Monday, January 31, 2011

And Provisions, I Did Get.

Well, according to the National Weather Service, we are about to experience the worst winter storm in our area since 1912. Yowsa. And well, let's just say...people are FREAKING OUT.  Of course, I can't really judge, because I have done a little freaking out of my own today. I mean, I am hardly equipped with the appropriate survival skills for an apocalyptic storm, being a member of the 21st century and all. I wasn't even in Brownies as a little girl.

So, after some research (okay, scrolling Facebook statuses), I decided the thing to do was to go to town for provisions. According to my FB friends, the store of the "super"ness was NOT the place to go. In my denial, I decided to peruse the parking lot anyway. It didn't look entirely foreboding, so I took a gander through the window as I drove by the front of the store. Right. Game over. Time to travel across the street to a more pleasant know, the one with the target? I decided to get as many things as possible there and then brave the local grocery store for the rest. It turned out to be a good plan. I do SO love the store with the target.

And provisions, I did get.  What is it about an impending storm that brings on the clearly instinctual desire for JUNK FOOD? I mean, whatever would I do if I was snowed in for any period of time and I had no Doritoes, place and bake cookies, or HEAVEN FORBID, Coca-Cola? It's truly a scary thought. In all seriousness, I do TRY to eat healthy most of the time, but a girl has her weaknesses and I would certainly not want to have a weak moment in the middle of a snowstorm with no possible way of getting to the store with the target.

Don't worry (Mom), I also got bread, milk, eggs, and bottled water. And (Dad) we are planning to fill the bathtubs with water and gather plenty of candles, matches, etc.  Unfortunately, we have no fireplace, generator, or four wheel drive vehicle, but we do have sweet friends who do. AND they have offered to share. I told you they were sweet.

So. for now we are hunkering down, praying for the best case scenario and holding fast to this promise...

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." 

Matthew 6:34
(The Message)


Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

LOL! I can totally relate. The last time I saw food flying off the shelves like this was before a hurricane! We're stocked up with water, junk food and we have our generator ready to go.

Stay warm!


Rich said...

Did you get me any orange tic-tacs? I can't face impeding doom without them.

JP's MOM said...

Rich Big Guy tried to get me to buy orange tic tacs today!


Shelley said...

Jason brought the generators home, and the Suburban and the truck are ready to rescue you if needed! As long as you bring the Doritos and the Place and bake cookies! :)

R said...

dare i say it...this may be one of your best posts ever?! love it! so funny.

"i wasn't even in brownies..." HA! me neither, really...i was in for a month or so, then i was done. :0)

and totally word verification for this comment is 'hyper'. funny! it's almost never a real word.

beth said...

Good Luck! We're expecting to be bunkered down tomorrow too. Keep us posted!

Colored With Memories said...

admittedly i am a texan, so i am sure i don't know much about preparing for these storms, but tell...

why in the world do you fill your bathtub with water?


Kristen said...

yes snowstorms mean stocking up on junk food. that is necessary if you are going to get snowed in.

all the talk of snow and blizzards is making me miss home... i could use a good snowstorm!!

Denise said...

if "what if's" happened (they almost never do) you've got to have doritos! and please tell me you got chocolate too.

btw- this reminds me of new years 2000, when i took all our money out of the bank (think it was like $300), stocked the pantry, and filled gallon containers i'd been saving for months as well as the tub.