January 11, 2011

I just don't get it

I've lived in Maine almost 6 years and in New England for 12 and you would think each new snow storm is the first one that's ever happened in the history of the state.  I swear the minute forecasters start spewing their speculation on how much snow is coming, people go crazy.  Maybe it's a reverse form of snow blindness - pre-storm blindness.  People, we've had snow before - and LOTS of it.  We know how to handle it, we have the equipment to handle it and it's freaking January in Maine.  CALM DOWN!!!

Okay, I'm off my soapbox for the moment but really, it's so strange to me how people who've lived here all their lives start panicking at the mention of a potential snowfall of a pretty good size.  We're forecasted to get 8-12 which really isn't that much - and I was born in Florida people!!!  I heard a funny saying today from my boss who had someone say it to her - how the mention of snow seems to make people crave french toast because they all run to the grocery stores to buy bread, milk and eggs.  I found that quite funny and scarily true.  That is one place I avoid like the plague when people get their snow storm crazy on.

Okay, I'm really off my soapbox and onto a tiny bit of stitching.  This year I'm in an ornament kit exchange with a small email group I belong to.  This is the third year they've done it but the first time I've participated.  Each of us picks a Christmas ornament, stitches it up and then creates a kit for everyone else in the group.  We send along the pattern, the fabric and the necessary floss to complete the ornament.  This year there are 11 of us total so I will get 10 little kits, one per month, that if I'm really diligent, I can stitch up as they come and have lots of wonderful ornies ready for next Christmas.  We are also doing one for the Halloween ornies for the first time too.












For my ornie, I chose the Stained Glass Pine from the 2010 JCS ornie issue.  This is how far I've gotten at this point - I just started it last night.  I don't have to mail until the fall but I am such a procrastinator that I wanted to get started early so I can get my kits put together in advanced.

7 comments:

sophanne said...

I love that stitched tree- beautiful.

re snow- I think the advent of the weather channel has something to do with it- constant access to how bad it's going to be and constant reminders leads to increased panic. (and I've never been one of those "blame it on the media" types.)

sophanne said...

also - fat lot of good those eggs are going to do you when the power goes out and you can't cook them. They should buy ice cream and milk. At least then you can have milkshakes.

dragonxser said...

funny, we have the same people living here in Alberta, Canada! LOL! Loooove that ornament!

dragonxser said...

funny, we have the same people living here in Alberta, Canada! LOL! Loooove that ornament!

riona said...

Most folks around here add toilet tissue to their panic shopping list. I am another who doesn't shop before a storm ... but if I did, my list would include English muffins, my favorite cookies, bananas and other fruits, and some high-end chocolates. That's what I would need to survuive a heavy snowfall ... cozy foods to go with pot after pot of tea freshly brewed from one of the ten loose-leaf varieties or blends I keep on hand.

mainely stitching said...

Yep, I don't get it either. Like everyone is running around with JUST enough food in the house to get through one day, so they need to quickly run out and get more to last them an extra day? It's strange.

Lucy said...

I love the French Toast thing...LOL