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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Survival Food

I don't know what happened to me today between my drive from home to the many stores I had to search through for water but somehow the items listed on many a website from some expert in emergency preparedness went right out the window. When the items I purchased started going across the conveyor belt it looked like I was getting ready for a tailgate party, not a hurricane. I mean who goes to the grocery store for water, toilet paper, batteries and ice and comes home with 3 cases of Coke Zero, 1 case of Coke, 1 of those new 1.25 liters of Coke Zero (It makes me laugh when I see myself or someone else drink straight from it. I picture a brown paper bag around it and call it a 40.), bag of UTZ pretzels, bags of UTZ honey bbq chips and sour cream & onion chips, Tostitos Hint of Lime and Artisan Garlic & Black Bean tortilla chips, verde salsa, Sandies cookies (2 varieties), 3 different flavors of organic lemonade & a bag of Three Musketeers?! That would be me!!! Really, the only thing missing to make this an official tailgate party was a keg and Chris's famous wings. Darn, why didn't I pick up the ingredients for those?! They are super yum!

This is what I call surviving!!! Most of it couldn't fit into the picture :-) We are set!!!

Seriously though, I did find the water (after several stores and phone calls to/from Chris and friends), the toilet paper, the batteries and the ice (I even bought dry ice)...I wouldn't mess around with keeping my family safe. I guess after the earthquake we had on Tuesday and this huge storm barreling down on us I needed to make light of the situation so I wouldn't fall apart. The earthquake reminded me in just a matter of seconds that we are not the ones in control (as much as we like to think we are). Hurricane Irene is another huge reminder right on it's heels.

So, take stock and remind everyone important to you that you are grateful to have them in your life! 

To all of my family and friends...I am so thankful to have all of you to share my life, love and laughter with!!!

Please be safe everyone! If I don't post for a while...lets just hope it is because of a power outage.

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At August 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM , Blogger joybeth said...

Ok now I know we were meant to be friends, my shopping trip consisted of, 2 cases of coke, 3 cases of water, 3 bags of chips, salsa (mango lime), skittles, reese's pieces (my favorite), crab dip, pop corn, and chili dog makings (not sure that was a smart move...) Oh and not to forget Land shark beer and pina colada mix!!!

 
At August 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be safe and enjoy all the goodies! You ROCK!!!

 
At August 29, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Jon said...

Looks like your 40 didn't all make it home from the store. Maybe about 32?

 
At September 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Joy, We were destined to be friends! From the first moment I met you it felt like we had known each other forever and you make me crack up!
Much love!

 
At September 5, 2011 at 10:41 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Anonymous, Thanks for the comment! YOU ROCK TOO!!!

 

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