Monday, January 31, 2011

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."
Maya Angelou

Only warm-weather-raised people who are now living in cold weather areas would understand the tight similarity between hurricane days and snow days.

In my boo, Snow Day = Hurricane Day. Except with a hurricane day, it's warmer outside. All the rest is exactly the same.

Praying work or school is canceled. A mad rush through the grocery store for good snacks. Filling up with gas. That foreboding sense of excitement.

Instead of boarding up the windows, we're salting the driveway.

Either way, a huge winter storm has started up here in the Midwest. Work is canceled for tomorrow, we're stocked up on groceries and settling in for at least 36 hours of nasty weather. About an inch of ice followed by what could be up to a foot of snow. My favorite local nicknames for this storm include Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse and snOMG - teehee!

Nick, after a nap, is now commanding "new job central" from the dining room table while Bella and I are snuggled on the couch with many hours of DVR'd goodness. Plenty of packing and organizing on the schedule for tomorrow.

At this point, I am just really hoping the power won't go out. That would turn a fun time off at home into a cold and boring experience with an extremely annoying, house-bound Beagle.

Hope everyone effected by this weather stays warm and safe!


Eights on the Move said...

Fingers crossed for a snow day for me! Hope you guys are staying safe & warm. A few years ago, electricity was an issue because of the ice - let's hope that stays out of the picture. I must've missed something...what's this about packing?!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I hope work is canceled! haha I haven't heard snOMG yet :) stay warm and I'll pray your power doesn't go out!!

Cecilia said...

I never thought of the similarities between the two events before. I'm ok with the bad weather so long as I have power. Stay safe and warm!!

SueMac said...

Here's to hoping the power doesn't go out.... stay warm!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

What a way for your send off from STL!

Jillian, Inc said...

Have to say I miss the snow days - we had one here this winter but it wasn't much fun. More ice than snow.... so, are you going to be living on the Iowa or IL side of the Quad Cities? I miss my Iowa so much!

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