It’s Tuesday afternoon and folks all around me are panicking. In the last hour I’ve overheard at least 5 different conversations about how much snow we’re likely to get in the next 24 hours. Our boss has declared tomorrow a “work-at-home” day so the office will be officially closed. YA has texted me to please stop on the way home to pick up a couple of boxes of macaroni and cheese. Even Nonny has called from St. Louis to tell me she’s glad she’s coming to visit in December this year and not this week. And I see from the Weather Channel that the coming storm now has a name – Dorothy.
I just can’t get worked up about this. There have been many times that extreme weather has been forecast and then never arrives. Or arrives in a dribble. I’ll take my laptop home just in case and will probably stop and get YA’s mac and cheese, but I don’t think I’ll be investing any emotional energy in a winter storm. I live in Minnesota – we get winter storms. Snow shovels, snow blower, salt – all at the ready for whenever they are needed at this time of year.
How will you be entertaining yourself if the big snow comes?