The Ninth Day of Winter

It's Black Friday in the rest of the world, but there is still a good deal of white in our Friday.

SOS promises he can handle all three kids and sends me out once darkness falls to take advantage of Black Friday deals. The best one, of course, is getting to go out all by myself. I try to ignore the crunching, snapping sound of breaking ice as I pull on the car door handle.

Halfway through the night I buy myself an Icee because if I'm going to be suffering a cold headache, I might as well be making my sweet tooth happy.