We're eating up our curried vegetables and the black-bean chili we made for the Superbowl as well as the chocolate chip cookies, the rice, last week's peppers and onions over chickpea pancakes.
Most people here in the nation's capital had Monday off. The federal workers also had Tuesday off because the roads aren't clear and the metro trains aren't running anyplace that the tracks are above-ground.
And today we're in the middle of our third big storm in six weeks, the second in five days. This one has wind to add insult. Forty miles per hour at times, so the shoveling (which is getting old, even for a couple of experienced shovelers from South Dakota and upstate New York) is undone the minute after you clear a path.
(The tree in the photo is not on fire. It's a reflection of lights in the window.)