It began snowing today and why wouldn’t it snow today with Miss Ten’s elementary school holding their annual Christmas Concert. There’s nothing quite like a car-park full of parents all attempting to leave all at once at the best of times but adding snow into the mixture is just plane cruel.
As I walked to the car I couldn’t help but notice the tree in front of the school, bereft of all sign of life except… an unkindness of ravens.
And no, my comment is not my opinion of ravens, this is simply what one calls a group of ravens. Who knew? To me they felt more like vultures, ready to devour any poor student who came running from the school, disappointed and utterly humiliated by their performance in the concert.
Fortunately this never occurred as everyone appeared to be performing the best they could with a lot, this surprisingly including the male species, actually enjoying themselves which was lovely to see.
It did however remind me of a photo I’d taken last Friday with ravens in a tree and now that I’ve downloaded it, it looks even eerier then it did that Black Friday. Let me assure you, it summed up my afternoon extraordinarily well!
Black Friday had me waiting for a parcel that I desperately needed for the following night’s band concert. A parcel yet to arrive, grrr. Anyways, I also had a lunch invite so decided I would wait until 1pm then, make some quick drop-offs, arriving in time if not for dessert, at least a coffee. Good plan huh? If only it had worked.
Whilst waiting for my non-delivery, I’d written and looked up all the addresses, listing them into an order of streets for before and after lunch. The first went well but the next was a game changer. Never do I keep the keys in the car even when I’m jumping in and out but in my haste I forgot this golden rule.
Hence whilst dropping off at the next address my car automatically locked. Yup, the car was running, the a/c was cranked to hot, the radio was blaring and there was me, on the outside looking in. Story of my life, lol!
An HOUR-plus later I was back in my car having walked home for the spare keys. So much for lunch as I only just had time to return home to meet someone who was to be dropping by but didn’t. Black Friday to the end. 😦
Anyways, as I sat in my car awaiting my “departure turn” this afternoon, I looked at the snow wondering if this snowfall would continue and… “mum, how much longer?”