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I feel fine

Well, it’s already tomorrow somewhere, so it looks like the end of the world as we know it didn’t happen as theorized today. And, in the immortal words of REM, I feel fine.

 

Evidently God has other plans. What a concept.

Anyways, yesterday DH and I drove down to Raleigh to spend the weekend with his side of his family. His sister couldn’t go in for Christmas Day, either, so their parents drove out to meet both of us on the east coast. We’ve been looking forward to it as our main celebration for the season.

We almost didn’t make it down last night. I got home early, and we hoped to leave early to avoid some of the worst of traffic. However, a couple of items we ordered around Thanksgiving finally decided to ship, and the delivery was inconveniently scheduled for yesterday, supposedly by 4:30 p.m. We couldn’t just leave stuff sitting on our porch for three days, or it would undoubtedly get stolen. We thought 4:30 would still be acceptable.

Three hours later, our packages still hadn’t showed up. We had been staring out the front window waiting for the FedEx truck for hours, occasionally checking the porch in case we somehow missed a big white truck roaring by. Nothing. However, when we re-loaded the tracking website for the eighth time, it suddenly showed they had been allegedly “delivered.” This was obviously not the case, but at least something had happened. We called FedEx to try to figure out what was going on, but there was general confusion about what had happened. At that point, however, it was do or die. If we didn’t leave right then, it would be too late to drive down that night, but we would have been disappointed to miss a few hours with our already limited time down there. We decided we had done everything within our due diligence to take care of the issue that night. FedEx said they’d look into it and hold them if they had them, so there didn’t seem to be any reason to stay.

We drove through the remnants of “Snowmygoodness” that had afflicted the Midwest the day before, making for a slightly damp drive, but it wasn’t too bad. We got in around 12:30 a.m. and promptly went to bed.

Today, I had lunch with my good friend from college who also lives in the area. I probably hadn’t seen her in eight years or more…for shame! We had a yummy lunch, went to a couple of yarn stores in the area, and drove by the townhouse she and her husband are buying. I’m really glad we were able to get together between our holiday schedules.

My other BFF from college lives in Raleigh, too, but she will be traveling until Christmas Day after we leave. Fortunately, being relatively close now, we should be able to make trips to visit some of our favorite people now. Of course, we aren’t able to see our other favorite people since we moved away from them, so I guess it balances out.

So, we’re having a good time going into the final stretch into Christmas. I hope you also have a wonderful Christmas, wherever you are and whomever you are with.

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