This is the first time in a very long time that I'm not participating in Thursday Thirteen, but I'm just not feeling it today. I'll be back next week with a End of Year themed TT.
With Christmas right around the corner, I took the day off work today so I could do some last minute running around. BUT, as fate would have it, I live in New England. What this means, of course, is that it is SNOWING like you wouldn't believe out there today. AGAIN. They're saying 6 to 10 inches by the time it's all said and done.
Look, I know many of you (especially those of you who don't live anywhere near snow conditions) will say "OH, but how nice, you'l have a White Christmas". LISTEN...we're going to have a white Christmas, alright? We've already got MOUNDS of snow out there from the last TWO storms last week. PLENTY of snow. We REALLY didn't need anymore. We especially didn't need anymore today, since I need to drive all over the place to run my errands. Really, seriously...we have enough.
But, such is life. So I find myself instead wasting time on the internet, debating on when to head out into the storm. Because yes folks, I'm still going out there, it's just a question of when. Sigh...
Let's move on...today is my baby brother's birthday. Toay he turns 24, but to me, he'll always be my baby brother. I've written some about my brother here (and I could have sworn somewhere else too, but I can't find it now). Because he is 9 years younger than me, we've always had an interesting dynamic to our relationship. I'm his older sister but also very maternal toward him, and lately, as he's matured, we're becoming friends in a whole new way. He's grown into an exceptional young man, and I hope he knows (I know he knows) how proud of him I am.
From my little guy that I used to wrap in a blanket and carry around the house on my shoulder, to a guy who carried a television into my house last week, my baby bro is all grown up.
The family will head out for dinner to celebrate, so I'll get to tell him Happy Birthday in person (which is good, because he doesn't read my blog), but Happy Birthday Shortstuff!!!
I'm off to battle the elements and run my errands. Come back tomorrow for Follow-Up Friday when I tell you all about the house I featured in my Wordless Wednesday yesterday.