wishing for a snow day but hadn't considered that an ICE day would do just as well. Bring on the ice!

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  31. We got just enough ice to keep my husband in bed until 7:30. Not nearly as wonderful as a full "sleep in morning", but it beat his usual 5:30 am departures. I don't know how he tears himself away from a warm, toasty bed piled high with quilts. I know I can't do it!

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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