I was griping to my mother about tomorrow's 8 a.m. final that I have to administer on the campus that's an hour away.
"8:00," I groused, "which means I have to be out by 7 but should probably leave more time since it's snowing." No morning person, I was primarily griping about the hour.
"And make sure you have a blanket in your car."
"OK." Cue eye rolling here.
"Do you have a blanket?"
"And water and maybe some trail mix? You may need the calories to keep your body temperature up."
"Put some in your car."
"OK, I'll have trail mix. But seriously? Water?"
"Just do it. Get a bottle from the garage."
Goodness. It's just a snowy day. I've done this before, multiple times over, thanks to a campus that wouldn't cancel for the apocalypse itself. Still, I suppose that tomorrow morning I will be sure to have everything on hand I may possibly need in the event of a breakdown, car-in-the-ditch, or snow-in scenario.