Yesterday Was Not a Good Day

(Still in English. Blogging in Finnish will resume soon.)

I have been stuck at home for days this week. Because of the snow.

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It's awfully pretty outside, but the driving conditions are horrible. Nevertheless, we decided to do some Christmas shopping yesterday - a trip to Costco and Fred Meyer took us nearly 4 hours. The lines were longer than I've ever seen. I'm guessing everyone hit the stores since a storm front was supposed to be arriving in the afternoon. Now, I'm fairly skeptical when they say "storm". In San Diego, a light mist in the morning was considered a "storm". And in Washington, rain for more than 15 minutes is supposedly a "storm". This week, they predicted some snow in our area and it didn't arrive when they said it would, so I didn't believe them when they said we'd get some snow on Saturday evening.

Stupid me.

So, as I needed some company of my dear friend, I took our smaller car and went to see her. I noticed some light snow coming down as I got to her house, but didn't take it seriously. In two hours, however, there was nearly an inch of it on my car, so I decided to get home.

I couldn't get up the hill. In the end, I left the car there, my friend's husband took me home, and now Mr HairyFeet is mad at me for being so dumb. I'm mad at myself, too. Mad for going out on a day that didn't start too well (my wheel broke down in the middle of some vigorous spinning), mad for not taking the forecast seriously. And mad at the snow! :D

I blame cabin fever for all of this. And when I say cabin fever, I mean it. It got really, really bad, in just a few days. See what I mean:
red heartit
Yes, I bought them. With money! *sigh* So, not a good day, yesterday.

So now we're waiting for the snow to melt, which might take a while, before we can take the wee car home. I'm not going anywhere today, or tomorrow, or the day after... but I certainly won't be buying any Red Heart even if I have to stay home for days now. Instead, I think I'll browse for some cute afghan patterns :D

Let me end this post with a happier note. San tagged me for a meme so here goes.
First, the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

So six random things about me.
1. I don't like lace socks. The holes make my feet feel cold. I prefer the plain stockinette stitch socks, and wear them constantly. (Just started another pair!)
2. I am afraid of fire. I have to unplug the coffee maker every time I go out, because I don't trust electric equipment, and it might catch fire and burn down my house which is my worst nightmare. I don't know how this happened, but I remember always being afraid of fires. Not the small kind, such as in a stove or a lighter or candle, but the big kind. I have nightmares of our house burning, all the time.
3. I like cats, if they're the friendly kind, but I don't trust them. I know several really lovely cats, such as Ben (and Ben I would trust), but in general, I find them a mystery. Maybe it's because I don't understand them, but they make me slightly uncomfortable.
4. I love horses and dogs. They're beautiful (most of them), and so gentle and smart animals. I haven't met a horse (and hardly a dog) I didn't like. And the bigger the better. My dream is to one day have a draft horse and a bunch of Great Danes.
5. I am a hoarder an avid collector of stuff. I find myself collecting knitting needles and yarn and fiber and dyes and stitching supplies and beads and buttons and the like. And then I never use them, because they're so pretty. This is something I'd like to get rid of as a habit.
6. I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. No idea at all.

I won't tag anybody but do let me know if you did this meme too! I'd like to read six random things about you!

Finally, thanks for all the shawl comments! I'll try to get the pattern out by the end of the year, I should have ample time to review it in the next few days. :)


Stina said...

Hoh! Ei kannatta olla yhtaan mad. Loppu hyvin, kakki hyvin. Sittenpa vasta olis ollut nimittain tenkkapoo, jos olisit lahtenyt liukumaan tuota makea tuollaisella luistimella ja HairyFeet olis saanut tulla keraamaan sut ojan, joka ei mitenkaan vaatimaton, pohjalta! Nyt on auto turvallisesti vain kiven heiton paassa parkissa, sina yhtena kappaleena ja husbandkin oli ihan mielissaan kun tuli jotain vaihtelua normaaliin tylsaan iltaohjelmaan.

Joten lepo vain; ei me myyda teidan autoa (ellei kauhean tiukka paikka iske) ja kaikki ovat yha ehjin nahoin :D.

Mukavaa joulun odotusta!

luneray said...

Wait...You have a house full of yarn and you bought Red Heart? Are you expecting the Apocalypse? :D

Down here in Tacoma, there's about six inches of snow, plus an ice layer. I have to drive my husband to the transit center tomorrow morning and I'm not looking forward to it. Getting him there will be easy since it's all downhill. Getting myself home worries me. These are really steep hills.

Tuulia said...

luneray: I know, I know... But you see, these are desperate times! :D

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! Drive safely - I hope you get to home alright!

Emma said...

Hyvää joulua sinne meren taakse!

Mari said...

Hyvää joulua sinulle! :) Oulussa sateli eilen hiljalleen lunta ihan kuin jossain kauniissa joulusadussa, ja tänä aamuna oli sellainen maisema, että siitä puuttui enää hevonen ja reki perässä matkalla joulukirkkoon... ;) No, ehkä olisi ollut vähän hassu näky täällä kaupungissa, mutta oikein jouluinen tunnelma on ainakin täällä päin Suomea. :)

Annika said...

Merry Christmas Tuulia! I'm snowed in too. I am hoping to venture out to the grocery store this afternoon just get some food...
Please, when you are able, come over and raid my yarn supply.
See you soon -