I'm feeling like crap, so excuse my overly pleasant demeanor. I'm trying to trick myself into thinking I feel well :)
TEN and I went to the grocery store last night. NOT because it is supposed to snow 2 feet today/tomorrow, but because it was my regular grocery night.
When we arrived there were ZERO shopping carts inside, outside, randomly floating around the store. None. So, TEN went back outside and wrangled one from someone. Anyway, we proceeded to spend about 3 hours in the grocery store because it was mobbed with those types that say "oh my gosh. it's going to snow! i won't be able to leave the house for a year. i need to buy 54 batteries, 6 flashlights, 18 gallons of milk, etc" It's like they really think they will never be able to leave their homes again. Sheesh. Annoying. I think that somehow their manic shopping behavior rubbed off on us though, as I promptly spent $260. What?!?!? I know. I haven't a clue what I bought. Hmmm....
Anyway, it took another hour to get through the check out line, and by that point I was about to gnaw my arm off. I am usually a rather chipper person, but last night I was starting to feel bad and very hungry. That combo is not a good one, and TEN had to run to the deli to get something for us to eat the moment we got home because I couldn't even make a decision about what I wanted at that point. I was OVER IT.
Now the house is full of food. The wine cellar is stocked. And most importantly, of course, Louis has a new red raincoat to wear in the snow:
He's not particularly a fan of the hood part, but he will realize soon enough that this little "outfit" really does have a purpose. He isn't a fan of the rain, or any other such things coming from the sky that make him wet. He stands between my legs under the umbrella. I was torn between the rain coat option, or the pet umbrella option:
But, for some reason I really didn't think TEN would have agreed to walk Louis anywhere with option #2, so I went with option #1 :)
So, here I am...feeling like poo, waiting for the snow to start and being quite nervous about the fact that I haven't bought a single gift for my mother...and a few others. Christmas is just a week away! Egads. This snow is going to be fun and all, but seriously people...I wonder if my mother would be okay with the fact that she doesn't get any gifts this year due to my waiting to the last minute and it snowing?
Hmmm...I'm thinking no.