Friday, December 19, 2008

S now, Again

...and again and again.

Remember last Friday's ice storm? The one that left us completely cut off from the rest of civilization for a number of days? The one I'll be cursing come spring when I've got to haul away all of the branches it brought down from our trees? You know, the storm that we're just now getting back to normal after?

Right, that Friday ice storm.

It looks like this Friday storm thing might be catching on. No, no ice today. Snow. Lots and lots of it...about twelve inches worth, if the prediction is accurate.

Bah! Humbug!

Now, don't get me wrong. I love snow. I love watching it fall, clearing it away. Mostly I love snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing on the stuff. Building snowpeople, I like that, too.

But the hint that so much snow falling in a very short period of time may leave us cut off again gives me the shivers. I'm just getting used to not hearing the generator's hum; thinking that we'll be using it again so soon--ugh. Just ugh.

I'm going to be optimistic about today's event, and hope the snow comes without any havoc to newly restored services. But if I disappear for a day or two you'll know what happened.

Just to be on the safe side, I'm going to spend another day in the kitchen baking cookies. Today it'll be pignoli cookies, strawberry filled cookies and good, old chocolate chip cookies. That ought to hold us through any kind of snowstorm, don't you think?

What have you got planned for this Friday before Christmas? Anything you'd care to share?


Dru said...

I'm patiently waiting for the snow storm. I got a tin of 3-flavored popcorn and two DVDs (Mamma Mia and Mummy 3) that I'll watch while the snow is piling up.

I hope you don't lose power due to the snow.

Melissa McClone said...

We've got snow again, only today I have to go out. I've had this appt. for a couple of weeks and don't want to cancel. I'm hoping by the time I have to leave the temp. will have warmed up so it's not so icy since I've got a 45 minute drive each way!

Otherwise, we'll be decorating the gingerbread house we put together last night and making more cookies!

Kara Lynn Russell said...

We were all set for a big snowstorm last night and it amounted to nothing. More snow forecast in the future though, so we'll see.

I hope you have the same luck. It would be very scary to be cut off from everyone. And twice within such a short time is really too much!

Enjoy your baking session!

Ceri Hebert said...

I'd love to be able to enjoy THIS storm, but we're supposed to be driving down to Logan airport (a stressful 2 hour trip in the best of conditions) to get a child boarded on a plane by 4:45 AM. Yes.... a.m. We'll be leaving around midnight unless the flight has been canceled.

I'm a nervous wreck.