Friday, January 29, 2010

Let me break it down for you..

and by "You", I mean people not from the south.

We don't go to the store to get milk and bread when a snow storm or hurricane is coming.
We go to the store to stock up because we know we are going to be stuck in the house for an undetermined time period. We also know that during this undetermined time period a neighbor or friend might stop by. This means we have to have something to offer them to eat or drink. That is just how we do it down here. We southerners are way too social to be cooped up in the house more than 24 hours at a time. Can you say hurricane party?

To prove people don't only get bread and milk, I took some pictures when I went to the store today (you know, to get my bread and milk). These are some items you should never be stuck at home (with or without visitors) without!

Canned Goods

Bottled Water


Also during this undetermined time I plan to cook. Stock the freezer. All while hoping we don't loose power. This is when things could get ugly. For B anyway. I've got some pretty valuable stuff in the freezer, that we literally can't afford to have thaw!

And by the way, when was the last time you did your weekly grocery shopping and didn't buy bread and milk? Aren't they staples?

We can't drive in it, because we aren't used to it. It doesn't happen that often. Another good reason to stay home and enjoy it. I've lived in Boston. Where it snows. A LOT. Guess What? I saw some car accidents. Maybe they were southerners on vacation?

I don't mind that we can't get anywhere. Don't get me wrong, I don't want it to ruin my plans (Christmas at the "White House"!!) but I can always use a weekend at home with the Y's and an excuse to not have to run errands! By Sunday, the hoping turns to praying that we don't loose power. I've got a book of "unplugged" things to do ready for Q, but I am not sure it will last 2 days?

This southern girl has got to go to bed now. I've got a boy that can't wait to play in the snow! So take a chill, have a drink, go outside and play with your family (remember it doesn't happen that often)!

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