It looks like much of the country will be blanketed in snow and ice and freezing cold this weekend and into next week. We’ll be enjoying (!?!) single-digit temperatures tonight, dropping below zero on Monday morning. We won’t get back to above-freezing temperatures until next weekend, if the forecast is correct. To add to our enjoyment (!?!), we’re forecast to get 5″ to 10″ of snow over the next few days. That may not sound like a lot to those of you from more northern climes, but to us in Texas, where snow is usually a light dusting once or twice every year that disappears within hours, it’s a major occurrence. Travel is going to be a nightmare, because nobody has the equipment to deal with large quantities of snow on the roads, and drivers aren’t used to such conditions. It’s not going to be fun.
That being the case, Miss D. and I are going to batten down the hatches and stay comfortably at home. Yesterday evening I made “comfort food” (tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches), which was, indeed, comforting. Today I’m going to make a big pot of rich, hearty beef soup, with lots of baby potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, cabbage and tomatoes. It’ll warm us up from the inside out. We have lots of firewood, plenty of blankets, and two cats eager to share all of them with us (whether we want that or not). We should be fine.
To amuse you over this winter-storm-plagued weekend, here’s a selection of what Halidon Music calls “Classical Music for Winter”. Looking through the pieces, there’s not much that I can identify as specifically seasonal, but it’s pleasant listening nevertheless. You’ll find the listing at the video’s page on YouTube.
Enjoy the music, and stay warm and dry!