Sometimes a snowstorm has a silver lining. Sometimes….though not always.
The past two days, our area has had snow, wind and cold. They tell us that we have anywhere from eight to ten inches of snow on the ground in our area. I believe them! I shoveled a trail for the girls today so they could get from their coop, to an open front shed where they love to take dust baths.
For the last couple days the weathermen had been warning us that this system was going to be coming through. Yesterday morning we decided we should believe them and did some prep work in anticipation of the storm.
We filled buckets with corn so I can easily get to them for feeding the chickens. My husband made sure we had adequate wood for the wood stove. We also always fill gallon jugs with water just in case the electric would happen to go out. The pump in our well will not function without electricity.
My husband had things in his pickup he needed for these tasks. While he was digging behind the pickup seat he started to laugh and shake his head. I asked what he was laughing about and in response he reached behind the seat and pulled out a box…..the missing candy canes!!!!
For those of you who have been reading my blog you may remember the post I did on the Missing Candy Canes. In that post I told you I was very sure we would find those candy canes at some odd random moment. Yesterday was that odd random moment.
Perhaps I should try pawn this one off to brilliant planning. That somehow we just knew they should stay back there till there was a snowstorm. You know……just in case we were stranded in the middle of nowhere and we needed to have emergency rations? Maybe we should just shove them back behind the seat…..just in case.
I am afraid if we chose that plan we would probably never find them again. ( Kind of like lightening striking twice in the same place.) I think perhaps we should just eat them and enjoy them before they become really old. Is there an expiration date on candy canes?
I am just happy we found them. I was beginning to doubt I had ever purchased them. I was also starting to think they had maybe not made it into our grocery bag? My faith in our minds has been restored. (Big sigh of relief!)
What have you been searching for? What have you put in such a safe place that you cannot find it? Does it make you little bonkers wondering about that item? I have a feeling I am not alone in this. At least I hope I am not alone in that…..it is always more comforting to have company with stuff like that.
“The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness.
Good thing we have other people to help us remember.”
― Vera Nazarian,