Thursday, December 20, 2007

No Thursday Thirteen Today

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 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.


qualcosa di bello said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, baby Bro!!!!

enjoy your outing in all that whiteness! i honestly don't envy you.

Rebecca said...

Well Happy Birthday to ShortStuff!!!!

Everytime I talk about moving out of So Cal, my parents laugh at me - they say I wouldn't last in a colder climate. I say, maybe I need a couple winters of dealing with snow to toughen me up. As it is, I sit in a 70* office with my space heater on 8-)

Good luck in your venture outside! :-)

Unknown said...

Even though Im back from vacation and feeling blah, I took some time to post for my friends on my wordpress blog!

! Come take a look, and visit my cruise pictures! myspace/maydakmom

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Your brother is cute! And the dog, too - way cute!

I know what you mean about the snow - I spent the entire day driving in slippery slush to get a prescription filled, something that normally would have taken two hours from leaving the house to returning. Not today. Four hours in scary driving conditions as the 'flurries' predicted for today brought traffic to a sliding crawl.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Happy Birthday to your brother!

And what a cute puppy :)