Today, however, was spent in preparing comforts. Time to take stock and make sure everything we needed was ready. Out here in the country, we frequently lose power, and a storm like this could mean several days running on generator power. It could mean downed trees and power lines. It could just be a lot of snow. Any way, it was time to prepare for every family comfort possible.
The essentials are on hand: gas for the generator, candles, batteries, lamp oil, ice melt.
And then there is the pantry: oatmeal, M&M's (for some reason, my family considers this is absolutely essential for a big storm), hot cocoa fixings, ingredients for cinnamon rolls, soup, and more.
And just for good measure, I baked a dozen blueberry muffins today.
There. Everything is in order. Let the storm come!