Perhaps I should have saved my use of “maelstrom” until today. I used it on Wednesday and was talking about the disorganization in my home and my life. Now there is the hurricane called Sandy that’s supposed to be heading our way. I suppose I should be glad that I can now use this word with authority having actually looked it up!
This is what the storm is supposed to look like…
To me it looks a little like an oyster…or a great big ear! Yes…that’s little New Jersey right there in the middle, looks like we’re Sandy’s favorite. She’s coming to visit.
I’m not trying to make fun of the storm. They…the people who know much more about weather than I…are telling us it will be bad. Frakenstorm they’re saying….Storm of the Century. As I say, I’m not really trying to make light of it, but it’s a little difficult to take it seriously when EVERY storm, be it hurricane, or thunderstorm or snow storm seems to be touted as the Storm of the Century.
Last storm, I dutifully filled my tub with water…only raised the water bill! I stocked up on bread and milk, etc. Had all of that left over.
Perhaps it’s because the weather smarties need to feel needed. There is an entire cable network devoted to weather…I guess they have to fill their time somehow.
I haven’t done much in consideration of the impending onslaught. I got gas in the car. I needed to do that anyway. I’m going to the produce market today, but again, only because I need to it regardless of the storm. Actually, just Going to the produce market on the weekend is like taking your life in your hands, so I guess I’m being brave.
We’ll be going out to dinner tonight to celebrate our grandson’s 18th birthday. That’s much more fun to think about than any storm. I don’t even know when Sandy’s supposed to come to town, so I’m not sure if I should be worried about going out. Anyway, it’s the old “what does a vegetarian eat at a steak house” scenario, so I’ll be thinking about that! 😉
I don’t need one more thing to worry about, one more thing to tax my nerves. My plan is to make soup, drink tea and read! That’ll keep me busy.
As for the Weather Channel smarties…When it’s all over and I’ve survived the storm, I’ll get to ask them the question that one of their commercials used to ask a few years back…”Who Looks Ridiculous, Now?!”
Happy Sunday! Stay out of the Maelstrom!