My roommate doesn't like storms, they make her nervous. I've been mildly amused all day as she will randomly decide she's had enough of the storm and come camp out in my room. We both stayed home today, mostly because the whole of DC is shut down. So far I don't think it's been that bad out here. A bit windy, and quite a bit of rain, but nothing we haven't weathered before. Though that's just here in our area.
The cats have been handeling the storm really well, which is a little surprising. I thought Livie would freak out, but she seems to be ok. Possibly because I've been home all day, so she has that comfort when she needs it. I'm not sure you could ever really phase Genghis, all he needs is food.
Speaking of food, if you ever want to treat yourself, braise some meat (I did a beef brisket, but I imagine any braising type meat would be good) with some hard cider. Seriously, it was AMAZING. Carmalized onions, beef, carrots, hard cider, lots of thyme, and a little beef broth for a couple of hours on a low temp in the oven and it was heaven. A little sweet, a little tang. We're going to try it next with a pork shoulder.