SURPRISE !!!! Yup--more snow. Sigh...and it really is this color out there. And it's dreary and it's cold and it's going to add another layer to the road travel fun by dumping some freezing rain on us too.
I had hoped to get out a little today, but it ain't happening. The Irishman says the road (last night) is still as bad as ever, and you can't tell that they've even done anything out there. The boy came home yesterday after a foray into town and said that though the main roads are good, 3/4 of Detour (our road) is still iced over and at some places is only open 1 car width. If you meet somebody on the road, one of you will have to back up enough to get off the road somewhere.
Well then. I stopped writing at around 2:30 PM and went back to the bedroom to do something and was suddenly overcome with a fatigue so great I lay down on the bed and fell immediately asleep. LOL I slept until 5 o'clock and then only woke up because my phone went off. And I had me some tremulous dreams...the Irishman, (who, btw, looked like Matthew McConaghey) was working out, some kind of crazy routine that was taking him all over the place. I could never catch up to him. When I finally did, it dawned on me that he was getting fit so that he could run away from me. (?? Dream Reasoning?). I was very sad, and he yelled at me to go in the bathroom and bring out his contacts. (He doesn't wear glasses or contacts). I said-that makes no sense, what are you doing? And it just kept getting crazier from there. He brother came in the house and told me I needed to let him go, that he had important things to do. I said--what kind of things? and he said -secret things. I said, I don't want him doing secret things, and he told me it was out of my hands. That I needed to stay back and out of the way. Of course, I refused to do any such thing. And we had 2 young kids, and I kept thinking, he can't leave me with these kids, I'll leave him first. And I kept crying and asking him why he was doing this, and he got a very kind look on his face and said what? Why am I doing what ?
And then the phone woke me up. I felt very discombobulated for about an hour after I got out of bed. Very strange...
And the exciting news of the day is:
My Vitamix arrived today !!!!!!!! The poor UPS man could barely get his truck up our driveway. This baby is a thing of beauty...the cookbook that came with it is an elegant publication, on thick glossy paper, hardback...I haven't used it yet, but first thing tomorrow morning, I'm gonna fire that mother up ! Smoothies for breakfast! I'm giddy as all get out. The Irishman is very impressed with it...the weight of it, the size of the motor, the 7 year warranty. He grinned and said, hey--I did good ! lol
The cold seems to be abating...it hit the low 30's today. It isn't raining (yet) and so maybe I can get out tomorrow. I do need to pick up a few groceries...mostly fresh greens and such. And Aldi's is now carrying a bunch of organic produce, so I'll check them out too. I'll definitely be getting some pineapples and bananas and avocados from them. My honey said the roads were better this evening coming home, so...maybe I can get out. We'll see.
Alrighty...it's midnight and I am winding down. A few more things to do and then I'll be hitting the hay. It's been a long day here on Honeysuckle Hill...time for rest...