Saturday, August 27, 2011

Into the Storm…



It has started to rain here and the evacuations keep on comin’. 

Luckily, we live in an area that is fairly high above sea level, so we are relatively safe, unlike several areas in Brooklyn, Hoboken, outer Manhattan, and the like.

Ironically, those places are considered more hip and desirable than where we live (well, they just are, actually), but WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?! 

. Ahem.

So I have been spending most of the morning getting geared up.

And by geared up I mean that I have made blueberry muffins, bread, and I have BBQ chicken simmering on the stove for dinner. 

I’m telling you- all this storm talk is enough to make a housewife like me run around baking all day, throwing everything into a crazy carb-loaded stockpile.

I should throw on an apron and say, “Well, family, Ma is preparin’ for a HURRICANE!”

What was that Brian?  I have been saying that all day? And I am wearing an apron?

Well, a natural disaster is no reason to lose ones sparkle.

It is also not a time for diets.

Which is why I have these babies about ready to go into the oven.


Why cinnamon rolls at a time like this,  Caitlin?  You may ask.

Well, are they cinnamon rolls, or are they little swirly hurricanes?…


Huh? huh?  Do you see them? Huh?

I may not be taking this seriously enough.

It’s my first hurricane you know!  (Squeal of fear and excitement!).


See you on the other side…


T Rex Mom said...

I sense your humor is a way of making up for the fear? I was terrified the first time I went through a hurricane. The wind and cracking trees was the most scary for me. I was about 8 years old so maybe it seemed worse than it really was.

Oh, I do remember my mom filling the bath tub with water as there was a big fear of the water supply being broken. Just a thought. It might not be for drinking but comes in handy for flushing toilets and bathing.

Hang tight. But prepare the boys for the wind. I know if it were coming here I would have to prep Thomas for the wind as it can be terrifying to little ones.

Cinnamon rolls - cleaver. And sounds like you are going to eat good for a few days at least.

I cannot wait for the rest of the tale. Here's hoping the power is not out too long so you can be back online telling us about it soon!

suzy said...

ha!!!!!!!! cinnamon roll hurricanes... how fitting! :)

ter@waaoms said...

you're crazy, but we heart you. :)

Jen said...

I think this is a perfect way to hang out during a hurricane.

Caitlin said...

stay safe! eat those cinnamon hurricanes!

Jenners said...

Why didn't I think to make hurricane cinnamon buns? I'm so dumb!

Rachel said...

Mmmm, looks really good. I love preparing for a storm. A few things on the must list, laundry must be done, emergency candles, and good comfortable food baby!!!