It’s Sunday evening, and I’m up finishing the laundry, running the crockpot and otherwise preparing for Hurricane Sandy using electricity while I still have it. I’ve filled my freezer with jugs of water (that helps everything stay frozen), popped popcorn for the next few days, and have cooked as much as we can to have ready-to-eat food when (if?) the power goes out. We’re planning for a long-term power outage, learning our lesson from this past July, just in case. We’re expecting the worst weather to hit mid-day on Monday. I hope that wherever you are, you’re safe and dry!
I’m trying to keep my anxiety under control, which is tough in situations like this. I already told the kids they’re sleeping on the floor of our room Monday night since I don’t want them near any windows. They’re thrilled to have no school today and Tuesday, and we’ll keep busy with board games, crafts, and lots of reading.
I can’t really plan the week’s worth of meals. I didn’t do a weekly grocery shop because I didn’t want to fill the fridge just to lose it to a power outage (I lost almost $200 worth of food in July). There is frozen chicken soup and other meals in the freezer that hopefully we can cook by later in the week. We have several neighbors with generators if we get really desperate.
For normal people’s meal plans, head over to Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.