Today I am getting ready for the next big winter storm to roll through Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow. According to all the news channels around here, it is going to be a doozie (doozy?). Snow, ice, even thunder and lightning. True blizzard-like conditions they say. Oh boy. I've planned a menu and made a grocery list for the next week (shopping will happen this afternoon). And since we still have two sick kiddos around here, I made a quick check of the medicine available at our house. Turns out, we need both infant and children's fever reducer. I also surveyed the diapers/wipes situation and we're good there. Oh and I'll probably stock up on toilet paper because if we are stuck in our house for a few days, that is one thing I do not want to run out of.
Now I am hoping that the power doesn't go out! With all the provisions I am making, that would be just great. Instead, I'm hoping to just hole up with my family for a few days with plenty of food and fun things to do.
Leah fell asleep on the floor by the fire this morning while coloring some pictures. She has a fever/cough/congestion. Note her pink blankies are snuggled up next to her too.
My sad, sick boy this morning. He had a 103 temp before I took this photo. I gave him some tylenol and put him in his crib where he is still sleeping as I type this post. We took him to the ER at midnight on Saturday because he had a wheezy/"barking" cough. Diagnosis: upper respiratory infection. Look at those sweet, feverish red cheeks on that boy.
How do you prepare for a winter storm?