We just got back Tuesday night from a 12-day trip back to Ohio, and our car was more crammed than when we actually moved here in October.
A lot of it was groceries-- I stocked up on stuff that's expensive or hard to find in New York. That included eight jars of salsa. Now I can make quesadillas whenever I want.
The car trunk also held our Christmas presents, but most of those were small. My mom gets her shopping done early. Before we knew that we were coming home, she had bought us presents she could easily ship to us.
And some things are just more convenient to bring by car-- like the computer printer I stuffed in the back seat. I didn't want to lug one home by subway.
Anyway, I had a wonderful week-and-a-half, even though it obviously went by much too quickly. We didn't get to see all the friends we had hoped, and some probably didn't even know we were in town. But I did see almost my entire family and enjoyed a traditional Friday night at the Ravari Room with Sam and Don.
The drive to Defiance wasn't so bad-- I was excited and the traffic was light (although it took us about twice as long to get out of the city as I expected do to a wrong turn or two-- I take full responsibility!). The drive back was gloomy, snowy and depressing. Skybus starts flying about an hour north of New York this month, so hopefully we won't drive to Ohio often (or ever).
I have so much to say, but I don't have the energy to sit in front of the computer any longer today. Work's been busy. Even though I've only worked two days this week, I already have nearly 20 hours. But it's a short week, and I'm not complaining.