Nor’easter–Take Two

I’m sitting here in my living room this morning looking out at the snow on the ground and the foggy air–yes, it looks foggy! The temperate has risen from the toe-biting cold of a few days ago to +2 c. Here in Nova Scotia we’re waiting for another nor’easter that is heading our way sometime today and into tomorrow. I’d be content to sit inside the house and revise some short stories, but we have to go out to pick something up. Sometimes you don’t have a choice.

I hope everyone in the Maritimes have their storm chips handy, although I know one person who is going out to pick up storm bananas; another person likes storm dulse. In case you’ve never had dulse ( and if you don’t live near the coast there’s a good chance you haven’t) it’s basically dried seaweed that has been called a Superfood by some as it has many nutritional benefits. Some might say it’s an acquired taste, but hey, it’s probably better for you than the standard storm chips, right? PS: dulse is tasty when toasted on top of the wood stove.

My point is, when you’re hunkering down, snacks play an intricate part, so whether it be bananas, dulse, or chips, it can bring comfort when you’re stuck inside on a stormy day.

Don’t forget to have some water drained off, and flashlights and oil lamps ready to go, in case there’s a power outage which often happens here during a storm, along with a fuzzy warm blanket and a hot cup of tea.

With winter comes storms with snow and ice and wind and sometimes rain, it’s inevitable. That’s what winter is.

Stay snug and warm and hopefully there won’t be too much snow for us to dig out from when it’s over.

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