How to Survive a Blizzard

I am not sure how many of my readers and followers have been through a blizzard but I can attest that they suck.

A blizzard is characterized as snow falling, or whipping snow for a duration of 3 hours or more.

Right now, I am going on hour 5…so I am hunkered down for the day. Luckily I have the ability to work from home.

Here is how I prepare and survive a blizzard:

Coffee:

 

I need coffee during the week.  I surprisingly do not drink coffee on weekends unless I had a rough night before. So I need to have coffee.   Since I am a New Englander, my coffee is iced. However, if I am staying home, I will drink hot coffee.  So my first necessity when going through a blizzard is coffee.

Slippers: 

Rarely do I ever get cold.  I am not one of those girls who complains about being cold, or is cold all the time.  I am a furnace so if I am cold for some terrible reason, it is strange to me, so I need a comfortable and cozy pair of slippers.  Obviously since I am not going anywhere all day, I am dressing for nobody…These slippers are from DressBarn as part of their holiday collection.  They’re SO comfortable and very warm!

Fully Charged External Battery: 

I was never part of the girl scouts, but I like to think that I can be prepared for most situations, blizzards included. I am from Maine so I am no stranger to snow, sleet, freezing rain and a general nor’easter.  So one thing that I always have is a backup external charger, fully charged so if my power goes out and my phone is half dead, I have a way to charge it and ensure I can contact someone in an emergency…like not having anymore coffee in the house.  The photo is of a charger called “pocket juice” you can buy at BestBuy for $20.00

Comfort Food: 

If I know I am going to have to stay inside all day, I need to be prepared to be munching all day long. At work I don’t have time to do that, but if I am home? All bets are off, I am raiding my pantry.  Mostly I have something a-brew in my Crock Pot like chicken and dumplings, beef stew, chili, or some kind of chowder or soup. I also need the basic food items of salty, savory, spicy and sweet…because if  craving comes along and the weather outside is frightful, I need to make sure my ass is covered.

Candles:

This is a no-brainer right? If it gets to be 6-7pm and the power is still out, it is nice to have at least some light!  It also helps that the light is also aromatic 😉

The storm should be done in a few hours so I will continue to drink my coffee and wait it out…at some point I guess I am going to have to clean my car off and shovel myself out of here.

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