....furnace of heat! NO!.....
It is having to drive the mustang, though a snowstorm,
over and over and over and over and over again... for
all of eternity.... while the car slides.... and the roads
suck... and the speed limit goes no higher than 30 miles an
hour, for single lane traffic..... inches an hour....
.....getting nowhere.... first time in a long time, where
I actually miss having my gas guzzlin SUV....
At least there is a warm boy waiting for me
in Cleveland - yup - at least there is that.
Matt and I almost died last night. Went to pick him up from work around 1am, right after closing - Since it was not snowing or hailing or sleeting (a rare happening here in NY for January) - Was driving as I always do on the highway, which is faster than I should. One second.... we are slowing down for the on-ramp - Next thing I know, the car is out of control, skidding on black ice, gaining speed, heading directly towards a very large metal pole - not just any very large metal pole, this pole meant business. It was threatening to: Total my car, flip us over, or perhaps a bit of both. Matt and I braced ourselves for impact while I pumped the breaks, white knuckled, cranking the wheel as far as it would go - Did not matter, nothing mattered. We were gaining speed.... skidding..... Totally helpless.... headed straight towards this giant looming pole...
And then - somehow, someway - we shimmied off the road, into a puff of white powdery snow, missing that deadly death pipe by approximately three inches. After the cops showed up - I took out my video camera and filmed those three inches for a good 10 minutes..... Triple A saved Matt and I, yet again. The car seems to be running fine and although shook up, Matt and I are in good working order as well.
So there is the 'action' for this blog..... Now s’pose you allow me to be boring, generic for a moment?….Christmas went well. Santa visited the cabin. Seems, he too, shops at Amazon.com for the holidays! Got all kinds of fun dickery-doos! Including a point-and-shoot-digital camera! Santa also picked up a few dozen new Oprah books and a bunch of tea related things. Also want to mention here, that I received a bunch of things from you guys! PD bought me all the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which I have become hopelessly addicted to…. I seriously shut my life down for a full five days, reading till 5am, totally junked out on vampire sex and Trueblood. There is nothing that I appreciate more than a novel that can create a world, full of magic, that runs parallel to my own – allowing me to get lost for awhile. Harry Potter was that way, Lord of the Rings was that way, Golden Compass was that way. Mattias sent me this really beautiful CD in Norwegian that I have been listening to all week (thank you, M!)
Never had the chance to wish all of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! This was the first year, in my waking memory, in which I did not celebrate. I did not even watch the ball drop .... I just sat on my deck and watched the snow fall silently in the front yard. There is something about being quiet, while the rest of the world was so loud - It has been a long time since I have felt that peaceful.
Photos top to bottom: Fire-y Furnace, Matt and I at Song Mountain ski-lodge stoking the fire after Christmas, my friend AJ came to visit, Little Kitty is so cute, Matt again having deep thoughts over a fireplace.