I’m stuck inside today…

We got at least eight inches of snow dumped on us last night and I can’t get my car out of the garage. We live at the bottom of a very large hill and since it’s a private road, no one will be coming to plow. It’s even too slippery for me to walk up. My husband is out on an oil platform in the North Sea and my son is visiting friends in the Netherlands, so they can’t help. I tried to shovel a path for the dogs, because the snow was too deep for them to walk in. The snow was heavy, but after an hour of hard work I manage to dig out a little spot for them.

Right now, I’m just sitting here watching the boats go by…


But I guess it’s time to build a fire, make some tea and settle down with a good book, or maybe I’ll pop on a Jane Austen film…


It may just be a good day after all.



About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on December 13, 2012, in Stories in general and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Sounds like an awesome day to me!

  2. it is heading our way we have freezing fog at the minute which is getting thicker as the day progresses

  3. It’s beautiful! Sit back an enjoy!

  4. annie siersema potter

    my kind of day…enjoy! xoxo

  5. annie siersema potter

    ps..just wish i was with you to enjoy it too!

  6. Once you realize that you can’t fight it just go with the flow. Be as the leaf upon the stream. Enjoy your quiet time and know that some of us might be a little jealous.

  7. Sounds like a perfect day to sit back and read:) Enjoy!

  8. I didn’t want to hit the Like button because it’s miserable being stuck against your will! But I see you’ve made the best of it! I hope you had a nice warm, snuggly day! πŸ™‚

    • I did… and I also repeated over and over in my head all day “Sixteen weeks from now and I’ll be soaking up the sun in Houston” those are the kind of thoughts that get me by… πŸ™‚ Thanks, Kate!

  9. I am cold just reading this Maggie! Books and tea are perfect for this kind of weather!! Stay safe and enjoy the lovely of it all β™₯

  10. I admire your way of making the best of it… from my too-busy perspective it looks like a wonderful opportunity for peace and R&R but I know from [not quite as extreme as yours thank goodness] experience, the novelty of being weather bound wears off quite quickly…

  11. Oh wow, it looks so beautiful!! I love snow, though not the ‘getting stranded’ part. But tea and good books are a perfect way to pass the time!! πŸ˜€

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