Musing with Max

Musing with Max

November 16, 2012

Scenes from a fortnight

The preparations
I forgot to buy bread.
 so I baked some. to make the best of it

Luckily I have a thing about candles

because boy did we need them

for reading...

and cooking

and eating
shrimp gumbo
flank steak

tomato and brie salad

or for just sitting around

and wondering when the lights would come back on

or when we would run out of candles, or patience, or sanity. And on the seventh day, they did.

And so did the nor'easter.

but luckily by then we had heat

and the same President we started out with a very long week before

and somehow the milk didn't sour

and the streets were warm enough where it was all a memory very soon

so we can  return to the ordinariness of life.

And thank our lucky stars.


  1. What a lovely post. You manage to put humor into what must have been a very trying time. Your bread and all the food looks delicious.

    Anyway, what is going on with NJ? It used to be safe from extreme weather.

  2. Me gusta y me ayuda como otras personas se enfrentan a los problemas, me alegro de que todo fuera "bien".

    You have a cozy home

    Un abrazo Amelia