We are stuck inside because of ICEAGEDDON! Not really..not even close. But the whole world is shut down because the weather forecast all week said it was going to be the worst ice storm we had ever seen. Schools closed, businesses closed, activities were cancelled and here we all sat while the slight, NOT FREEZING, rain fell outside. Four days....4.days of nothing, 4 days of laying around, 4 days of eating (cabin fever is directly related to eating the house down), 4 days of Lailey trying to figure out how to occupy her kid mind. I've been working on the oil business, reading, blogging, taking pictures, strategizing, etc. So, I'm actually a tiny bit thankful for the time to get those things done. And cooking. Let's not forget the cooking. I made yummy chicken and noodles and ya'll...I'm here to tell you, that is one comforting dish of goodness. I'll share my recipe below! Here's a little something to tempt your taste buds.
We went rebel though and got out for chinese last night. I couldn't take it anymore. I had to see some natural light, breath some fresh air. When we returned home, the wee one talked me into board games. It was actually really fun. She is such a great game player. I remember kids, when I was young, that you hated to play with because A) They cheated and B) They cried or flipped the board over if they lost. UGH!!! Lailey is just funny which makes it totally fun! For Christmas, she got some of the old school games; Trouble, Sorry, Connect Four (3 of my all time favs as a kid). And I have to say, she held her own. She genuinely whipped me...some. It was pretty equal.
Today, we build a fort. I promised, there is no getting out of it. She recorded me on my phone saying it. She has an actual verbal contract. Not sure how I feel about that. But, it's gonna happen. I treasure these times, as hard as it is to get into it at times. And so my word for this year, FOCUS, comes into play. I'm going to focus today on being home with her, having these days to make memories, laugh and be silly. Peace out ya'll. Have a happy, blessed Sunday!