Friday, January 25, 2013

Snow what?

I have a theory about snow that I'd like to share.  I am of the belief that  the weatherman and the grocery stores are in cahoots with each other.  I think when the grocery chains need to move certain items, they call the weatherman up and ask them to predict snow so that these items move off their shelves at twice the speed of sound.

For example, have you ever noticed how when they are calling for snow, everyone runs to the store to stock up on the following items:  milk, bread, eggs, toilet paper.  My theory is that when it snows everyone must be craving French toast because of the first 3 ingredients on that list.  The need for TP is obvious, but I do wonder why everyone always buys more of it when it snows?  Do they not buy it when its sunny out?   Or is it just the fear of running low? 

I actually like to wait until after the storm to shop.  The stores are empty of crazy people in a hurry and the parking lot is easier to navigate.  I don't eat french toast that often so I do not worry they will be out of what I might need.  I'm adaptable.  I can make do with other things in a blizzard.  That's actually part of the fun, seeing what you can make out of what you might have on hand. 

Its the same way with my quilting.  Some of  my best original designs and projects have been created during wintry blasts of freezing white with things I already have on hand.  I shop in my own studio, pull out the things that might work, plan the project and start cutting and sewing.  I don't know if this is normal or not, its just how I like to work and tune out Old Man Winter blowing down the lane.


Fabriholic said...

I have to agree with you. It's actually pretty funny. They predict a dusting and everyone stocks up like they won't be able to get out of the house for 2 weeks. Personally, I would love to be snowed in for 2 weeks (as long as someone else does the shoveling). My sewing machine would get used and abused (in a good way, of course). I'm pretty sure there are a lot of quilters who feel the same way.

Fabriholic said...

It's so nice to see that someone else feels the same way. The weatherman predicts a dusting and people run to the store like maniacs. Or course they purchase snacks - who can get through a snow storm without snacks. Personally, I would love to be snowbound for 2 weeks, as long as someone else will do the shoveling. It would really give me the excuse to sit and play. There are so many unfinished projects or unstarted projects that I would love to do. And, if your notice, even the weathermen are careful. I think they're afraid to predict the snow totals. Have you notice. I'm sure that there are a lot of quilters who wouldn't mind getting snowed in. I personally know at least 10. You know who you are ladies.