Article by Wendy McCance
I don’t know about you, but here in Michigan we are getting ready for a major snowstorm. 8-10 inches of snow are predicted along with temps in the minuses. It is supposed to be such a big snowstorm that we are already hearing rumors that the schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
We have relatives in Canada and around the United States who are also bracing for a big snow event.
The reason for the over the top warnings? In some states, historic lows in temps are predicted. Minus 60 degrees when the wind chill is factored in is something I can’t even wrap my head around.
I got lucky. Yesterday, before I had even heard of what was heading our way, I had gone out grocery shopping, filled my car with gas and even picked up a few books at the local bookstore. When I got home and heard the news, I did a little happy dance. It felt so good to be prepared and not in need of running out to get ready for the storm.
Facebook has been busy with activity today. People are talking about what they are doing to prepare for the storm. I heard from my mom, and then got confirmation from others on Facebook that the big chains like Meijers and Krogers were a madhouse. People waiting in lines to check out and the wait is over an hour. Shelves that are nearly empty and produce aisles that have been wiped out. Good lord this is going to be big!
As for being home through the storm, I am a homebody as it is. Throw in a storm that keeps you a little housebound and I am in love. The kids seem excited about the storm as well. With a stocked fridge, endless books to read, movies to watch and a crock pot ready to work for our meals, we are snuggled in and ready. We even have wood for a fire in case we need a little extra warmth.
So what about you? Are you in an area that is going to be hit by this storm? How do you feel about a few snow days where you are stuck at home? Do you embrace these moments or dread them? Leave a comment, I’d love to know your thoughts on this topic.