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And How Is Your Winter Going?

Published January 9, 2015 by Angela

Mine; not so great. At least not today. I had to take a vacation day from work because as I was cleaning off my car after work yesterday, my driver’s side windshield wiper broke. Clean off. 50 MPH winds, white-outs, and I am holding one of my wipers in my hand.

I am in Muskegon. Living this close to the lake is a blessing in Summer, and a curse in Winter.

I am in Muskegon. Living this close to the lake is a blessing in Summer, and a curse in Winter.

I found someone inside to zip-tie it back on so I could at least attempt to get home. Which was a ride from Hell. I was afraid to use the wipers, for fear it would break off while I was on the road. I got to the nearest auto-parts store, bought new wipers, and was told they could not install them for me. He really wished he could, but it was against company policy.

So by now I am only to the half-way point of getting home, am in tears, and still need to stop to get milk and cat food. I was going to leave work at 11am to beat the storm, and knew I would regret it once I didn’t. Thankfully, the wiper did indeed break off before I got on the road, or who knows what would have happened.

So we are still under a winter storm warning in West Michigan until 4pm today, and it is still snowing out. My new wipers will get put on this afternoon, but with the amount of snow still coming down, I have no intentions of going anywhere today, either.

Now that my “workday” is officially half over, I have still not done a single constructive thing. And probably won’t. I know the fact that I have lived in Michigan for my entire 42+ years means I really should not complain about winter, but I hate it. I hate it more every single year than I did the year before.

Are you caught in this winter storm as well? My girls have not had school for 2 days now, and are on the verge of getting cabin fever, already. What are you doing to pass the time?

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Barely Into Day 3 of 2015, and I’ve Lost My Motivation!

Published January 3, 2015 by Angela

This is my last full day of my Christmas break without my girls, as they are coming home tomorrow morning. I had a very long day yesterday which included lots of traveling to see my Granny who is in a nursing home and suffering from dementia (she had no clue who I was, but I was so happy to see her, even though it broke my heart to see her like that).

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I also made a pit-stop to my parents, who were fighting like normal, and also why I have not had an overnight visit with them in over 3 years. They have been married over 51 years, but to keep a very long story short, my Mom has numerous issues that have alienated her 4 children, husband, and brother from her. Alcoholism plus mental illness does not a loving mother make. What is does make, however, is a Mother who sees no problem with calling her own children, and grandchildren, horrible names that I would not even think about typing out. And that’s just how she starts a visit off; then it goes downhill from there.

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I got to spend some time with my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew as well as my aunt and uncle. My busy schedule limits my being able to make these road trips to visit, so I was grateful to be able to do so yesterday.

And now there is a storm bearing down on Michigan, and pretty much the entire Eastern side of the U.S. It is still only snow right now (I am in West Michigan, less than 10 minutes from Lake Michigan) but will be turning to rain and freezing rain, and doing that and snowing at least until next Friday.

So I got the groceries I needed before my girls come home, and I really need to get the Christmas tree taken down. I’m pretty sure that will not be happening today. Besides that, I have a couple book reviews to get written and posted, two books to finish, and a cat that is in desperate need of some serious ear scratching since I left him alone more in the past 24 hours than I have ever left him in the 7 months I have had him.

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Are you in the line of some of this horrible weather moving across the country? How are you going to spend your time? Wishing you warmth and happiness whether you are going out to enjoy it, or staying in to avoid it!