#1,215 Rainy Day at Home.

I have a conflicted relationship with stormy weather.

1. I LOVE rainy days. At home, not at work or anywhere else.

2. I am TERRIFIED of severe weather.

I love the way home becomes the beacon of comfort and happiness when a storm is raging outside, but I don’t love when I hear the sound of a tree snapping and my house shaking. Happened today, couldn’t find the tree and decided it might’ve been lightening striking near our house. The dogs watched whatever it was, toward the bed and breakfast next door, and my hands were shaking for 30 minutes afterward.

When I woke up I knew a stormy day was coming because the sun never shined in our room. So I slept extra hard and hit the snooze a few times. I ran the dogs before the rain arrived and went to the studio to get my work done as quickly as possible because I’ve just gotta be at home when the weather gets scary. By noon I was home making brocolli cheese soup. Mitter Ben had lunch with me and wants you to know that nothing beats Barq’s in the spectrum of diet drinks.

The bathroom renovation is coming right along and I spent the rest of the afternoon and tonight cleaning up plaster dust. Because our electrician ran new wiring for the bathroom! Because it’s really happening!

Which aggrevated my sore throat from all this pollen. So I took a break with a chai latte. Have you ever had one? It’s a gingerbread cookie hot drink, essentially. Mmmmm….

On days like this I thank God about a hundred times that this is the life I get to have.

I think everyone should go home on rainy days.


Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Daily Journal

6 thoughts on “#1,215 Rainy Day at Home.

  1. Would you mind sharing your broccoli and cheese soup recipe? I have been trying to find a new one! My husband and I love the broccoli and cheese soup from Panera Bread and have tried to find a recipe that is similar! 🙂

  2. I agree – there is no place like home when the weather isn't cooperative! I admit, sometimes I pray for disagreeable weather when I am not working. It gives me an excuse to stay home and putter! (why do I need an excuse?!?!)

  3. The soup was actually an accident. It was just cheesy broccoli leftovers from earlier this week made from fresh broccoli that was boiled/steamed, drained, chopped and melted with a little heavy whipping cream and Velveeta and then seasoned with garlic salt. Yesterday I put that in the blender and heated it up on the stovetop with a can of chicken broth and a can of cream of mushroom and chicken (the mixed together kind!). Let it simmer for a while and add a dash of sugar and it's perfect. Don't let it scorch! I don't know if it's comparable to Panera, but it's good. 🙂

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