Best thing I every purchased are black flecked 4 by 6 rubber backed throw rugs. These can be machine washed and save the house from having grey slime floors. Perfect big dog accessory.
I have a ridiculous amount of food in the house. Last night Liz and Maya and Anna came by for supper and we watched the beginning of the Academy awards. Oven roasted chicken, cooked in a cast iron pot. I have been putting 2 strips of bacon on top lately and even scrawny chickens don't dry out. Much better leftovers. Brocolli, rolls, wild rice. Tomorrow is chicken with noodles. Tonight is a slow cooked stew in my favorite cast iron pot.
Snow won't pick up til after midnight. It could be a little or it could be a lot. In Lawrence we typically get just one big snow a year. Major roads are plowed first day. Secondary streets are usually the next day. It takes time to dig out. My family comes to dig out my driveway as time permits or I can do it gradually, like very gradually. Shoveling snow has a huge heart attack potential. So does comfort food.
But for tonight I am very happy in my little nest, with dinner on the stove, a little snow and just enjoying my funky tiny kitchen. I love my 50's lamp. It reminds me of the 1950's movie version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" where all these alien people were growing in pods in the back yard. I have no idea why I find this comforting.