Let's start with some general thoughts.
First, larger vehicles usually have great tires for zippity-doo-dah-ing their way through the mess that we like to call "lake effect snow." HOWEVER, the drivers of these vehicles seem to forget that there's this little thing called Newton's Law of Inertia. Loosely paraphrased: a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. My point? Slow the heck down! For the 2nd time in 3 weeks, I have gotten stuck in a traffic jam on my way to work. The cause? Some yahoo in an SUV who thought that driving 40+ mph (in a 30 mph zone) on snow-slicked, ice-covered roads wouldn't be a problem for his big ol' manly ride. Guess he was wrong. Enough about that.
I would like to say "Congrats!" to one of my favorite designers, Elsie Flannigan. Within the last couple of weeks, her store, Red Velvet Art, celebrated it's first anniversary, she was nominated for and won an award for her blog, and she is featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Studios magazine. "Yay Elsie!!"
I love the Girl Scouts. I was even a Brownie when I was a little girl. And, I *love* Girl Scout cookies - especially the Caramel deLites (fka Samoas)! However, I think I'll just make a financial contribution next year. That's all I'm gonna say about that...
Now for the exciting news...
I'm going to apply to be a foster parent this fall. For Pet Refuge - a local nonprofit no-kill shelter. I hope to become a foster mommy to 2 cats. Pet Refuge relies soley on donations to cover their operating expenses. They do such important work, and I want to help in any way that I can. I would also like to begin volunteering there a couple of days each week starting in March. Also, because my apartment complex doesn't allow pets, I will be moving this fall. Something that I swore I'd never do unless I was moving into my own house. Oh well. I started researching apartments and kitties last night. I'm really excited!
Well, it's getting late, so I think I'm going to call it a night. I'll post more about PR and the move later this week.