To Stay or Not To Stay
That is the question.
We interrupt this regularly scheduled newsletter to prepare for Hurricane Ian.
Ian seems determined to target the Gulf coast of Florida this week. As I sat at my desk at 12:37 P.M. today to write to you, some rain showers had just started to fall.
A few things happen when a hurricane threatens. G fills up the car with gas. We make sure that we have jugs of water at the ready. We pack the essentials in case we have to evacuate.
And we we watch hours of The Weather Channel programming. Right now, we’re planning on staying home. By tomorrow we should be able to make more of a decision about heading inland and over to the eastern coast.
So what else am I doing between watching the weather and writing and trying not to freak out?
I’m cooking, of course.
I have a big cooler ready to stock some snacks. Milk for cereal, tossed salad and vinaigrette, yogurt and berries.
I have crackers, chips, and granola. I baked a batch of cheesecake brownies (Thank you, David Lebovitz.)
I made breakfast sandwiches for the next few days.
I made a batch of rice to have on hand. I had some homemade pesto in the fridge, so I made some pasta for an easy side dish.
Later today, I’ll make a pot of beans and roll up some burritos for another easy grab and go option in case we need it.
Otherwise, it’s a waiting game. Let’s hope by next week Ian is a distant memory.
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