Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Big Snow Coming

Henny here, reporting from the little sewing room...on the upcoming snow storm...



Well, call me Jewel (my mother).  The fudge is made and all the bird feeders are full but not a flake of snow has fallen.  I've been from window to window watching, waiting.  It would not surprise me one bit if we didn't see the first flake of snow.  It has happened before, just this way in the 1990's.  Snow and ice predicted. Warnings, warnings, warnings! So I call my boss in Raleigh.  Sir, surely I cannot strike off toward Raleigh, 45 miles away, alone, when blizzard conditions could begin at any moment! :( Not to worry, he said.  Stay put and be safe.  Well, not one drop of anything fell from the sky that day! Not one drop!

You folks should have seen our local noon news.  Reporters are positioned from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina, waiting for that first snow flake.  State trucks loaded with salt brine, like Army tanks in a war zone, lined up, motors humming, ready to pull out with the first sighting of snow.  

Businesses have closed or, are closing early, same thing for the schools!  Reporting from the east coast we hear that Wilmington is a ghost town...no one on the streets.  People hunkered down, waiting.  But what if it don't snow!!! :)

Lucky Poppy!  His days off this week are today and tomorrow.  Poppy says the store will be "blown out" by the time he goes back to work on Thursday!  Panicked shoppers, pushing and shoving, hoarding and stocking up on groceries in case we are snowed in for more than one day!  But what if we starve!!!

I need to hush and stop making fun!  I am as bad as any other southerner...probably worse!

Bickett knows that Poppy does not like cat hair.  That's why he spends the day lounging on Poppy's side of the bed...

Is that Poppy I hear coming to the computer! Will he will be angry?




Nah, he's okay!



Me and Poppy are buds!

Better get busy.  I am headed out for one last round to check the animal's feed and water before we get snowed in.

Thank you for visiting. :) (I may be eating crow later).

Love,
Henny Penny

20 comments:

  1. If you need tips on surviving the 'Big One'..I'm your gal (wink!).
    Jane x

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    1. Jane, you would be first I would turn to. :) If anyone has the experience, it is you! Thanks! We got three inches after all!

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  2. I did the same thing and it started snowing around 6:00 oclock. It has been tiny little flakes. I will take some pictures and write about it tomorrow.

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    1. Hey, I can't wait to hear how much snow you all got. It didn't turn out to be all that was predicted, did it?

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  3. Well, it is true that the weather channel people do have to have something dramatic to talk about and keep their audience entertained with so it could turn out to be much ado about nothing.

    Stay warm and dry! Watch those wind chills, bundle up!

    Victoria in Indiana

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    1. I do appreciate the weather people. It irritates me that they get everybody excited and waiting for a big snow, especially the children, and then, oh well, it didn't do what we thought! :) My husband told me yesterday that I needed to chill out. :) We don't have a lot of snow here, so I get all excited too.

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  4. Mom, it did snow! It's really snowing here now (or was the last time I looked out) and the schools are closed tomorrow. I laughed reading your post. What if we starve?? That's what I want to know. I bought a lot of food today, but what if it's not enough????? I love you!! Your gur.

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    1. Love you too Lynn! No danger of me and Poppy starving! I've eaten enough to keep me warm for a while!

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  5. Hey, I have a quick question I wanted to ask you about your blog, do you think you could send me an email when you get this? Thanks! Tiffany
    tpham(at)dropcam(dot)com

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  6. Crow and snow ice cream! Hope the storm misses you.

    I stayed stocked all the time. I could live for weeks without leaving the house. Raised by Depression Era parents was a good thing.

    Thanks for stopping by. I could not reply to your email. It has no address.

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    1. Gail, thank you for your comment! I love reading your blog. I don't understand about my email (I am not much of a computer person!) Guess I need to call on my daughter again for help! :) Thanks!

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  7. Hope you are enjoying that snow and don't starve to death. We are above zero today so I am doing a happy dance:)

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    1. Aren't we a crazy bunch down here? Above zero! I still don't know how you do it! :)

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  8. Dear Henny,
    Haha Bickett! Murphy must have a law that the more a person dreads cat hair, the likelier the cat is to be attracted to that exact spot. Aren't pets so fun?!
    Mmmm, fudge. Have you ever poured fudge over popcorn? My Grammy used to do that. She'd pop a big 'ole bowl of popcorn, then make fudge and pour some of it over the popcorn. The rest went in a little star shaped pan. It was extra good like that. I still make it from time to time. Not long ago I saw some for sale that had been commercially prepared. It was called, 'Moose Munch'.

    Good job getting the hatches battened down!

    Love,
    Jen

    P.S. I am sure that the birds appreciate you filling the feeders before the storm. Bless you...

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    1. Jen, We had "Moose Munch" at Christmas. A gift from Poppy's daughter in Missouri. It was sooo good. I would never have thought of pouring fudge over popcorn. Now I need to try that. What I really need to do is get back on a healthy diet! :) I have been out of control since Christmas! Love, Henny

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  9. That's a pretty quilt Bickett is sleeping on. Did you make it?

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    1. Thank you! My mother made that quilt. I believe that was the last one she made. I should probably put it away, but I love things out to enjoy and appreciate. :)

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  10. Thank you! My Mother made that quilt. I believe it was the last one she made. I probably should put it away, but I love things out to enjoy and appreciate. :)

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  11. Hey Henny! Here you go... -1 degree and 3 inch snow, all we got here! It is breath taking cold, but icy. Guess what? I am looking at the seed catalog .. wishing for spring. Send me some fudge... I will have to roll thru the door then.. Stay warm, love Terry

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