I have been in a rather mad state of mind the last few days. A few nights ago my husband joined me for dinner. We met up with our friends of over 20 years. It was nice to chat & laugh. Really that is what the holidays are all about, right? Spending time with people you adore & making memories. All was fine until my husband & I walked to our SUV & found it had been broken into. We were totally stunned as we had parked in a well lit area in a decent part of town. Not only did the thieves get away with recent purchases (grrrrrrrr!) & some cash that my 12 year old had stashed in the car (unbeknownst to me), but they also took my digital slr camera with both of my lenses. I love my camera & use it almost daily & I have been rather lost without it. (the above pic was taken with that camera & then I blurred the edges of the photo)
There was glass from the window throughout the entire car. We had to drive an hour home with cold air & road noise blasting through it. We did file a police report on the spot, but I think it is hopeless to think that any of the items will be returned.
The good news is that we are both fine & they did not get any credit cards nor identification. Our friends came back to help us, as soon as they heard what was going on. Thank goodness for friends you can count on!
We will be dealing with the insurance company. We have an appointment to get the car fixed & have been able to borrow a SUV from my in-laws until ours is fixed. We have lots of snow & very chilly temps, which don't go well with a broken window.
I wish this was a happy post about our holiday traditions or baking or something fun. We are working on getting past this, but it is amazing how it can affect you. I have been surprised at the strength of my emotions over this event. Mostly I have been mad, until today when I was rather sad.
Tonight we took the kids to the fairgrounds to see the Christmas lights. It was rather fun. We took pics with our cell phone. We wondered how many lights there were, how long they took to arrange & wondered how much the electric bill would be (that pondering was from my teenager). Afterward, the guys ran to Home Depot while the girls and I shopped for a few quick items at Drug Mart. We had some really good laughs about buying goofy gifts for people. It was silly, but we did manage to laugh.
Watch what you are keeping in your vehicle & watch your valuables, and most of all this season, be safe.