As Hurricane Irene whirls her way up the eastern seaboard of the US I've been busy gathering the necessary supplies to help us weather the storm.
A good book is a must, since TV and internet may be scarce for a few days. I've been down this road before, and though we have a whole house generator for just such an occasion, invariably trees come down and service is disrupted.
Perfume is nice to have on hand, just in case you can't shower for a day or two. My Lollia "Calm" should do the trick.
And you really need cake, we all know that cake makes everything better!
Along with a good book, it's important to have a few magazines on hand.
Ok, maybe more than just a few!
Bringing in all of the garden veggies is important too, so I've harvested the ripe tomatoes and peppers and I might whip up a yummy sauce or salsa.
And of course we need tea, lots of tea! You may have noted that no alcohol is included in this "must have" hurricane ready list. I'm not irresponsible my friends, you have to keep your wits about you in a storm! I will bet donuts to dollars that someone on my street will host an impromptu hurricane party though! ;-)
If we don't lose internet due to Irene, I will also be taking the next few days to reply to the many wonderful emails I've received in the last few days...thank you to each and every one of you, many of whom brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart!
To everyone in Irene's path, let's hope she bids us goodnight and veers off to sea. But if she insists on stopping by, I hope each of you will be safe and sound!