Storm Preperation


Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.

I’m using:

run ~ lantern ~ storm ~ create ~ eat ~ now

They were submitted by: 

Must we seriously have Christmas decorations out in stores before Halloween every ended??? It’s so annoying. Every time I go into a store with AJ he kept asking about buying something Christmas. My response is that I refuse to acknowledge that the products are even out yet. I got a few chuckles from other moms.

I want to run up and down the aisles knocking every item off the shelf. Imagine how fun and liberating that would be. I can dream, can’t I?


Right now, besides trying to get ready mentally and physically for the holidays, I need to start prepping for the cold weather. We need to stock up on basics incase a storm ensues and we are out of, God forbid, bread and milk,  What would we eat?????? shrieks in terror.


Sorry, I couldn’t t help it. Though it’s good to have the basics during the months of possible snow storms. I try to create a pantry of peanut butter, jelly, bread, crackers, protein bars. I also like to have hummus, cheese, crackers, tuna fish, and lots milk. I should start preppingh now as you never know when I storm might hit. Tony is the one who preps all the safety items, flashlights, candles, and lanterns.

 Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

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Storm Preperation — 4 Comments

  1. I like to have a full pantry for the winter too. I used to panic every time a big storm was forecast and would run out to the store. Often it wouldn’t come. Now I keep the pantry stocked and I don’t have to worry about it.

  2. Although I like all things Christmas, during the months of Sept and Oct I successfully ignore the displays in the stores.

    Come Nov though, specifically Nov 10 – that’s when Starbucks’ red cups were being used for the first time this season, plus it was a cold, ugly, rainy day, I’m getting in the spirit, and I start to enjoy whatever is out there. Also, I’ll take anything to light up my spirits after this election. Don’t remind me. Disaster.

    I don’t buy, though. I’m not allowed to buy any more decoration items!!! Says who? Even myself… I have to start thinking about spots to sit in for the Elf, and stuff to use for the advent calendar. Oh, I wanted to look up something in regard to this. I’m gonna do that RIGHT NOW.

    Have a nice weekend!

    PS: Do you guys get snowed in usually?

  3. IT irks me no end to have Christmas elbow to elbow with Halloween. Come on people. Choose one! And I’m looking at the forecast of snow, snow and snow and thinking what you’re thinking. Yikes!

Would love to read your thoughts