Icy roads expected
As the solstice approaches, winter is upon us. Saturday's weather forecast suggested we might have freezing rain on Monday. On Sunday, a winter weather advisory was issued for Monday and Monday night.
I was supposed to work from 10:30 am to 6:15 pm today. As I was ready to walk out the door, a manager from my store called and begged to change my schedule to 2:30 pm to 10:15 pm. A co-worker has cancelled. She drives about 20 miles to work and she is afraid the roads will be bad tonight.
I reluctantly agreed, though I live nearly as far from work as the other woman does, and my roads are not nearly as well-traveled. Furthermore, I have to be back at work early in the morning. There is no justice in this, and I probably won't even get a thank-you, but I guess I'll survive.
I'm feeling cranky -- have you noticed? Little things on the radio are irritating me. For example:
- The Pajama-grams commercial -- are men so easily manipulated by fantasies? I suppose they are.
- Are there really people who would pay to have stars named after them?
- Anyone who says "incentivize" a dozen times in 30 seconds should have shoes thrown at them.
On the bright side, I have plenty of time before work today to take Grandma's box of Christmas candy to the UPS store. I'll even have time to go to the antique store to look for one of Isaac's Christmas presents. (No, I can't tell you what it is. Isaac does read the blog.)
I hope my northern readers have been able to stay inside and avoid the sub-zero wind chills today, and I hope my northeastern readers have electrical power, or at least, reasonable hope of power restoration soon.
And I hope all of you are giving the weather the respect and caution it demands. If you don't have a winter survival kit in your car, please assemble one that's appropriate for the potential dangers you face on your roads.
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