Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Day Before.....AKA Snowmeggeden Preparation II

We are under another Winter Storm Warning and expecting up to 18" of snow tonight.  They've already cancelled school for tomorrow.  I'm starting to think I live in Minnesota. 

For the record, I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN MINNESOTA!

Our little town was the only school to hold classes on Monday and then today.  Every other school in the Tulsa area has been out since last Tuesday.  We have never cancelled school for more than three days in a row. Never.  Amazing.

Since the entire state of Oklahoma is terrified of another snow storm, everyone's been in survival mode.  I woke up and immediately started making a list in my head of all the things I needed to get done for the rest of the week.  I'm assuming I'll be housebound once again for the rest of the week.

First, I remembered that I have a baby shower on Sunday so I needed to get to Target and pick up the gift.  I seriously doubt they'll have the shower because it's the Masonic wives and some of them are older, which worries me.  I don't want the older women walking on an icy driveway and falling.  That would be horrible.  I did get to Target at lunch and did the quickest shopping trip ever.  I bought the Boppy Newborn Lounger, which is sooo super cute!

I think Kathryn will really like it for little Emma.

Second thing on the list was finding a way to keep my mother's bills organized.  I desperately needed a way to file them and be able to bring them into the office or living room where I'm paying them.  Yes, I pay my mother's bills for her online.  I'm that lovely sandwich generation that has small kids and an older mom.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

At Target, they had the cutest accordion file.  I was so excited when I finally found one.  It's slim enough to just file in the closet in our office and not take up too much space.



Third, I had to get to the office and finish all of my daily activities in case it started to snow early.  I'm terrified to drive in the snow and would have had a panic attack if the roads started getting slick.

I did get to finish most of the work I needed to do but I'm worried I won't be at work for the rest of the week, resulting in tons of stuff to get done next week. Yuck!

I came home after work this afternoon and fixed chili.  I tried a new chili soup mix and it was different but good.  The mix had rice in it and in Oklahoma, we don't put rice in our chili.  I looked at the package and it was made in New York.  New York!......get a rope!  Ha!

I'm putting a roast in the crockpot overnight just in case our electricity goes out.  We live in a small town and our electric blinks out when the stinking wind blows.  Hopefully, our snowstorm doesn't cause any power loss but just in case, I've prepared enough food for an army.


1 comment:

Michelle said...

I'm so ready for Spring! Bundle up and stay warm.