When you think of "snowed in" what do you remember? Being out of school? Snow days of playing in the snow and building snow forts? Do you remember if there was food enough? Did you pay attention to what the adults were doing to be prepared? I can remember my mother always having enough food for at least two weeks in the house. I can also remember the first year I was married and having to go to the store EVERY time the storm was starting because we were NOT prepared.
We are getting a "winter storm" (okay they are calling it a blizzard) where I live. It got me to thinking of the times Dad and I were snowed in. We always had plenty of food, even if one of us had to "stop" to fix it, and things to do. Dad was always reading, writing or working on his computer. He was quite willing to let me read or quilt. He loved to ask me questions as soon as I started knitting -- especially if I was trying to count! Thankfully, with snow plows and snow blowers, it only took a couple of days until we could be out safely.
So..... were you prepared for this storm? Do you have things to do? I have several projects for "when I get snowed in" which MIGHT even get looked at. I do have plenty of food, coffee, tea and fabric so staying IN will work. All of which helps us to laugh, and maybe even enjoy, being "snowed in!!" instead of screaming!
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