Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Race is On, Cleon!!!

So you've probably all heard about Winter Storm Cleon. Well...guess where Mr. Cleon will be depositing a half inch of solid ice? That's right....Central Arkansas. Not the fun, fluffy snow. The ice. The downed trees. And worst of all....the power outages. :( We have been through that a time or two and it is NO FUN. So imagine my delight when I saw this lovely image on The Weather Channel today.
The forecast is so bad that they actually called off school for Friday at 2:45 this afternoon. Never in my 20 years of teaching has that happened. Much less in December. It's all just crazy. AND...the highs won't be above freezing until the first part of next week.
So today has basically felt like a race against the clock. The ice is supposed to start later on tonight, and I wanted to get in one last gym workout if I'm going to be cooped up in the house for a few days. So I got there as fast as I could after school and banged it out. Now I'm at home and I'm doing every load of laundry we have, and cleaning the house like a madwoman.
Every cliche you've ever heard about Southerners and ice/snow is true. There is not a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread to be had in this entire town. Or a gas powered generator! John and I are well-stocked on groceries. I've got the necessities for all of our favorites....Poppyseed Chicken, Chili, Sloppy Joe Casserole, you name it. BUT if we don't have any power to cook, it won't matter anyway.
I hope I can post a weigh-in on Saturday, but just in case I cannot...the news is positive. I am down a pound and a half since last Saturday morning.
I hope everyone is safe and warm! Thanks for reading!


  1. Good Luck with the storm... Grat job getting your work out in before it hit :)

  2. Thanks! I'm definitely counting it as a victory considering that at any other point in my life, I would've been racing to the grocery store to get baking supplies! :)