The Bad: Two holiday packages have not arrived. This is a big deal because Father-In-Law is coming to our house for “Christmas”. He normally spends it with his San Diego son’s, but they are unavailable. Father-In-Law is very Catholic. Our secular version of Christmas is not what I feel comfortable sharing with a Catholic. I will do my best.
The Ugly: I am going to try to drive today. Why is this ugly? I grew up in Southern California, a place where there was no need to learn to drive in the snow. I moved to Seattle, a place where there was no need to drive in the snow. What is outside right now? Snow. What has been outside for over a week? Snow.
Now, I do not REALLY need to go out. We have food, wine, batteries and fire wood. But there are a few things I had planned to pick up last week. You know, after the snow melted? The snow is still here, and there is more on the way and I want candles, oil to fry doughnuts, Ibarra and soy milk. I also want to make a trip to the bookshop. None of this is that important, unless you add to it the fact that I have not left the house for 5 days!!
Cross your fingers.