Hi friends! I hope you are staying safe and warm wherever you are. It was freaking freezing here this morning and by early afternoon we had freezing rain. I’ve never been involved with this whole freezing thing. I’m not a fan. Everyone in my office headed out as soon as it started because the thing about freezing rain is that it makes driving a really bad idea, especially the longer it rains. [Someone please explain to me why freezing rain doesn't just turn to pretty, not-as-dangerous snow.]
Imagine driving your car on a curvy, hilly skating rink. That’s essentially what it’s like on the roads here. Oh, and you have to scrape a sheet of ice off of your car first. Yeah, it’s all bad news. I, being a native Utahn, was one of the few people at the office who had a legit ice scraper in my car – I was quite popular in the parking lot. There was one guy using a CD case to scrape his car; yes, quite creative. Figures – he’s on the Graphic Design team. Anyway, there was a bit of sliding on the road but I made it home safe and sound to finish off the work day.
Maizey was glad to have me home, but not impressed with the whole working thing. She kept smacking at my laptop. (Yes, I stayed in my work clothes for a while. I was wearing tights and Five Bamboo. Five Bamboo on cold days is the clothing equivalent of comfort food.)
I lit candles all over the house. They provide extra heat, right?? At least they look pretty.
I finally logged off work and let Maizey overtake me with her snuggling. And I put on a hoodie to signify the end of the workday. But the tights and Five Bamboo skirt remain.
But she quickly got bored with me and decided to get drunk off her peanut butter kong.
Luckily I am all stocked up on the most important provisions in case I get iced in: wine, wine, crackers, goat cheese, brownie mix (but alas, no Baileys for Baileys Brownies), eggs, chicken, a yoga block, broccoli, and WS Monthly. One of my friends went to Whole Foods and offered to pick up my grocery needs because it was pure insanity in the store. (And because I would rather live off protein powder than go out on the roads again.) Southerners were raiding bottled water, bread, milk and batteries. We raided wine.
Stay warm and if you’re in these yucky conditions, please be safe!
What would be/are your emergency provisions that you’d stock up on if you couldn’t get to the store for a few days?