Snow and angels


My deficit of sleep and surplus of emotion have left me with a raging case of stress acne.  Just in time for Christmas!

This Christmas Eve morning finds me in Kansas City, having driven out of Nashville yesterday without crying a single tear.  Scrape a face off Mt. Rushmore to make room for mine – I’m hard as stone.  Actually, I think I’m just tired of crying.  I’ve cried a lot these past few weeks in anticipation of this move – because as convinced I am that it’s the right decision, it still hurts my heart like whoa.

The plan is to continue on to Colorado today.  There’s a blizzard stretching all along I-70, growing progressively worse the further west you go.  So all that “I’ll be home for Christmas” talk?  Might be IN YOUR DREAMS, sucker.

But if the past is any indication, there are angels that fly with my Honda.  May it be so today – and for you, too, if you’re traveling.  Merry Christmas!



  1. kimberly on December 24, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    I hate stress acne. seriously? I’m 27? and it still happens? LAME.

  2. Brooke on December 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Safe travels, dearest Annie!
    Merry Christmas!!

  3. Mary on December 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    I am thinking of and praying for you, my love.

    Merry Merry Christmas.

  4. Laura on December 24, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Watch out for I-70, it’s bad news right now. Can’t wait for you to live in Colorado again!

  5. Sarah on December 24, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Merry Christmas, Annie!

  6. Greta on December 24, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Drive safe!! Love you friend.

  7. Tad on December 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Merry Christmas Annie!!

  8. becca on December 24, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    i have plenty of acne to go around as well right now. everyone will know we are related!

  9. Katherine on December 24, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Praying for your safe travel! Merry Christmas Annie Parsons!

  10. Whitney on December 24, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Oh my. That blizzard is all down 35 too…I got to push a car on the highway that got stuck in the snow. So, I pray your travels are more successful than mine were!

  11. FW on December 24, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    Safe travels, Annie

  12. Whitney on December 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    I’m glad you made it safe.

    I am indeed with my family. There is a great blessing in that. Of course, there were a few moments where we were certain about even getting off the highway. Like when I had to push my sister’s dodge nissan while on 35 so it wouldn’t get high centered.

    Slightly annoying, but soon it will be a great story.

    Merry Christmas, Annie.

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