You know it's bad when they're calling it a weather "event." You know it's bad when Walmart is sold out of electric blankets, Cheese Doodles, and Oreos. You know it's bad when the kids are cleaning out their lockers like it's May, not February, and the library is cleaned out of kid videos.
We are supposed to get anywhere from 8-12" of snow tonight. It will start at midnight and snow until the next midnight.
People are going nuts; it's all they can talk about. And I am becoming one of "them." In my burgeoning mid-life "oldness," I am feverishly preparing a grocery list for when I shop tonight. This panicky behavior over snow is something I used to observe in old people and shake my head at. "Why are they getting so worked up about snow?" I asked myself.
All I know is, some switch got flipped inside me, and the old person like the Hallmark "Maxine" character has taken over. In fact, I'm making my husband go shopping with me tonight so that if I come to blows over hot chocolate packets, he can back me up.
So, for my Canadian friends and those who deal with this on a regular basis, I'm asking for your input. What are 5 things that you wouldn't want to be stuck home without?