Drop over to http://www.weather.com/ and you'll swear the world will be ending tomorrow for those of us in a certain 23 states. heh.
But here at my house? We're prepared, well, mostly. Plenty of groceries, coffee, rock salt, Little House books and episodes of LOST to watch. Cars under cover. Snow shovels by the back door. The outdoor stuff frozen into the snow we've already had, unable to blow away. I only wish Tom had remembered to buy some kerosene for our emergency kerosene heater out in the garage. We've never needed one so far, but as I said, I like to be prepared for anything. (Fortunately though, there's a True Value Hardware shop down the road with shelves of the stuff. I hope.)
The only slight problem? We'll need to drive to our tiny town's Rite Aid tomorrow sometime because Lennon's supply of insulin is way low, and too, that's when a prescription of Tom's will arrive. But at least Rite Aid is only one mile away. I think we can handle that. It won't be like in the Little House books (which I'm still rereading) where they risk their lives, nearly lose them and then happily, for the kids' sake, quip, "All's well that ends well!" There will be no risking of our lives around here, thank-goodness.
And speaking of the Little House books, this time of Tom's unemployment has often reminded me of Caroline Ingall's repeats of "there's no great loss without some gain." Why? Because the loss of his job has meant the gain of his staying safely inside (most days) and not risking slipping out in the snow, he who's been known to slip on a half-dollar-sized circle of ice. So I've worried much less, not that worrying was ever ok, but hey. I'll take it, I'll take having him semi-constantly around the house in winter if it means added safety for him in wintertime.
And so it goes. Stay warm and safe wherever you may be--and remember--Spring will soon be here.