Friday, December 28, 2012

Blink and you've missed it...





Well, Christmas has come and gone. Just that fast. I got an awesome present. A nasty, gross, disgusting cold.


I'm feeling better, pretty rough around the edges, but better.

But, I feel like I missed the whole holiday.

I was here but fuzzy.

I barely remembered to take a few photos of present opening on Tuesday. Dinner and dessert were mostly taste-less. And my joy at surprising my husband and son with presents they didn't know about wasn't as much fun when I felt like shit.

Luckily, in my family, we believe in the 'more is more' policy. Why have one Christmas when you can have 'MORE' than one Christmas?

Well, we are supposed to have 'Elevenses' on Saturday but it may have to be slightly postponed due to a storm that is coming with another 1-3 inches of snow to go with the few inches of snow and ice we got on Wednesday.

Now, I live in NY. Snow is completely normal. I was raised here. I learned to drive here. Everyone, like me, should be able to drive like human beings in the snow.

But, every year there is a whole section of the population that have a complete meltdown at the first sign of a snowflake.

You've seen them. They hear a storm is coming and they can't stop talking about it. They question everyone around them about how much accumulation we might get, should they leave earlier, will everything close?

They flock to the food stores and fill their shopping carts to the brim in case they get 'snowed in' for more than a day.

They run to the home stores and buy out all the shovels and sand and ice melt. (My husband and I always wonder what they did with last years shovel?)

When they're on the road and it's flurrying they drive ten miles under the speed limit.

They hit a slippery spot and they overcompensate to the 'enth' degree and put their car in a ditch.

OR, they drive their four-wheel drive vehicle like a battle tank and forget that ice doesn't care they have four-wheel drive and they put their SUV in a ditch.

These people we try to avoid at all costs. They will ruin your day. They will try to hit your car. They will cause long lines of traffic when they put their vehicle sideways or stop in the middle of a snowy hill.

It's just better to stay home and wait for the tow truck drivers to remove all the idiots off the road before we come out.

So, maybe we have 'Second' Christmas next weekend.

How was your holiday? Did you get what you asked Santa for?

Ever been on the road with similar crazy people?

Excited for any College Bowl Games?


  1. I was sick all Christmas too!! A nasty cold and flu bug. Bah Humbug. We hope to make up for the holidays over New Year's. Here's hoping!

    Happy New Year to you!

  2. You are SO right Heather! It's the other ID-10-Ts on the road that may keep us home this weekend. I know we could make it up on Sat. if it were just us on the road, but don't want the hubby stressing all day about having to drive back. We'll see if we can work something out.

    What was your favorite present (so far....cause I haven't given you mine....) this year? :-D

    Love you - see you soon - glad you're feeling better.

  3. You just described the people who live in my state! They shut down schools here if there is a hint of snow. No one knows how to drive on it. And you should see it when a hurricane is coming. People, what will you do with all of that milk should the power go out?
    Sorry you felt crappy for Christmas. I'd say spread it out over the next three weekends, just to be sure.

  4. Where I live, regular rainy drizzle messes up traffic. :/ I think you shouldn't be able to get your driver's license until you prove yourself on an icy slope. My daughter is a new driver - and seems a little overly confident about driving to work today.

  5. OMG I think you described the first snow everywhere cuz people do exactly that here where I live, too. I'm like, hello? Did we not do this last year, people?

    Hope you're feeling fine for your second Christmas :)

  6. My husband and I both had the flu this week. We each get sick like once every 4-5 years, and it had to be Christmas week.

    No one knows how to drive on snow here either. NM was a little better, but then you got those 4WD drivers who thought they were invincible. And yes, they end up in the ditch same as everyone else.

  7. haha...I remember these people well from when I lived up North. It was crazy. EVERY year they acted like it had NEVER snowed before.

    So sorry you were sick for Christmas!! That sucks. Hope you have a better one for you "second" Christmas!!

  8. I feel like I missed Christmas too, but 'cause I was sick...oh, sick in the *head*, sure, but not cough-sneeze sick.

    Yeah, I just heard about the expected storm area (southern westchester county) is supposed to get the bulk of it from about 9am to 12pm tomorrow. Or it's gonna pour down all day, i dunno, I zone out when the meteorologist yaks on about other places of no concern to myself. Also, about last year's shovel? I don't think you really want to know... ;-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  9. It's nice to know I'm not alone out there! People are just crazy!

    Thanks for coming by everyone!


  10. Haha! That sounds like everyday life around here. And that's just in the rain. When it snows? Fuggedaboutit! I live up on a hill, 0 to 800 feet high in less than a mile. Talk about stranded cars. Oyveh!

    Anyway, I'm sorry to hear you were sick for Christmas. What a drag. I hope your good by NYE. Happy New Year!


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