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!