Friday, August 26, 2011

How To Eat Well...for a hurricane.

How to purchase healthy food in preparation for power outages, flooding, and no refrigeration:


Canned stuff sucks. It's gross. But my fresh veggies will go bad. So we bought canned fruit, beans, vegan soups, wheat thins, and other snick snacks I wouldn't normally eat.  Seriously....IT SUCKS.  Most of it is processed.  I was so looking forward to getting back into a routine.

Our town had a mandatory evacuation tonight. So, at 9:45pm we left Virginia & drove 5 hours to Mike's parents' house in MD. With two dogs. And two cats. And a grouchy husband. In a 2 door 2001 Honda Civic.  Also, cats don't know how to pee outside. So, out of desperation (and complete confusion as to what a hell a car is) they used the blanket that was in the back seat . Oh, and Mike's shorts. Yes, the ones that were on his body.  Seriously, Scully sat on him, got all snuggly, and then he felt that warm stream of golden glory. Poor man. Let's just say we're happy to be out of the car.  I mean, for all the chaos in the car and last minute packing, and all I get are two pee spots on two very washable items....I'll take it.

Please do us a favor & pray, think good thoughts, or shout to the weather gods above that our house isn't completely destroyed. We're almost certain it's going to flood and get damaged pretty badly from the Category 3 hurricane that will directly hit our town. Yes, directly. Like, head on, in it's path, raging, powerful, hurricane, and not to mention the countless of other areas that will be damaged (Outer Banks & other parts of NC, Virginia Beach, & some other parts of the northeastern coast).

See Virginia Beach?  See that line going across it? That's the path of Irene.  That's also my home.

Rainbows, unicorns, snuggles, vanilla candles, and tea. (Those are my happy thoughts.)
And yes, I may be overreacting, but this is my first hurricane... ever. Let me have my moment to freak out a little bit.

See you in our canoe on Monday floating down the make-shift river? I hope not.


1 comment:

  1. You might want to consider canning things like vegetarian chili and vegetable soup yourself. It'll still last a year on the shelf and is way better for you than the manufactured stuff!