Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ho Hum

We are having a very very very quiet Christmas here. We were supposed to get a huge storm moving in late yesterday and then rain all day today, but like many of our weather forecasts, the big one has not really happened. We didn't go over the mountains yesterday for the annual family holiday extravangaza because we were afraid we might not make it back over the mountains last night. Every year when it snows in the mountains here, you see news reports of stranded travelers sitting in their cars in a long line of other cars all being forced to turn around at the base of the mountains. I didn't want to be on the news so we played it safe and stayed home.

We did go out to dinner last night, to The Roadhouse, where I had salmon and a baked sweet potato-yum yum. Then we watched a movie (from the comfort of our new sofa!) and then to bed. We took a walk this morning over to gaze upon the great empty parking lots in the shopping center nearby and noticed a bunch of cars over by the IHOP. Is the IHOP open today? Nope, but Starbucks was, so we got a coffee and walked back home before it started sprinkling again. It was really windy so we got to watch shopping carts being pushed all over the empty lots by the wind. How exciting.

It felt almost like we were the last survivors on earth, walking along the empty streets and parking lots, just the stray car here and there, and one other couple out walking, braving the huge storm with us.

So, soup is cooking for lunch and a roast is in the crockpot for dinner, and the cats are once again all snoozing on the bed. I'm sure after lunch Keith will be joining the cats in a little nap.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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