Anna Maria Locke

home for the holidays !

[pics from my road]

I finally made it back to IL and the cornfields, after one of the top 5 most stressful bad-weather-driving experiences ever (what's up, eastern blizzard)
plus a pitstop in Indiana for the annual Dutch family Christmas gathering, during which much Heineken and  cookies were consumed,
and the Christmas light palm tree my uncle built sparkled in the front yard while the real banana tree was transplanted into the bathroom for the winter.

The weather isn't too frightful yet, but tomorrow we are supposed to get freezing rain plus regular rain, to erase the little bit of snow that is on the ground.
In preparation for being iced in tomorrow, my mom and I spent approx. 4.5 hours shopping today *whew* and I almost feel ready for Christmas!