November 20, 2003

Misery, Delayed

WE HAVE JUST REALIZED that despite the fact Thanksgiving is but just one week away, we remain free of hideous snow here in lovely Manchester. Oh, how sweet it is.

For this is how winter is supposed to be. By rights, snow is acceptable in limited amounts from Thanksgiving until Christmas, with the inevitable deluge tolerated for a six-week period between Boxing Day and our birthday in February. After this, winter must retreat behind the Arctic Circle until it can return next December.

The amazing thing is that it is certainly looking as if this will be the case. What a God-send it is, too! No cleaning off the car in the morning; no warming up the engine; no cursing our cheap $10 snowbrush that we bought at the gas station because we completely forgot to winterize the Taurus and even worse, forgot our gloves were in the trunk.

So while we are not confident things will stay this good, we can say we are cautiously optimistic winter will stay where it belongs: somewhere else.

We so very much hope.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at November 20, 2003 08:57 PM | TrackBack

Having reviewed Paul Prudhomme's basic recipe for turduckin, with its 436 prep steps and approximately 437 ingredients, I have decided to prepare ye olde Kepple version of roast turkey! I am afraid you would be back in NH before I could produce said turduckin! You know how slow I am in the kitchen! Love, CJ

Posted by: cousinjannie at November 22, 2003 08:01 PM