Cats have a way of showing you what to focus on and what to be amazed by.
I have a feeling this will not be his only snow of the season. He appeared so fascinated by the sounds, smells, and the “white stuff” inside our doorway. I even held him so he could see the wind blow outside the screen door during the storm.
Sometimes I forget that my cats still have their “firsts.” His first was another moment for me to slow down and enjoy the beauty. Cat owners understand.
Moments of clarity come when you least expect them. I work with young children, so those moments often come at school. When I returned from winter break, my students had many questions about my vacation. They would ask me what I did or where I traveled. (The students I work with have traveled frequently and visited locations I have only experienced as an adult. Their normal is traveling during vacation breaks.) My answer would always be:
Hey, everyone! I did not believe this blizzard was coming until 9 pm Friday night. It was 2:46 pm (EST) when I started writing. It still had not stopped snowing. I wished I had seen this recipe before I went shopping. This chicken soup would have gone well with my Yellowtail Merlot.
I am sure there will be more snow in NJ before winter is over. If you make the recipe before I do, let me know how it tastes in the comments below.