. . .so early in the week, the weather forecasters starting predicting a large storm moving towards the Delaware Valley. . .by mid-week they were cautiously tossing the word "blizzard" around. . .by Friday, it was flat-out Accu-Panic mode. . .
having lived in this area my ENTIRE life - I knew the smart thing to do was check the pantry, the fridge, and the liquor cabinet. . .after making a list, I set off for my store run right after the kids left for school.
i got to Trader Joe's by 9 am. . .there were not many customers yet, and their shelves were well-stocked with necessities and goodies alike. I strolled up and down the aisles, gathering some needs (milk, orange juice, ground beef) and many goodies (whoopie pies, pigs in a blanket, 5-layer dip) - the Superbowl is Sunday afterall.
It was an uneventful afternoon, anticipating the snowpocalypse yet to come - it had started falling in DC by 2pm - but no flakes here yet. I picked the kids up at school and backed the car into the driveway, where I am anticipating it will sit unmoved for 2 days. . .
by 7 pm last night, there was a dusting on the ground. . .before I went to bed, there were a couple inches, and it was falling lightly and quietly.
this morning - as promised - snowpocalypse. . .it's 9 am and we have a solid 16" inches on the ground - the wind is blowing and heavy snow is falling. . .
but since the pantry and liquor cabinet are stocked - we are settling in, staying in our pajamas and enjoying the opportunity to just chill out. . .
catch you soon -