Assuming, of course, that the snow doesn’t melt away today. It’s Christmas Eve morning, and John and I are sitting at the kitchen counter in his parents’ house in PA. John’s dad is sitting at the desk in the kitchen, and the three of us are ignoring each other in favor of our laptops. John is working (let this be a lesson to you all: work sucks), and I just applied for two jobs (required for unemployment). Emily and I went for a jog with Mabel this morning, John went for a jog by himself, Molly slept in, and Pat went to work at an absurdly early hour. I was awake then, too, because I blocked her in last night and she had to wake us up so we could move the car. She’s on her way home now.
We decided to use a pet-sitting service instead of the kennel this year. We’re a little nervous about leaving the dogs loose in the house for so many days, but the sitters have five different ways of getting in touch with us, so we should find out pretty quickly if disaster strikes.
I’m just babbling now. The plan for the day (since no one has any emergency shopping to do – a first!) is to go to the mall (outdoor mall) to soak up the Christmas ambience and then maybe go to a movie. After breakfast, I hope, ’cause I’m getting hungry!