We just returned from attempting to go to a therapy visit. We cleaned all the snow off the car, warmed it up, and ventured out into traffic of shoppers and people driving to family gatherings. When we reached the office, there was a sign on the door that the office was closed from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3rd. The door was locked, and the doorbell did not produce anyone. After we got home the therapist called to say we "just missed her" and that she put a note on the door to ring for admittance. Too late for us, we went back home and weren't about to venture out again. This would have been the 4th visit with this therapist, and I can already see we will have problems. I am rarely/never late, and I think she should have arrived at least 15 minutes before our appointment. A big waste of makeup today!
The snowfall predicted for overnight didn't materialize here, we had only about 2 inches. What is falling now is more like rainy mist, and the snow is disappearing. So much for the 6-8 inches forecast. Not that I am complaining; once both son and daughter are home for the holiday (this afternoon) I don't care what it does outside, we have all we need through the weekend at least. And no, I won't be going shopping on Black Friday, big crowds make me panicky and I like to shop online and just wait for the delivery. It is much simpler to do that now, when there are only the four of us, than it would be to wander the mall searching for inspiration.
The horses are inside the barn for the next couple of days. The footing outside is far too slippery for them, when they leap and buck and run after being in for a day or two. I have a photo of Blondie and Willie running in hock-deep snow, back when they were young and sure-footed. It is one of my favorite photos. Now Blondie is gone, and Willie and his sister Maybe are senior citizens. I don't know what we did when we only had the little wooden barn, open on one side, but the big barn, with hot water, lights, heated water buckets, in the winter and fans in every stall and in the end of the barn roof, automatic fly sprays, every summer, all of this is a dream come true. Best of all is that it is all paid for.
Bumper sticker for the day: "IRS: We've got what it takes to take what you've got."