Thunder Snow!


First off, we seriously need the moisture this storm is bringing.  However, I hate that Bill has to work.  Just about every school in the Midwest is closed.  It just started to snow about 7 am  and by 7:45 am everything is already covered and it had become very hard to see.  Bill has, normally, about a 40-45 minute drive north to get to work.  The road is not a major highway and one of the last to get plowed.  That’s the one he takes.  Hopefully, there won’t be much traffic this morning.  But, to be really honest, I don’t expect him home tonight.  I don’t see that the roads will be cleared by the time he gets off work, which could be between 11 pm and 3 am (yeah, I know he just left, he has to be in this morning at 9 am).  With that in mind, I made him a huge lunch/dinner:)

Yesterday, I made bread.  The boys ate 1/2 the loaf, which was fine, I make really good bread.  Bill found it when he came home last night, so he ate more of it, lol.  Anyway,  I sliced the rest of that up & buttered it, with real butter, for him to take today.  I also put in  gumbo, an orange, can of mackerel, can of Kipper, can of some Gouda Bisque soup, chicken breast & pepper jack sandwich, Pastrami & Swiss sandwich, 2 packets of oatmeal, 1 bag of popcorn, an orange and a peanut butter chocolate bar.  Oh NO, I just realized I didn’t get him anything to drink!  Well, it is a grocery warehouse, surely they have drinks.  I also made him take an emergency blanket, gloves, mask and his heavy boots.   I guess now I just have to wait.  I won’t panic until 9 am.  This is one of those rare times, when I actually think I should have a cell phone.  If  we lose power, and they are predicting we will,  I lose my phones too.  We have VOIP,  Vonage specifically and I normally love it because I can call  my brother in Germany whenever I want and talk for hours for free.  Worse case today, I guess, I could wander next door.  I am so lucky to have a good friend that lives next door & she has a cell phone:)  Maybe if we lose power, we can get together and see what kind of feast we can come up with that doesn’t need cooked!  I have veggies:)

Now television reception is spotty.  We don’t have cable or satellite, I think it’s a waste of money.  No one should watch that much tv.  Read a book.  Do something constructive.  So, we have whatever stations that come in through the antenna.  We do have Netflix, which I love.  So I am not completely anti-entertainment.

On to other news.  This Diet is Terrible!!!!!!  I am hungry and cranky and I want chocolate!   Today, I was supposed to go see my doctor.  Unless, I take the sled to his office, I don’t think I’ll be seeing him today.  I could get there, just not back up the hill lol.  But, as miserable as I am, I suppose it will be worth it if it fixes everything.  One the plus side, I am losing weight really quickly.  So, now nothing fits.  Which I guess is sort of okay, since I did gain weight the first time I quit smoking.  But, I don’t think I should lose anymore.  I like the jeans I have.  Still not smoking, no nicotine at all.  Wow, I just realized it’s been almost 2 months now!

Okay, I am done rambling 🙂  If you are out & about today in this mess, be safe!

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