Friday, November 23, 2007

Made it home

I don't know whether or not I should believe the meteorologists. I had heard something about snow being forecast during the break, but I guess I figured that if I didn't really believe it, that it wouldn't happen. Wrong. But first, let's talk about Thanksgiving.

Josh and I left around 5:30 on Wednesday and drove to my aunt's house which is in the mountains east of Albuquerque. We arrived around 9:00 mountain time. We visited for a bit and I started working on a scarf that I'm crocheting for my brother-in-law. I went to bed around 11:00 to a very cold room. (Something happened to the heater vent and hadn't been fixed.) I went to sleep under a sheet, comforter, and two quilts. As long as I stayed under the covers, I was fine. Unfortunately, the bed that I usually sleep in isn't very comfortable. But I just dealt with it. On Thursday, I slept in and got up around 8-something. I continued to work on the scarf and we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving parade until we got tired of listening to the cheesy announcers. Josh and I watched the episode of Chuck that I missed on Monday and that he recorded for me. I helped a little with dinner. Very little. I opened the cans of corn and put it in the microwave. I also poured the water for the instant mashed potatoes. I'm a big help. I did play bartender and made the drinks but I didn't have to do much in that respect either. I only had two glasses of wine and that's it. My brother and his family got there shortly before dinner time. Dinner was great with all my favorite Thanksgiving foods. We had turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, stuffing, salad, green bean casserole (yuck), and rolls. We had several pies for dessert, but I had two helpings of food so I passed. Around 4:00 we left to go into town to visit my sister. She had lots of dessert too, but I passed once again. Josh and I left around 7:15 to head back to my aunt's house so we could watch CSI. After that, we watched the Monday episode of Heroes. I continued to work on the scarf and I'm more than halfway done with it.

It started snowing shortly after we returned around 8:00. I went to bed around 10:30 and slept until 7:00 this morning. My aunt had wanted to go into town to do some shopping but it had snowed pretty heavily in the mountains. We decided against going into town. I started the car around 10:00 and used a broom to sweep the 5-6 inches of snow off it that had accumulated. We left around 10:30 and wasn't sure if we'd make it out the brief road from my aunt's house. It was a snow packed hill and the car just didn't want to move. I finally shifted to a lower gear and got out after a few minutes. The road to Edgewood was a bit slushy, but manageable. I thought I-40 was pretty clear, until we got to Moriarity. From there until Clines Corner the road was pretty much ice. Traffic slowed to a crawl for a couple of miles due to an accident. A pick-up truck was off the road and it's front window was smashed in. The road got a little better but still wasn't great until we got to Santa Rosa. After that, it was pretty clear. The only problem was that my windshield wipers didn't work and my windows got pretty dirty. I had to pull over three times to clean the window. We stopped in Tucumcari for lunch and made it back home by 4:00. The trip usually takes us 4 1/2 hours, but today it took 6 with a stop for lunch. But at least we're home safe. I've changed into my pajamas and I'm going to sit in my recliner the rest of the evening and just relax. Tomorrow I will start the house cleaning.

We got a little snow here, but nothing major. It barely blanketed the ground. It's cold though. I'm glad I'm not out shopping. (Not that I have any money.) I am making most of my gifts this year. I have no idea what to get Josh though. He doesn't know what he wants either. I'd like to get him his class ring, but I don't think I can swing it by Christmas. Well, I'm going to wash my comforter so I'll have it on my bed tonight. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.


mapiprincesa! said...

It is nice to read that you and yours enjoyed many blessings that abound on Thanksgiving and always. I am glad you had an enjoyable holiday...and I am SO with you on the green bean casserole! :)

Summer said...

I'm so happy that you made it home safe. I was thinking about you.