Showing posts from December, 2017

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men....

This weekend was planned out to the minute. Yesterday, I was going to finish my Christmas Shopping, go grocery shopping for the Big Day, do tons of laundry, and generally get as much done as possible. Today, I was going to travel up to Stowe to work a shift at my old Wellness Center and maybe on the way home pick up any last minute items I might need. Tomorrow - Christmas Eve - was all about the pre-bake. Hauling out serving dishes, finishing up the tidying, waiting for my Mom to arrive.

Yesterday, Mother Nature told me in no uncertain terms that my plans were laughable.

We're in the middle of a 2-day weather event, which started yesterday with about 8 inches of snow, making travel of any kind unwise. Today, we're getting a mix of sleet, ice, rain, freezing rain and snow, which makes travel of any kind pretty stupid. So, no last minute shopping for me today or tomorrow. No shift in Stowe.

Still had plenty of laundry to do, though.

I can't complain too much though. I've…

December Marches On

I have a new car. It looks....exactly like the old one. Only an ugly shade of green. The other cars I test drove were a shiny dark blue. One of them looked like the interior of a space ship. This one does....not. It is pretty much exactly the same car, only a couple years younger. She doesn't have a name yet, but I'm sure that will come with time. We're still getting to know each other, after all.

Now that I've got a car I don't mind zipping around town in, I've been doing just that. Best Guy and I spent some time Christmas shopping this past weekend. Although, I'll be honest. For the first time in my life I've bought the majority of my gifts online. I prefer to buy locally whenever I can, and I enjoy the process of going to stores and seeing what jumps out and says "I'd be perfect for so-and-so!" But this year I'm really struggling to find the time.

I'm also struggling to find the time to get a head start of Christmas Day prep. I&…