"When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly." author unknown
It's that time of the year....
Friday, February 4, 2011
My daughter came over this morning and in below zero wind chill we dug out my car. I had to come in once to warm up my fingers as I was thinking I was close to frostbite. However my daughter didn’t come inside once to warm up. After shoveling out my car and warming it up we went to Kroger for groceries. There were only a couple of carts available in the store. People were packed like sardines inside the store and the carts were overflowing. I got enough stuff to last me through the next snow which is predicted for Sunday and Monday, calling now for 6 inches. I thought of Paul while shopping and wondering if he had any more shoppers that wanted to buy a ‘tird pound of ham.’
We are set in this area to break all kinds of records this winter. With almost a month to go, snow totals are expected to exceed the 1978 –79 total. I well remember the blizzard of 78 . We lived 1block from what was one time the Civic Center in my little town. All interstates were closed around us. We lived just a few blocks from Interstate 57. For blocks around our house there was row upon row of semis just parked with the motor running. The Civic Center had been opened up and several hundred people took refuge there during the storm.
Our son had started south on 57 during the storm when he went in the ditch with his car on his way to work. I remember the tow bill on that but thank heaven he was safe.
I fixed the salmon patties and creamed peas yesterday. So good! The salmon patties are delicious cold too, which is what I had for lunch today! I sent the cookies home with my daughter so I am safe from them. I did buy brown sugar at the store this morning so I am good to go in the baking department.
I hope you all have a good weekend. Stay safe and be happy!