Helllooooo long lost friends! I know I've been away for a while, but hopefully you were all as consumed with your respective Thanksgiving weekends as I was and didn't even notice. We had an amazing weekend home and got to spend time with B's family, my extended family, and some mutual friends - it was great. I'm a little thrown that it's already December 1st though, despite all of my early shopping and wrapping, there seems to be so much more to do.
We were treated to a typical December evening last night when our 3 hour drive home took over 4 hours thanks to some lovely NY weather. If you live anywhere near here or in a snowy climate of your own, you'll recall with vivid memories what it's like to drive in the pitch black at 40 mph with icy slush all around you, accidents on either side of the road, and the permanent pit in your stomach. B was a champion though - if I were alone I think I would have wimped out and stayed another night with our family.
One thing that made the first part significantly worse was our terrible windshield. It seemed to have some kind of film on the outside that wiper fluid wasn't getting off. It was creating a terrible reflection and made it impossible to see out the window. We got the idea to stop at a truck stop and buy some Rain-X and the experience was so transforming that B asked me to rave about it today so you'll all go out and buy some for yourself.
I swear to god it was better than the commercials. It was a miracle! We were driving in the pouring rain in the dark and literally weren't using our windshield wipers because it was completely unnecessary. I'm telling you, the stuff is magic. Go buy some!
As for the rest of the week, we're leaving Thursday for our early Christmas out west and will be gone for a week. I'll wait until we get back to post about the trip, but I'll keep up with the daily cookies. As you can see below, it's cookie time!