We went out of town to visit my hubby's parents and celebrate my birthday, and then got trapped by a winter storm. There are jackknifed semi trucks, closed roads and no travel is recommended. Lucky for us, we're at a great motel that gave us a drastically discounted rate. We're down the street from thrift stores and even got to go to the mall with some friends who live nearby. Grandma and Grandpa brought the Christmas presents they've been holding onto since we couldn't come up for Christmas, so we have books and toys and all sorts of fun stuff. I'm having a lovely extended birthday! See you soon!