Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Oscar the Grouch says "Stock Up!"

Weather.

It does a funny thing to people.  It makes people giddy, it makes people grouchy.  Take a day of sunshine and everyone is out having fun.  Throw a snow storm at them and sheer panic sets in.

What's this?  You haven't noticed? 

All one needs to do is sit back and observe!  First, the news will come on and say, "A huge snow storm is expected Wednesday and all residents are requested to stay home and off the roads."  And what's the first thing people do?  They rush off to their local stores and stock up in a feverish rush to get all the "good stuff."

You mean, stock up on food?

No.

On shovels?

No.

On new winter boots?
New snow tires?

No.  And more no.

What they do, if they are fiberholics as I am, regardless of what already may be in stock at home, is to head to their local yarn shop and stock up  -- crochet hooks, knitting needles, patterns, and yarn.  Yes, lots of yarn.  Ummm, maybe even just a bit more yarn, you know, just in case the snow doesn't melt quickly enough.

I raise my hand, guilty as charged. 

I loaded up on more yarn today to make more Rose Broaches during tomorrow's storm (and possibly the storm that may hit us this upcoming weekend).

How about you?  Do you get grouchy if you don't stock up on enough provisions to carry you through a big storm?  <<wink wink>>

1 comment:

shooser1 said...

Our "snowstorm" hit Saturday and Friday night I was out getting groceries.  I purposely went late to avoid the crowd and there were still quite a few people in the store.  Unfortunately, everything I wanted to get was sold out.  Complete bare spots on the shelves and in the meat bins.  Not even a banana in sight.  I should have tried to get to the craft store for yarn!!!  I wish I had gotten yarn!!!  Hopefully tomorrow after my doctor appointment, I can get a few skeins for my next projects.  I really hate going out into the cold with my poor circulation, but yes, I wish I'd have thought ahead!!!  BTW...www.intellicast.com is a good site for radar loops to see where storms are, how close, how fast they are moving.  Sheila