Thursday, December 13, 2007

Slip Slidding Away

Hey Yall! First of all.....I am sitting here watching the Real Housewives of Orange County. People! Get a life! Yet, I still sit here and watch it......

We got some more snow this afternoon. I had headed out to the post office, Fed Ex, Goodwill (of course!) and then Walmart. After going to the post office and Fed Ex, I realized I should have done ALL my shopping on free shipping sites! That little realization will be filed away for next year. I almost didn't go in Goodwill, but I am glad I did! I found 5 bottle brush Christmas trees! They were in a bag together with some other things that I don't want and will donate back. The bag was a whopping 99 cents! I also found a box of Shiny Brite ornaments that were pink! 59 cents! The bottle brush bag also had some glittered snowflakes in white, gold and purple. I did great for less than 2 dollars. Then.....on the Walmart. I didn't want to, but I had to. We had a couple of gifts to buy for from the Wish Tree at Dick's office. And Walmart was the place I needed to get all these things from, plus I had a couple of food things to get. I do not want to go back in there again until after New Years. Too many people! Every check out was open and backed up into the store. It took forever to check out. And then.....when I got to the door to go out, it had started to snow while I was shopping and the parking lot was covered and my car was covered and I started to panic a little bit! I don't mind driving in the snow in Dick's truck. But I have never driven my car in the snow. I fishtailed twice before even getting out of the parking lot! That only added to my anxiety. So I drove very slow out of Auburn and towards home. Once I turned off the highway, I panicked again. The roads are up hill then down hill. And the road was covered with snow. Again, I took it slow. I did fine until I was coming down the hill to turn into the neighborhood. I was going very, very slow, but I must have hit some ice or something and turned sideways on the road. There was a truck behind me that slowed also and thank goodness no one was coming from the opposite direction. I got straightened out and slowly entered the neighborhood. I wish that I could go slowly to our house, but you have to get a good start there to be able to make it up the hill. Last week, I started spinning halfway up and had to back down and get a running start. I will be a pro at all this before long. Or else I won't leave the house. I may stay home tomorrow. Hmmmmmmm.

It just hit me a little while ago that next week is when the "children" come home! I need to make a good grocery list so I won't have to go while they are here. I plan to make some casseroles and freeze them. And we have some sweets we need to make. I should be making that list instead of blogging, but you know who my loyalty is to.......

My eye lids are getting heavy so I better go and head to bed. I will talk to you tomorrow! Tootles!

5 comments:

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Be careful driving...driving is the downside to snow. Had many slide eventes when I lived there. Free shipping on the internet is a lifesaver, I am still using it. So glad you babes coming home. They driving or flying?

Yvonne said...

Weee!!! Let it Snow! I want some of that here! Thanks for your loyalty to us bloggers that stop by - we are glad that we are somewhere near the top of your list....we are....near the top of your list.....aren't we???

A Jackson Thing said...

Whoa momma! Please be careful. I think it's time to discuss the option of you switching to a moped. You can suit up in an eskimo-ish outfit and skip away whenever the need calls. Dad can rig up a basket on the front for you to transport all the little goodies found at goodwill.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Jamie.....BE CAREFUL! oh....we are getting some precipitation...only ours is liquid. But we will take it anyway we can get it! It has been WAY TOO LONG! Let it RAIN, let it RAIN, let it RAIN!
Elaine

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my gosh, i would die if i had to drive in that! i shutter just to think about it... be careful.

smiles, bee