OMIGOD IT'S SNOWING! EVERYBODY PANIC!! We're in the pipeline for a winter storm which promises to drop several inches of...something. Charlotte sits right at the intersection of snow and rain around here, which usually means rain. But sometimes it means ice, black ice. Having learned to drive in the snow belt, I used to scoff at the locals for being scared of driving in the snow. But then I realized that Charlotte doesn't have the equipment to keep up with the snow, and that swinging temperatures are more dangerous than steady below-freezing. So I take it a little more seriously now. I still catch myself hollering, "Oh, come ON, it's just WET!" from time to time.
Anyway, it was snowing great juicy flakes when I left work this afternoon, but like a moron, I had to go to the grocery store (with all the other morons). We really were out of milk, honest! And since Miss Chef will have to go out in this mess tomorrow before it's finished messing, I wanted her to be able to have a nice hot bowl of oatmeal. So there I stood, with the other panic-stricken lemmings, in the slowest checkout line in the world, wishing I could just be home to play in the snow. I did, however, get sucked in by a sample offering in the back of the store---of WINE! I've never seen wine samples offered in a grocery store. I figured a nice cheap malbec would help me weather the storm. As a bonus, I got carded at checkout!
I was very excited about getting home and taking Rosie out for a snowy walk, but by the time I got there, it had stopped snowing. Figures. Good thing I had that malbec to comfort myself with. I'm hoping tomorrow to wake up to at least some white stuff on the ground. It's hard to sleep with my fingers crossed, though.
Well, I'm gonna check one more time to see if it's snowing, then I'm gonna pour another glass of wine and give Rosie some attention. Happy weekend everybody!
Some leftover Christmas decorations.
This last one is sideways...sometimes Blogger gives me fits....