I have to let you in on a secret. Part of me gets a little excited about snowstorms. As you probably heard, the Midwest has a doozie headed our way and I'm a little pumped! It's kind of fun getting all geared up to hunker down. I filled my gas tank (though I've never ever heard of stations running out of fuel during snowstorms- it still makes me feel better). Then, I went to the store and bought a bunch of stuff I don't normally get like Neosporin and vodka. Just kidding. Those are things I always pick up. But I did get a giant can of pears (nothing says hunker down like canned pears!) and pudding and toilet paper (obviously that is something I buy year round, but normally I wait until the very last square has been flushed from our home before I buy more).
The girls have new library books and Christmas toys still in the packaging that I can bring out on a snowflake's notice. I have my own books and a list of household chores I've been waiting all winter to do. I also had the foresight to create a super annoying version of "Bottoms Up" to sing to Jim all day ("Shovels Up! Shovels Up!"). Yes, I think we're ready. Of course, if things turn icy and our power goes out all bets are off- then hunkering down is horrible and cold and we will flee to my Mommy and Daddy's house as any respectable grown girl would do. Luckily I have a tank of gas to get us there.