Debbie and Maverick ducked into the local Wal-Mart on Friday afternoon to pick up groceries for the weekend. Debbie wanted me to stop and pick up a few more of the heavier supplies on my way home and some medication that the pharmacist had to prepare for Maverick. As I pulled into the WM parking lot about 5:30 Friday evening it looked like the whole town was having some kind of event there.
As I fought my way through the crowds I thought maybe there was a book signing going on and was looking for someone like, Dave Ramsey, Mike Huckabee, or Max Lucado. Not seeing any of those I grabbed the only cart left (left front wheel was locked up) and headed through the store. Soon I saw exactly why people were in the store - a snowstorm was coming. Apparently they were thinking this storm might keep them marooned at home for a month. Items were flying off the shelves like crazy!
As I took inventory I noticed the "hot" items for a snowstorm:
bread, milk, soda pop, beer, chips, Rotel canned tomatoes and Velveeta cheese.
So, it is evident we do not worry about a balanced diet during times of bad weather.
I picked up some bottled water, and yes, soda, bread and Maverick's Medicine. I waited 20 minutes to check out and came home. We have been holed up all day watching it snow upwards to 10 inches here on the pond.
It is in the 30s and melting even now and tomorrow's high is to be in the 50s so we should see it melt as quickly as it collected. I am pretty sure the billions of calories consumed this weekend will not melt off so quickly.