Milk, Bread and Eggs

No, my absence from blogland is not due to being abducted by the "children of the corn"...I've just been covered up these past two weeks. I've had a few calls from blogger friends wanting to know my "thoughts" on the New Hampshire and now the Nevada caucuses...don't even get me started! Especially today, all I could do was laugh at the coverage on television. Besides, I had way more important things to do.

Like get caught up in the swirling vortex of panic that ensued once the news announced last night that we MAY get between 2 - 4 inches of snow today. What?! This is the deep south! It doesn't snow here! We don't do snow!

You should have seen the rush at the grocery store last night about 5:15 p.m. I, too, succumbed to the pressure of feeling the need to have milk, bread and eggs on hand in case of a wintry blizzard that might keep me indoors for more than say, 8 or 10 hours. I told Gary we must go to the grocery store right! this! minute! Think about it...why do people rush out and get milk, bread and eggs? Are we going to live off of french toast if we're snowed in? Or maybe we can have scrambled eggs too! I asked Gary that question on the way home from the store and he said, "oh, I can think of lots of things we could make with those ingredients!" Okay, let's hear 'em!

*silence*

then hysterical laughter when he couldn't add more to our menu than french toast and scrambled eggs!

Needless to say, we didn't get snowed in, nor did we get 4 inches of snow. Maybe 1 or 2 inches, but it's all gone now! It was beautiful while it lasted and here are some pictures from our Winter Storm '08! Okay, Jean, you can stop laughing now!!!

Here's part of our back deck...whew! Better get some snow shoes!



This is looking out the side window of our bedroom towards the neighbor's house (you can see the snow on the roof of our carport)


This is looking out the dining room window towards our front yard. Notice the snow on the neighbor's house across the street. Their house isn't covered up so much by lots of trees like ours is.


Spoiled little Zoe doesn't realize how good she has it indoors. Gary took her outside on the deck to let her little paws feel the snow. She was quick to want to come back inside!
Tonight it's supposed to go down to 17 degrees! Brrr! Better go get started on letting all the faucets drip so the pipes don't freeze! Hey, do you guys up north do that? Stay warm amigas!

9 sweet friends had to say...:

Lynne said...

I just LOVE the people who run into the grocery store and fill their carts with 10 gallons of milk, 20 loaves of bread and a few cases of beer - all for a 1" snow. Please tell me that you didn't buy that much!

justabeachkat said...

Too funny! No snow here. Just VERY cold rain.

I've tagged you for a meme.

Glad you're back. You had me worried.

Hugs!
Kat

LivingTheLife said...

I am so glad you are back. I had decided if you had not posted by today...I was going to send you a personel email and find out if indeed the Children of the Corn had abducted you...whew! I'm glad you were able to evade them thus far.

The snow looks lovely...but what I love even more is the beauty of all your trees and your back yard...And the snow...whew...quite the blizzard...eh? I do hope you have a great pair of snow boots! LOL... We never get snow either...so when it does snow...the folks are out in droves at the local supermarket...buying food, firewood and lotto tickets!! You know...cos goodness knows the lotto goes on wind, rain, sleet or snow!

Blessings...and glad you are back..you were missed.

Teresa

Musicaljean said...

Wow, almost every blog I'm visiting tonight is showing their snow pictures. I just got back from Tampa and it was cold down there too this weekend, but no snow. Wouldn't that be crazy if they would get snow down there? And by the way, no, we do not let our faucets drip because we have heat tape around the pipes and plugged in all winter long.

Profbaugh said...

Too funny!!! As a norther girl, I really enjoyed this post. And by the way, I now want French toast. Oh the power of suggestion.

~Cheryl

Tonja said...

Lucky you! No snow for this southern girl. But, mighty, mighty cold!

Glad to hear from you...been missing 'talking' to you.

Lyndy said...

We got the same storm through here and the same deep south panic that we must all run to the grocery stores. (lol)

Poor Zoe, my Sydney is the same way. He has been lazing by the fireplace for days now, though I can’t say as I blame him. Gosh it has been cold.

Glad you are back and have a blessed week.

Hugs, Lyndy

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

It was fun while it lasted!
Now I have to make some bread pudding.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Tracey- I hope you are staying warm. This Midwest Girl really gets a chuckle of the "panic" of any threat of snow here. And I always laugh about the milk, bread and eggs. At our house it's more like pizza, wine, beer and chocolate.

 
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