:: A little breakfast on the deck and a quiet game of chess (I taught the girls how to move a pawn and a bishop and called it a day, letting them play with the pieces on their own, which they seemed to find much more entertaining anyway). Looking at the pictures from this weekend, it's hard to believe that a storm is rapidly moving this way along with all sorts of drama. We have plenty of candles, books, and creativity ready and are prepared to spend the next few days indoors. No school, work from home, and many prayers that this storm is gentle to us and others on the east coast. Wishing you and yours safety, too.