It's that time of the year again when the electric might go out or it might ice up or snow making it difficult to leave the house or, God forbid, we get the flu or a bad cold.
There's plenty of food in the house but I've added a few more items to my grocery list--jello, canned chicken broth, herbal tea, ginger ale, instant cream of wheat, oranges, bananas, berries, and oh, yes, chocolate. It's important to have emergency chocolate on hand, always.
The medicine cabinet was checked--Theraflu, Nyquil, Tylenol, Vicks vapor rub, and diabetic cough syrup. I have plenty of sugar free cough drops. John bought a case of Kleenex last fall. We've had our flu shots.
I have a stack of books to read on my nightstand along with a small flashlight with fresh batteries in case the electric goes out in the middle of the night. John has plenty of portable, battery operated lights in his shop. He checked the generator a few weeks ago and it worked fine. There's enough firewood. And a big stack of quilts.
I have knitting and quilting projects to work on and all the supplies I need. I'm making sure to keep my Ipod, Ipod-touch, netbook, and cell phone charged.
I wonder what I've forgotten?