Saturday, February 16, 2013

Psycho weather

 Yesterday Wesley and I went shopping at Whole Foods, ate lunch there, walked around and tried all of the samples they had to offer, then went to Southern Seasons, sampled more things and bought tea and goat cheese. I got a new tangerine white tea and a coconut chai, both really great. When we got home we made a pot of the chai, went outside in our short sleeve shirts and sat in the sun, soaking up that vitamin D. It was one of those days that warms your soul. I have to say the marketing at Whole Foods and Southern Seasons was very successful yesterday for at least two of their customers. I bought the chips and guacamole, the red delicious apples, the goat cheese, and some other stuff. There was one cheese they let us try that maybe they shouldn't have been letting folks taste first. We didn't buy it after we tasted it, sorry.
This is my cup du jour, a sweet little Alex Matisse/Mark Hewitt cup, and the tangerine tea that looks suspiciously like an illegal substance.....
Today I woke just in time to see the neighbor's chickens running across the yard to our house and snow coming down.... HARD. It has not stopped all day, but this is my kind of a snow, very pretty, big fluffy flakes and a wet warm ground to melt most of it. 
Gerry had to shoot the Carolina game, so Wesley and I snuggled in for a movie day and warm food. We watched Tree of Life. I feel so bad for the people that got up and walked out on this movie. Too bad they couldn't stay and really appreciate a talented film maker. What a visual film and such a relatable story for many of my generation. I loved it. 
A pot of chili is on the stove, making corn bread and my favorite thing to make on days like this, Ina Garten's orange pound cake. It's comfort day here :)
This weather is making my head spin a bit, but it's sort of interesting. We get a day almost in the 70's then the next day snow, then meteors fall from the sky, then hurricane force winds blow. A little something for everyone! Hope your weekend is a lovely one. My girl is home for a few days, so it's all good here!
xo

20 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

HAHA! I truly laughed out loud at your title. Psycho Weather indeed. We haven't had snow (yet) up here today. But we had that gorgeous shirt sleeve weather yesterday, and today is cold and grey.

Tracey Broome said...

I tell you what, it's making me a psycho potter!

Sherry said...

We've had "mild" (which is still cold) and then more snow -- it snowed today. But we haven't had short sleeves and sitting outside to soak up the sun -- yet. So your psycho weather is much more unpredictable than ours. But man oh man, what I wouldn't give to be able to sit in the sunshine and sip on some chai...just what my soul needs! xo

cookingwithgas said...

It is crazy I tell you,just c.r.a.z.y!!!! I want more of yesterday. I baked bread and did some sewing. I missed seeing you and Wes. Next time.

Tracey Broome said...

Sherry, I think Wes and I both needed a day in the sun, I am soooo ready for spring and calmer weather!

beaquilter said...

we're thinking the same thing, NC weather is bi-polar!!
if you don't like the weather in NC, wait 5 min and it'll change right??

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Meredith, yeah, we were sorry to miss the day on the farm, there's always spring....

Tracey Broome said...

Hey B, I know, I don't remember a winter this crazy ever... Makes me wonder what summer is going to be like.... Hmmmm....

Trish said...

Hi Tracey..yes,seems like today is all about crazy weather all 'round. Lovely here today but tonight 'they' are calling for snow and wind advisories province wide. Must be coming into Spring. Love the bowls in your last post!
and you have mentioned the orange cake a few times..I am thinking I must try it..:)..T.

smartcat said...

Up and down weather here too. Warm and sunny last week, snow yesterday and today. Reminds me of the winters in the late 90's when El Nino was going on.

I may do a bit of crocheting this afternoon.....Sunday afternoon is movie day for us this winter.

Sandy miller said...

This morning heavy snow and 8 degrees with the wind..... Not too worry! Tomorrow 44 F. And sunny..... Will run around and tend chickens and other outdoor duties. Tuesday, winter returns with a vengeance.... Duck and cover here on the shores of Lake Erie. Time to fire kilns and weave! Enjoy Wes and time together :)

Hollis Engley said...

Big snow here today, Tracey. We're going nowhere. I'm in the studio, Dee's reading and drinking coffee. That kind of day.

Tracey Broome said...

Ahhhh, cabin fever could attack us all very soon! Stay warm and cozy, everyone! Sounds like you are all snuggled in
Xo

Michael Kline said...

everyone likes talking about the weather, huh?

I love terrence malick's films. I'll put Tree of Life on my queue. (if it's on n'flix)

I must have my head in the sand, I didn't know he had made this movie! Thanks for the heads up.

Susan Wells said...

Sounds like your snowy day was like ours: movie, cooking, relaxing and enjoying the cozy with daughters! Yay.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Michael, the TM movie was booed and applauded when it came out. People in many places got up and walked out, i suppose because they werent into expanding their vision, ha!It's a bit like 2001 A Space Odyessy in the beginning and it's very abstract and sort of slow, but well worth the effort to sit and experience it.i bought it for Wesley at Best Buy for maybe $10, I think. Well worth a look!
Susan, the best kind of days, right?

Michael Kline said...

Yeah, I bet. Terrence Malik has a reputation of being heavy handed, bt I find it always worth it in the end.

Vicki said...

Psycho weather indeed!

But that image of the snow is soooo pretty!

Glad you guys got some Vit D.

Sigh, the joys of eating and drinking from beautiful pottery - everything tastes so much better.
It's comforting :)

Lori Buff said...

Just try to think of the warm days as a gift to keep you going through the snowy days that really are wintery.

Susan Jonsson said...

And now we know why the chickens crossed the yard....
They must consider you a Safe Haven!