bluiis: (Happy Days)

   The first is in the hospital recovering from injuries.

   See, this is the thing.  I didn't really learn to drive till I was married; therefore, the car still scares me.  And I hate to drive.  Even just going to the post office is a dreaded chore.  And see, we moved to a tourist town, so traffic is crazy.  I moved from Florida, so I thought I knew crazy drivers.  Nope.  They got nothin' on these drivers!  And the traffic is weird.  You don't get convenient breaks in traffic in which to dart out.  No, you'll be clear on one side, and not on the other, or the cars'll come along with just little enought space that you can't pull out without danger to you or someone else.

   But you also can't sit there forever, so you have to pull out.  I finally did and cut someone off.  He honked at me.  Really, I would have had enough room, but he was going faster than he should have.  Scared me, though!

   Then, on the way home, some guy had to swerve to get around a parked car on the side of the road, so I swerved accordingly.  Almost took out a telephone pole.  That's one I won't be telling Jon about. ;)  See, I'm really bad a judging distance, so I'm sure I swerved a little much.  But I'm stressed when I drive, and if Jill's screaming, add that to the mix.  Then you have other crazy drivers.  Argh!  If only I had a horse and buggy!  Those are the days I was meant for.

   We've had a good day.  Jill took an extremely short nap, so she's been easily irritated today, but nothing I can't handle.  Much better than the past two days.  On the way back from Hannaford, she fell asleep, so she's napping right now.  Ahh, sweet peace.  I just hope she wakes up before the sun goes down (it starts to get dark around four here because of the surrounding mountains), because I promised we'd go outside and play with her trike.  I want to get outside before the sunny weather disappears.

   I can't believe that in five days it'll be Thanksgiving!  I'm so excited.  Evan will be with us (Jon's brother), and I know he'll enjoy it.  He works at a tavern, and I know he'll welcome the home-cooked food.  We have a huge turkey!  Ginny wanted a 16-18 lb turkey, and the closest I could find was just under 15 lbs, so I hope she'll be happy.  That sucker'll feed us for another year to come!  We're going to have that, stuffing, green bean casserole (blech!!), marshmallow-topped yams, pumpkin pie, apple pie (if Jon'll make it--yummy-yum!), egg nog, and sparkling cider.  Also whatever Evan brings from the tavern.  Oh, yeah, and we're going to make appetizers to eat around five.  And we're having crescent rolls!  Mmm, my tummy's already growling!  Those poor pilgrims, having to eat the little the earth had yielded to them.  But then again, they didn't have to drive, so maybe it wasn't so bad...

   I have got to make more LJ friends.  So next time I read someone else's comments to another journal (if I like what I see), I'm going to try to befriend that person.  See, I'm shy around people I don't know, but I can do it.  I never know what to say or how to act.  Grr...

   Anyway, my back is yacking at me, so I'll sign off for now!

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   I would have written about the snow last night, but my computer was being extremely slow.  So I waited till this morning.

   It's beautiful.  Of course, snow always is.  I finally got to throw the kitties in snow as I've been promising to do to them.  Okay, we didn't actually throw them, we just kind of tossed them, but still.  Anyway, it was funny to watch them step and fall through (it's about an inch).  They were pretty good sports about it, and afterwards, Pickles turned into Super Kitty, so she must not have minded too much.

   So is Elmo overdone to anyone else?  Sesame Street used to be about Big Bird and his friends; Elmo only became the craze because of that one fateful Christmas several years ago.  And now it seems as though SS runs around Elmo.

   We had so much fun yesterday!  We went to a place that Joy (the pastor's wife) recommended called The Little Red Wagon.  It's a consignment store, mostly for children.  But they also have stuff for expectant mommies and regular grown-ups.  Jon's mom got a really nice new wool coat (she's wanted one for a long time).  I got a bunch of skirts and a couple dresses for Jill.  We also got her another pair of black dress shoes.  She has wide feet, so we always have to buy a size up in dress shoes.  We got her snow pants, a thick winter coat, and an adorable two pointed hat with tassles.  She looks adorable!

   That afternoon we left Jill with Ginny and (finally) organized our storage unit.  Now everything is much better organized, and we were able to get some much-needed stuff out.  Then we drove over Hurricane Mountan Road, a road that goes right over a mountain and closes in the winter.  Halfway up, we stopped and just took a walk together.  It was nice to have some time alone together.  But it was so cold, and we finally found out why when we got home.  That's when it started to snow.

   Later we went to church and on the way home, we slid off the road b/c Jon shifted (accidently) into first while we were going downhill.  But we got out of the ditch okay.  It snowed for a long time more, and when we woke up, we were in a white wonderland.  (I know it's cliched, but c'mon--it's true!)

   So now I must go.  I haven't had breakfast and I'm starving!

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