Saturday, February 18, 2006

Good Saturday morning, friends!

Alas, the world outside is white, and it's that "bad" white -- sleet and ice. It's bad enough that it's canceled my plans for the day. My singles group was going to go to some galleries in The Paseo District of Oklahoma City, have lunch at Gallileo's, then spend the afternoon at the Oklahoma History Center. It's a trip I've been planning for a month and a half.

Alas, we're frail folks. Rather, we're too smart to risk property damage and injuries going outside today. So we are all staying home, trying to stay warm and finding other things to amuse ourselves.

I'll sit here and pity anyone who has to go outside and I know there are plenty of folks who have to. I'm doing you a favor by staying out of your way today. This will make your life safer, trust me. I've never, ever been afraid of going out in any kind of weather -- until this year. I have an 11-year-old car that I can't afford to replace, so I've become ferociously protective of it. And if I can get out of driving in bad weather, I will.

It'll be an adventure here at home. Since I also don't want to get out to go to the grocery store, I'll be using my pantry to create whatever meals I have this weekend. I have several options but we'll see what I come up with. Stay tuned!

The dress code today is thick socks, sweat pants, a thermal undershirt and a heavy fleece top.

If it's like this tomorrow, I'll skip church. I hate that, but sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do.

I've got my knitting and several books to keep me company. My office is clean, so I can move to another room if the Tidy Bug strikes. (Vietnam Veterans will be picking up a load of cast-offs on Tuesday. They come regularly every 6 weeks.)

And so there's the report from the home front today. I hope you are staying warm and safe. Make it a great weekend for yourself!


Erudite Redneck said...

Sounds like a fine, homey weekend to me! I went as far as the college and back today, is all.

FrenziedFeline said...

Sounds like a heavenly day. I'll take almost anything as an excuse to stay home and cocoon. :)

Genevieve said...

We have been inside all weekend here in Kentucky too. I thought we'd have to get out today, but after our event for this afternoon was cancelled, we decided to skip church this morning. Too much ice on the roads. And it's snowing again.