Today did not go exactly as planned. I don’t know why this should surprise me. It is, after all, Christmas time, when everyone and all their brothers are out in the world, and getting in each other’s ways, and making every road a road too heavily traveled. So it took me forever to get where I was going, and once I finally got there, I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to do.
The traffic and the mobs at the stores were so bad that, if I could get away with it, I wouldn’t leave the house again until after Christmas. I can’t get away with that, though. But I can try going out only during the workday when, I hope, most of the people and their brothers will be at work!