Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful...
Well, not really. It snowed a lot yesterday but today is overcast and promising more snow in Chicago which might turn into icy rain. Today, I'm lacing up my boots to drag the kids with me to face my own personal bete noir--a trip to the mall. Yes, it's last minute Christmas shopping and like the Cage the Elephant song says, 'oh, there ain't no rest for the wicked, money don't grow on trees..." So it's off to mingle with the other rabble who also left it till the last.
I'm behind for a myriad of reasons: Spring Fling things, clueless about what gifts to buy and recuperation from a nasty bout of the flu. But there are people in the world whose circumstances are far worse than mine and two of my favorite blog sites are hosting fundraisers for Heifer International: Patrick Rothfuss (of the awesome NAME OF THE WIND fame) and agent/ author, Nathan Bransford (JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW). Heifer helps communities in so many ways, so if you have a spare nickel or two, go out and donate if you can.
Okay, enough with the procrastinating. I'm off to the mall. Wish me luck and cake.