I did my usual "girl raised in the south" routine for snow.
- I stocked up the freezer and can goods.
- Made sure the generator was working ------I do this by hollering "Honey make sure the generator is working" :-)
- Filled up the cars with gas and the extra gas cans.
- Planned what kind of soup or stew I was going to make. Last time it was Chicken and Dumplings, this time it is Taco Soup.
- Made sure there was plenty of necessities- Cheetos, TP and Netflicks.
- Made sure I knew where the sleds and the snow shovels were.
- Bought extras feed for all the pets and live sock.
- Badgered the adult sons to make sure they were prepared.
- Doubled checked I had vanilla and sugar for Snow Ice cream.
- Refilled prescriptions
- Washed clothes so I knew we had plenty of heavy socks and long johns.
- Put Ice Melt on the bridges on the farm.
- Made cinnamon rolls. Well actually, I bought a package of Rhodes frozen cinnamon rolls and they let them rise all night to bake in the morning.
- Charged up the batteries on everything from Cell phones to DVD players and flashlights.
- And had something ready to smock.
My Husband laughs at my routine because I do this anytime they mention snow even if it is just flurries.
My Father is from Brooklyn, NY. He said he kept heading south carrying a snow shovel and stopped when some one asked him what that was in his hand.
I have lived in New Jersey and South Dakota and Utah while in the military but I like snow only if I just have to look (while sitting in front of a fire with a cup of hot tea in my hands)
Well back to the the title of this post----- Waiting on the Snow
I had a hard time getting my night owl daughter to bed because up to the 10 o'clock news we were suppose to have 7 inches of snow this morning.
And what did I wake up to this morning?------Nothing!
It seems a dry cold front is mixing with this snow belt that is crossing the mid west. The result- No snow for now. Boy, were the TV weather people back peddling as fast as they could this morning!
I went ahead and baked the Cinnamon rolls this morning. Then, my husband and I flipped a coin as to who was going to wake up our daughter and tell her she had school this morning! :-)
They are still forecasting snow for later on this evening, But as my daughter says "Snow on a weekend is not as much fun as a Snow Day".