It's the last weekend before Christmas and before Izzy and I head out to Albuquerque. Yikes! This'll be my weekend of pre-holiday industriousness. I need to clean the apartment so Maisie's cat sitter won't be aghast at its condition, bake cookies for friends and neighbors,* and catch up on laundry so I'll have clean clothes to pack. I think the gift shopping is under control. If this were a marathon, I'd be reminding myself to set a steady and reasonable pace, drink plenty of water, and remain calm. Good advice for most situations!
The first snowstorm of the season for our region might happen on Sunday evening, but it's sounding dubious. I suspect we're in for "wintry mix" rather than proper snow. Doesn't wintry mix sound like a much nicer thing than it really is? New speakers of the language might wonder if the term means a stylish clothing ensemble or delicious party snack. After moving to New England, I quickly realized it was a meteorologist's euphemism for big mess!
What are your plans this weekend?
(photo by Jess Kehrli Runkel, on Flickr)
* I won't be making gingerbread people, but this photo cracked me up. I thought you might enjoy a good laugh, too.