Hi Meltingpot Readers,
For those of you on the East coast, I hope you’ve hunkered down and gotten hurricane ready. I know I have. But I must be honest. I’ve never really had to get ‘hurricane ready’ before and I fear I may be doing it wrong. But, here’s what I’ve done to prepare for Sandy’s wrath.
1. Made spicy turkey and wild rice soup from scratch.
2. Planned a taco fiesta dinner for tonight as we wait for Sandy to hit hard.
3. Checked out Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghesse from the library. It’s a big, long juicy read in case we’re stuck indoors for a long time.
4. Purchased a tray of bottled water, juice boxes and freeze-dried apples in case we have to live in our basement for a while.
5. Cleaned my bathroom. I don’t know why. I just thought being hurricane ready required clean toilets.
6. Charged my phone and computer.
7. Dug out all of the candles in my emergency junk drawer only to realize I have candles decorating my house already in practically every room.
8. Went back to the store and bought more food, just in case. This time it was boxes of sardines, green bananas, and peanut butter cookies for the children.
9. Washed a lot of dirty clothes because folding laundry calms my nerves and you can do it in the dark in case of a power outage.
10. Plucked all of the veggies from our tiny garden patch in the backyard lest they be blown to kingdom come. Fried green tomatoes sound perfect for a storm.
What about you dear readers in Sandy’s path? What are you doing to get ready? Please share so we might all make sure we’re doing the right things. I’m listening.