The heavy winds started late Monday afternoon and got progressively more intense throughout the night. The children had great trouble falling asleep with the whistling and whipping of the winds around the house.
We know that this storm is hitting New Jersey and New York much worse than it's hitting us. We watch the news and pray for safety for our friends living in NYC at the moment. Part of me can't wait to stand in line at the grocery in a few weeks reading the headlines of the gossip rags because I know they'll be full of news about the Jersey Shore crew and how they weathered the storm. Part of me is already rolling my ideas at the idea. (And, no, I've not actually seen the show.)
Meanwhile, our house is keeping busy with all sorts of activity. Mr. Neoclassic actually had to report to his office Monday and Tuesday, but the rest of us played. There was some work done on the Eagle Scout project, as Classic Rock prepped bench legs and made bench kits for an upcoming project workshop.
Working with Papa to align pieces and construct the legs
Zydeco threw his might and humor into helping Nana prepare dinner for Monday evening. She made pasta dough by hand and had Zydeco running it through the hand crank machine. Papa and Irish Jig mixed the cheese filling for cannelloni. After taking the pictures, I helped roll the cannelloni and then make the red gravy (sauce). At the children's request, I made two loaves of white/ wheat bread to have with dinner. The whole house smelled delectable.
And, yes, I did make her share her recipes with me!
A perfect family evening during the "perfect storm"
As Italian Catholics, we know that the answer to all of life's stress is a quick prayer to St. Jude and a huge, filling meal with family.
Be safe, where ever you are.