This holiday season has been unsettling. First there was the power fiasco, then the trip to Florida, and now our New Year activities have been thrown off-kilter.
Our tradition has been to undecorate the house and the tree while watching the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl. The Rose Parade was Monday while we were driving back, so we missed it. All along the route we figured we could pick up the game on XM, or at least get home in time to view part of it. It wasn’t until late afternoon that we discovered that the game wouldn’t be broadcast the same day as the parade.
No problem. We would just undecorate on Tuesday while watching the game. The only thing is, the game wasn’t going to be on Tuesday, either, but would be an evening game on Wednesday – two whole days after the game and three days after New Year’s. Something is not right in the universe.
Speaking of not quite being back to normal, I seemed to have lost the desire to read the morning paper. This happened during the outage, when my concern was more with staying warm than with being informed. This was the first morning that I’ve sat with my coffee and the Greenville Cage Liner, but the activity seemed so banal. Maybe print is dead, but ironically, it was lack of power that killed it.