The temperatures warmed just enough for me to borrow Christopher's car and run much needed errands on Friday. It was a win-win situation for both of us, I got the use of a car until late afternoon and he was dropped off at the door of the building which holds his (early) Friday morning class. At least his "early" class this semester is at 8:30 and not the horrid 7:30 science lab of last semester.
Is it my imagination or have grocery prices taken another quantum jump? Just seems that way after shopping Target in the morning and Wal Mart in the afternoon. It is times such as last week's bad weather when I miss having my formerly deep pantry. I used to rarely run out of anything (especially coffee!). I did have enough decaf left to make a morning pot... but it just wasn't the same. My first cup of coffee in the morning is one of life's little delights.
Speaking of delights... regarding Freddie's comment of yesterday... ROME! I'll pack and be there as soon as I can find a ship heading for Europe (having that airplane phobia that didn't get any better on my last flight into Connecticut). It sounds wonderful but alas... not in any budget this lifetime. :)
So I remain here in a very damp American Midwest, hoping the slightly warmer temperature melts all the ice on our gravel lane before more snow is expected early next week. I have two more Elisabeth Goudge books to read (in my "month of Goudge"), perhaps while the dishes are soaking in the sink and a load of laundry is washing. Well, I can't get both books read then but you know what I mean...