Waiting for Snowmageddon ... they've been scaring the bejeezus out of everyone around here, threatening us with subzero high temps, howling gales and 10-12 inches of snow. It was supposed to start at 9 PM...it's now 10:40 and still no snow. After all people have put themselves through today, wouldn't you think the snowpocalypse could have the decency to show up on time ?
It has been ridiculous. People stormed the Walmart and they had to OPEN ALL THE CHECKOUT REGISTERS !!!!!! LOL At least that's what people told me. And that there were people and carts lined up almost to the back of the store. I had to make a stop at Office Max today, because I can't possibly get through a storm of this magnitude at the beginning of a new year without a 2014 desk calendar. I also picked up a two pack of scotch tape, in case we run into a tape emergency (if you recall, I ran out of regular scotch tape at Xmas and had to finish up my wrapping with the clear packing tape). Office Max happens to be right near the Walmart, so I had a look at the parking lot. It was a sea of cars. I did have a small list of things to pick up (but never, ever at Walmart), and my plan was to stop at the Schnucks (a medium sized family owned grocery chain) in Bethalto, but when I got to the intersection there, I could see that their parking lot was packed too. No way, no how am I going anywhere with that many people in there. So, I just toodled on back this way, stopped at my favorite mom and pop market here in town and bought 1) Garlic 2) ground beef 3) and celery. Period. Oh, and buttermilk for making biscuits and gravy for my 2 favorite men tomorrow morning. My thinking was that I would make a meatloaf for supper tonight and that would be ideal for leftovers and sandwiches in case we lose power. I already have some soup made. There were a couple of shoppers there, with their cart loaded with milk, white bread and eggs. I guess they're thinking that if they're going to die in the snowpocalypse, they're gonna die with their bellies full of either bread pudding or French Toast.
People love to freak out, don't they ? I already have a stocked pantry. I have a gas stove, a gas grill and a camp stove. I have candles, oil lamps and a kerosene heater all ready to go if we lose power. I always have water stored. We always have a fridge full of leftovers, because all I ever do is cook. We always have batteries and flashlights at the ready. All critter food stocked up. Bring it on. I even stopped by the Goodwill today and picked up 3 paperbacks for reading during the blizzard, and a new pair of gloves and a hat that looks warmer than the one I have.
BRING. IT. ON.
lol Always ready for an adventure...
Well that's about it. I did get out today and went to a meeting and picked up somebody new. The highways are clear, but my road (2.5 miles to the highway) was about 75% snow/icy still. That was around 9:30 AM. Today got up into the 40's and so melted off most of the rest of it by the time I came back home at 3. I had a nice lunch with a friend before coming home, and thought I should get out since I haven't left the house since coming home New Years Day. And if this storm proves to be anything near what they're forecasting, I may not be leaving the old homestead for another 4 or 5 days. So, la di da...off I danced and had a great time. Got home and did 3 loads of laundry, just to have that caught up, and made the meatloaf for supper. The Irishman was watching Titanic when I got home (he's such a girl) and finished the second half of it just in time for supper. So, we watched Usual Suspects, the old movie with Kevin Spacey and Gabriel Byrne and Chazz Palminteri while we chowed down on leftover mashed potatoes and gravy and leftover green beans (both from last night's supper) along with the meatloaf. He took both dogs to the reservoir to run this afternoon and was pretty much beat. After the movie he was dozing off, and finally showered and went to bed.
It was interesting today, going down (25 minutes south) to the meeting to see that they only got about 2 inches of snow down there, and we still have 5 in our yard. I swear, sometimes it feels like we're in or own weather zone up here. lol
Well, just checked out the window and still no snow. Hmmm...probably we'll wake up to a blizzard. Time will tell.
Yaawwwnnn...thinking it might be time for me to start pointing my old butt towards bed. I'm pretty tired today myself. Gotta check, I think there may be a cat outside in the garage who needs to come in. Everybody else is all snug in their beds.
Sleep well, my friends. Or play well, depending on what time you read this ! lol
(WooHoo !! This is my 900th post!!)