A shot out my back door
I'm glad I woke up early today and had the opportunity to get out to the store before it got REALLY bad outside! You see, our New Year's tradition for the past few years has been to just stay home and have a seafood dinner, so normally that day I (or we) go to whatever store is having a sale on live lobsters and if we're lucky, king crab and shrimp, and we pick up what we want for dinner. Then later on, DH cooks it all up and we basically gorge ourselves on seafood and champagne. (Our DD truly has NO IDEA how lucky she is. However, believe me, DH and I still remember back when we were first married and we probably had Kraft Mac n' Cheese for our "special" dinner. Or probably we splurged and had Velveeta Shells and Cheese instead.)
Anyway, when I woke up and DH informed me we were supposed to be getting 4-6" of snow, I threw on a baseball hat and left for the store. Hannaford, to be exact. They had live lobsters (under 2 lb ones) on sale for $4.99 - SCORE! I also got king crab legs and shrimp. When I left the store I felt like I should be carrying my precious cargo in one of those Rimowa suitcases (you know - those aluminum ones that people always carry money in in the movies?). I'll try to take some pics later at our dinner. Usually we get some funny shots of the cats checking out the lobsters...
The roads weren't bad at all on the way to the store, but on the way back they were getting bad. Of course I was in my truck with four wheel drive on, so I wasn't particularly concerned, but, I got stuck between a line of cars doing 15-25mph on a road where the speed limit is normally 55mph. Oh well, I just dealt with it. When I pulled up my driveway, DH already had the garage door open so I could pull up to the new plow we FINALLY bought (it's a Snowbear plow - just a small "homeowners" type plow - but it works!). He got that all attached and ready to go (THANK YOU AGAIN JKMBA FOR HELPING DH PUT THAT ON!!!). So, basically we're ready to hunker down for the last day of 2008.
Hope you are safe and warm where you are, and I wish for you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
And thanks for spending 2008 with me! :-)