Friday, January 29, 2010

A Storm's a Brewin'

So yesterday it was in the 60's here. 

I was literally sweating while running errands. 

It was glorious.

Today, however.....

I am preparing for an ice storm and possibly snow. 


Yep. I am. Makes perfect sense right?

And a few years back our neighborhood was  out of power for FIVE whole days. 

My parents were in the dark for six. 

That is something I will NOT suffer through again, God willing. 

This time, our wonderful neighbor, who is also an electrician (or so he told us when he had his hands all over our wires) installed a "pig tail" to our breaker box. We'll be able to run our whole house on a generator....which my prince will bring home from work.

And just in case, I have fully charged all DSi's, laptops, cameras, portable dvd players, know, the important stuff.

I've stocked the fridge with roasts and makings for soups, stews, and chili. 

I have hot chocolate on stand by. 

I rented movies in case the satellite can't find a signal. 

I bought extra bullets in case the internet goes out. 

*insert fear stricken look*

We. are. ready. 

So now I say....


Totally just kidding mother nature. I would be okay with a nice fluffy snow. But I really do not want another ice storm. Please forgive my false sense of preparedness and don't teach me a lesson. I swear I'm all talk!!!

In case you are in the path of the storm and you did not remember to run out and rent are a few short ones you might enjoy.

The first one is of a talented young man (3rd grade) who won a KISS t-shirt from Jaden's auction!

These boys (fifth grade) are personality plus! (Plus brains, plus athleticism, plus chick magnets...)

If you've been following me for a while, you'll remember Lil' Papi (1st grade). I am one of his groupies. (But in a totally non-creepy way, I swear.) *No officer, I have no idea why his parents took out a restraining order on me!

And last but not least, here are the teachers from my kid's school performing Thriller.
(I hope my boys don't get bad grades for me posting this!)


Meeko Fabulous said...

My parents have been living in the dark for a very long time now . . . ;)

Evonne said...

You are definitely prepared, but I hope it doesn't get that bad.

Thanks for the entertainment!

mintifresh said...

I'm glad you took care of the important stuff like internet and movies! You are very wise!

I hope you don't have to use the bullets! ;) Or the generator for that matter! hahaa

Jenn said...

Ugh. I hate bad weather. It was literally in the 70's all week and today its about 40ish. And rainy.

I hope all turns out well in your fortress this weekend! I love the part about the bullets, and Meeko is cracking my shit up with his comment!

SupahMommy said...

makes me miss teaching


Margaret said...

I am so glad that we don't have ice storms in Utah. I get pissed off if I am without power for a few hours. I can't even imagine days without it.

adrienzgirl said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for you that Mama Nature shows you mercy!

Stay safe, and WARM!

Shell said...

The stupid news is freaking everyone out right now.

That teacher video is awesome.

Amber said...

I hope you don't lose internet! or power!

The Blue Zoo said...

Well at least you are prepared for the worst! I hope it isnt that bad though.

Daffy said...

Seeing those videos makes me sad...sad that I work in such a ghetto school district. This would be so fun...I wish our schools did things like this. Growing up our schools had that kind of cohesiveness....

And since you've prepared SO well, I'm sure it will skirt around you and all you'll see is some cloudy skies....

Christine said...

Hopefully you guys stay safe and warm.

LMJ said...

Wow! Those are some very talented kids!!!

I can't believe Michael is dead.

We Believe Blogs said...


did you get permission to post these for hell sakes

they are awesome

Kmama said...

OMG, I can't wait to watch these. Baby sleeping next to me, so I can't now.

I did watch a quick bit of the thriller one without sound. Who is the chick in the front with the black hat that thinks she's bad a$$? I am totally cracking up!

Trac~ said...

Glad you are all prepared just in case you do get snowed and iced in. I haven't had a chance to check out the videos yet but will come back and do that later. Stay warm! :o)

Lisa said...

I totally posted a comment from my bb and it didn't show...grrr
I was saying I got off the internet (after just getting it back this am) to cook supper at 9am and wash clothes in case our power went out. Ours is still on but it"s off all over about 20 minutes from me. I hope it stays like this...I can't stand being in the dark!
Good luck and stay warm!

The Manic Mommy said...

My mother got 8 inches of snow over night! Me...2 hours away...I got about an inch - Thankfully! I'm so tired of snow. The Mariachi band in Cabo is playing in my ear right!

Lil Papi - holy shit! How frikkin adorable is he!! And talk about guts! A those moves! He's gonna be a playa when he hits about 12 lol!

The teachers doing Thriller was awesome - that took a ton of work! Too cute!

Sam said...

right there with ya, preparing for impending doom. They have been de-icing our roads for three days now. It did snow last night and will off and on today, but you can still see the grass. It will however not get warn enough to melt anything, in fact it will all be re-freezing alter tonight! I too have a stocked freezer, and actually have two extra kids at my house that I didn't plan for but oh well!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

All we're getting is cold, nasty rain.

And what an awesome talent show! Loved the teachers & Lil' Papi.

kristi said...

Dang, that is what I call getting ready!! LOL!! Love your blog I will be following, hope you can check my blogs out.

WhisperingWriter said...

It's actually warm here today.

Tomorrow though it's going to be cold. And then we'll probably get snow next week. Boo.

Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

Hope you don't get the ice. The last ice storm we had we was without power for 5 days.

Bonehead said...

Whenever any snow is predicted around here it seems everyone rushes to the supermarkets to stock up on milk, bread and eggs. Not sure what people who are lactose intolerant rush out to get.

Oh - and I've been in the dark for WAY more than six days. Not so bad, just sayin'.

Jessica said...

Um...are you still alive?!

Kriste said...

I'm so sick of winter and snow and the cold. Bring on spring and summer!

Jessica Jones said...

some lady is screming in all of those annoying
why in the world did you sit next to her???
oh...that was u??
yeah i love those screams! they totally made the video! that and the spinning motion of the camera

LOve ya!