Today Hurricane Irene is passing over us – in fact she’s just about gone by now. We’re still experiencing some gusty winds but for the most part we lucked out with very little damage – leaves everywhere and some small branches. In other parts of MA there are trees down, flooding, and power outages. Just down the street from us power was lost from a down line. My thoughts go out to those who are experiencing a loss and damage.
We’ve got all the necessities here: milk, water, bread, and batteries. A little tip...if you’re looking for D size batteries right before a storm, try a toy store. After checking 3 sold out stores, I walked into Toys R Us and they had plenty. Score!
Because I have access to all my electrical appliances, baking comfort storm brownies is mandatory. And hopefully we won't lose power in the middle of baking or we'll be eating brownies with a spoon. It’s a great time to batten down the hatches, hunker down, and ride out the storm. Love those weather related phrases, don’t you? But this is how my brain translates those phrases when I stay in the house all day to stay safe from the elements.
I'm planning to put chocolate batter and hunks of brownie down my hatch while I write out the storm.
Okay, I know. Not very funny. I blame it on being a little stir crazy while being trapped in the house with everyone. But at least you didn’t have to endure me singing the entire song, “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” like my girls did earlier (Thank you 8th grade chorus for drilling those words into my head so I’ll never forget them. And how is it that I can remember the entire song but I can’t remember where I put my kids’ framed school portraits last Christmas? I digress).
Is anyone else dealing with Irene? Are there any songs/poems/passages that you can recall word for word if prompted?
Stay safe, everyone!