I have a new favorite grocery store. It’s the studio.
Since I got rid of the beloved yet pesky Explorer, I don’t have a four-wheel drive.
I don’t like driving on snowy icy roads in any case. I did that. I’m all done. Snowy icy road at the other farm:
I do not know how I survived. Especially that one time when I nearly ran out of aluminum foil. As God is my witness, I’ll never be aluminum foil-less again!
Okay, really, that’s not the main thing, but I am stocked up on aluminum foil and other things. I have freezers full of food (and yes, a generator to run them in a power outage or coolers to store them if it’s cold outside). And home-canning and pantries and cabinets and shelves full of food. Food is not something I’m likely to ever run out of if I don’t go to the store the entire winter. I’m not stocking up for the end of the world as we know it, though, just for a possibly snow-stuck winter in which I would prefer to have the choice of not braving the roads during bad spells. Since I have food running over here, it’s more things like toilet paper, toothpaste, and light bulbs that I was focused on. The sort of things that we in our first-world spoiled lives consider convenient comforts.
I made several trips to the store to stock up, storing things in the house and the studio, where I won’t be holding workshops again until spring. I made sure I had several of everything that seems to make life comfortable and that one doesn’t want to realize one has run out of on a snowy day.
We don’t want to go out in that, do we, Precious?
When I was all done, I realized I’d bought more of one thing that anything else.
Apparently, I think the thing I will need most to get through a snow-stuck week is not aluminum foil, after all. It’s wine.