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grocery run (#330daysofbiking Day 255)

 

Tomorrow has been declared an official Snow Day – school has been cancelled, the store shelves are being ravaged of all bread, milk, lunchmeat, canned soup and peanut butter.  And yes, not a single flake of snow has yet to fall from the sky.

The local news is full of advice on “emergency preparedness” and weather alerts of impending doom  (i.e., 2-5 inches of snowfall possible).  Oh brother.

It just happened that I needed to make a normal grocery run today.  So much for timing.  We did manage to get our “emergency rations” (lol), and had a very nice ride – despite a few sidelong glances from the weather-panic-stricken.

Mostly, I am oh-so-curious to see if the snow forecast pans out….  I hope it does; my X-country skis have been begging to be pulled out of the attic, and I wouldn’t mind a repeat of snowbiking. 🙂  Keep your fingers crossed!

heading home, fully stocked

we like to wear silly hats

trying to imagine the landscape with some snow (???)

I'm not the only Nutcase around here ...

Posted by savaconta on January 9, 2011
9 Comments
  1. 01/9/2011

    Here’s hoping you get some snow!
    If you don’t you can always come up here and I’ll share some of mine with you 🙂

    • 01/9/2011

      I will, you can betcha! (Envisioning some snow-shoeing and sitting around laughing over coffee and some of your delicious treats!) Keep those snow pics coming in the meantime. 🙂

  2. 01/9/2011
    Jeff

    I’m hoping for a snow day. I want to put my snow tires on my MTB. Loads of fun. Not sure I’d bike all the way out to the county, but I might tool around town a bit.

    But, Lee rarely–if ever–closes. So, I’ll probably have Something Important to do, while my snow tires hang rusting in the garage. Sigh.

  3. 01/9/2011

    Pretty pictures!

    I’m jealous of your snow day. I miss having snow days after one flake, living in the south.

  4. 01/10/2011

    It seems like just yesterday that you were posting about how hot it was over there……let me know if the snow arrives. Whatever happens, I know you’ll make the most of it.

    I love the Nutcase helmet…..they should be paying you for promoting stuff like that.

    Darryl

  5. 01/10/2011
    Jenn

    Can’t wait to see the photos you get in all the snow today!

  6. 01/10/2011

    So did you get 2.5 inches of snow? 🙂 We got about 4-5 inches in the city of Atlanta (some parts outside the city got more), so that’s worse than 4 feet in the northern states – haha. I’m enjoying it as long as I don’t have to be out in it. Lucky for me, the university is closed. The dog isn’t so thrilled with the fact that she has to walk in this cold, wet stuff – now that we’ve had freezing rain on top of it, the snow is harder, so she tries to walk and then suddenly goes crashing through. I find it amusing, but she doesn’t so much! This will probably be enough to keep most things shut down for the rest of the week!

  7. 01/10/2011

    Up in Boston we refer to it as a “French Toast Alert” when there’s a ton of snow forecasted, triggering a run on milk, bread, and eggs at the grocery. I love that expression. 🙂
    In fact, I think we are having some big storm tomorrow.

    Love the pictures and your hat!

  8. 01/12/2011

    I hope you get some snow, and I also hope you get to go out and enjoy it! Public schools cancel easily here, but as a college student, the university almost NEVER cancels class. GRR.

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