Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bracing ourselves for the historic storm...


First of all, I was born into a time that I could handle, in other words, I don't think I would've been able to handle shoveling snow out of my window (or opening) in the 1800s.  But even though we live in an urban area, with a grocery store two blocks away, we have been stocking up as if our horses won't be able to make it into town.  We've been to the store three times (twice on Sunday and once yesterday).  The Chicago Tribune had all these tips for surviving the storm and someone commented - in the comments section - that the worst thing that could happen is your cable goes out and you are forced to socialize with your family, Noooooo.  I got a good laugh from this one.  But, all in seriousness, I am weirdly looking forward to a few days stranded in our house with the kids.   I see some playdough making, cookie baking and lots of crafts in our future.  And I may just tell the kids that "our cable went out" anyway, just to keep the creativity flowing.  I think I'll keep the internet though :)


Are you going to be affected by the storm?  What are your plans?


4 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

The storms here were terrible our internet and cable were cut off. It was dark and miserable for us. I love to see how you've prepared for this time.

Torrie said...

We won't be affected, obviously- but I can see what you mean by having time with the kids in the house- focusing on one another (with no cable:). I hope you enjoy it... in spite of the cold weather!

Bestie said...

Oh my, Ana. That doesn't sound good. I have all the candles and pop up lights ready. Where are you?

Dawn said...

Very sweet...I love when i am stranded due to snow...Dawn xo