So much of life changes and as moms we’re used to constantly coming up with strategies for different situations and fine-tuning them along the way. Storm preparation is something I’ve had to think about on all kinds of levels for a very long time. I have my own check-list of essentials and, no matter where you live, I’m sure they’ll benefit you too.
Cover the necessities. You want to be comfortable, bring down a pillow and blanket. Have your cell phone charged, stocked with music and don’t forget the ear buds. It’s best if you don’t hear what’s going on around you while in there. Take care of your emotional needs, I generally stock it with something chocolate. Oh, and a batch of cocktails.
Keep your eye on the clock, you’ve generally got a pretty good idea when it’s coming.
As the storm time approaches, regularly look out the window checking to the right and to the left; sometimes it can come from an unexpected direction.
Just before the storm hits, the whole world seems to get a little darker.
You can feel the air change, like someone has sucked all the oxygen out of the house. The fear has you almost frozen.
The energy is building. Suddenly a door in your own house slams. You hear a roar.
dive into the closet
because here it is
exactly what you’ve been preparing for. . .
The kids are home from school.
Happy April Fools Day, everyone.
2 ounces pineapple vodka
1 ounce whipped cream vodka
2 ounces orange liqueur
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce mixed berry juice (I use V8 Splash Berry Blend)
1 ounce grenadine syrup
*Mix the vodkas, orange liqueur, orange juice and pineapple juice.
*Refrigerate until cold.
*Just before serving mix again, then add the grenadine and juice.
*Pour over ice.