Thursday, December 16, 2010


Last night when I got home form work J was watching Iron Chef America.  It was a special holiday episode where the secret ingredient was eggnog.  The challenge had a little twist, however.  Two Iron Chefs faced each other in battle: Iron Chef Bobby Flay and Masaharu Morimoto (usually it's just one challenger and one Iron Chef) and the chefs had to design ice sculptures as part of their dishes.  They had the help of a professional ice-sculpting father-son team to create the ice sculptures, however.  It was a very interesting episode and definitely fun to watch.

I thought little of it until I tried to leave this morning.  You see, St. Louis had been coated in ice over night and while J was able to get out and go to school (he parked on the street), I could not for the life of me make it up our driveway.  J came back from school and tried unsuccessfully as well.  We could make it halfway up the hill before we would stick and our wheels would spin and spin with nowhere to go.  Eventually we gave up, backed the car down the driveway, parked it in the garage and I drove J to school in his car. 

Looks like we are a one car family today--thanks Old Man Winter!  Was the ice challenge we watched last night a foreshadowing of weather to come?  Oh the irony...


  1. I had the same problem when we tried to go to the grocery today! N tried and his car almost didn't make it either until he managed to drive on the grass on the right side a bit. We bought some salt, and did our best. I think it really helped, at least the front steps aren't a death trap now:)

  2. Aww thanks! I'm glad N was able to get out and thanks for getting some salt...guess we all learned to park on the street if they are predicting ice. Who knew? :)


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