Well, I just got through perusing the Jackson & Perkins Holiday Gift catalog...'Start NOW!!' 'Get these amaryllis while you can!' 'Time is running out!'
I saw a Christmas tree in a store window this morning on the way to work...which one? I can't tell, because it was foggy as all get-out; in fact, I drove slowly through the nearby school zone, in case anyone was crossing the street; conquered that, then was coming to the stop sign, which wasn't there! Why? Because I wasn't AT THE STOP SIGN YET!
Ooookay, I was saying, 'Carole, you're a goofball!' and at the stop, turned right. Then, driving down the street, I missed the street to the left where I was to turn...'Geez!' (check the mirror, back up!) turn left, head down the street which makes a jog to the left, and I avoid all the cars parked there (thankfully), and am thinking, 'There's sure an awful lot OF CARS PARKED down here-what's going on-a convention?!'--when WHAT!??
the street ends!
it's the end of a CUL-DE-SAC!!
where am I? I have not a CLUE! In my sleep-deprived-foggy mind, I realize I am lost, and 30-seconds ago, I was fine.
How weird and scary, and it's the start of a panic attack.
okay-- backtrack--keep breathing--drive back out the way I came.
At the end of the street, do I go left or right? 50-50 chance (it's like the box of crayons--but that's another story.). i turn left, and go about 50 feet, and there's another street...hoping it's Willow Lake Road, I chance it, and suddenly things are more familiar, although I still can't see worth beans.
How weird to be lost like that. Fog should be outlawed! OR--let's just have a day where we all drive with our eyes closed! (I personally love this idea, and the images of it)
Folks, this is just the beginning, and I work by a river. I wonder if I can put little/big red reflectors on the street signs, so I can find my way 'home'! (you can call me
I haven't even taken you on a drive through the snow with me yet. Oooooohh, I am SO NOT READY FOR WINTER!