Kim & milk
Originally uploaded by In Shaw

I wanted milk. (My cousin who is living with me has been drinking most of it so it was a surprise to find most of the milk gone). Today just screams for hot chocolate and Bailey’s, or hot cocoa and mint schnapps or hot cocoa and other fun additives. For that, I need milk. I could have trudged to Giant and maybe find milk.
Instead I decided to try Timor. A whole lot closer and much much better. Also Kim, who owns Timor, provides a level of personal service that Giant will never provide. I texted him to ask if he was open and if he had milk and he answered in the affirmative on both. So after putting on several layers of socks jackets and head scarves, I high tailed it to his store. When I was there he was doing some brisk business. There were like 5 people in that little bodega. Oh, an as of this writing he had full and 2% milk, half and half, cream and soy milk.
I love this neighborhood.

Perfect day for a party

1st big DC snow
Originally uploaded by In Shaw

Hope y’all are toasty warm inside and not out.
This morning I was out shoveling my sidewalk, which didn’t help much as the snow covered it up again. Some other neighbors with shovels were out clearing off the sidewalks, going up and down the block. Which isn’t so bad. Good exercise, if you have cement sidewalks. Yeah, brick is pretty and all but it is a royal pain in the butt to shovel. I like to use a pushing method, where I just push the snow aside. My shovel marks are kinda curved that way. With brick you’re stopping more often and can’t get a smooth shovel motion going because the blasted bricks are uneven and several stick out to bump the shovel.
I was out for about an 1 hour (according to IT& B) and I am looking forward to hot cocoa or something to warm me. A neighbor had planned a brunch and I shoveled over to see if it was still on. Oh, it’s on. The conditions are great for a neighborhood party.