We’re supposed to get snow again here in Virginia this afternoon. The forecast is for 1-3 inches, which means we could get exactly that or we could get 12 inches or we could get rain.
This forecast also means that people around town are losing their shit, as we southerners do when anything frozen is in the forecast. Give us three straight weeks of 100 degree days in July and life goes on more or less as usual; however, present us with snow or ice and we run around in circles, flapping our hands, and accomplishing nothing.
After that, we all mob the grocery stores and stock up on milk, bread, and toilet paper, even if we already have fridges full of food and enough TP to supply all the bunkers of all the End of World types in Idaho. (With apologies to those people in Idaho who are not preparing for Armageddon. I realize that there are some people in your who do not stockpile guns and MRE’s.)
Today, some school systems are already closed, while others are planning to close early, including my girls’ school. They’ll be home by 12:30, which gives us all afternoon to play. I’ve already told them to be thinking of movies they want to watch. I expect that by 12:45, they’ll be jammified and popping popcorn in anticipation of their movie marathon. I’m thinking today would be perfect for them to watch the three original Star Wars movies back-to-back.
While the girls are getting their ewok love on, I plan to do some work, then hunker down on the sofa with a good book. I have a few dozen to read, plus I just got an email from the library that the copy of Gone Girl I reserved is waiting for me. And Pete is planning to pick up pizzas on his way home from work.
In the comments, I’d love for you to tell me what movie you’d watch today, what book you would read, and what tasty snacks you’d have on hand.