Yesterday I wrote a very well-received blog about the WinSmith Mill Market in Norwood, Mass. I had a great time meeting many of the owners and vendors, and enjoyed browsing through all of the amazing vintage finds!

Modern Vintage Design Studios

The part of the story I ommitted was this: As everyone knows, we had a pretty major snowstorm Thursday into Friday, leaving our yards and cars covered with over a foot of snow!

snow pile

As the sun started shining and things started to melt, I managed to remove most of the snow from my car, with the exception of the pile that was sitting in between the roof racks- just couldn’t reach it! So, I set off on my journey on Saturday, confident that the snow would harmlessly slide off the car roof onto the side of the road as I was driving along.
Since it was a warm, sunny day, I decided to open my sun roof for a bit of fresh air. As I was pulling into the Dunkin Donuts parking lot to grab a cup o’ joe prior to my shopping expedition, I heard a faint “swoosh”, and then the entire contents of the snow pile that I thought had blown off the car was now sitting on my head and lap!!  snow in lap Yup, those are my legs…

Are you freakin’ kidding me?!? Instead of sliding off the back end of the car, that big pile of wet, slushy snow slid forward and into my sun roof, soaking me and my seats, dashboard and Iphone.

Snow in car interior

Luckily, it didn’t hit the GPS I just got for Christmas, but not so luckily, there was a guy sitting inside DD watching the entire thing! So I grabbed whatever I had handy to wipe up the mess- tissues, napkins, blankets. Of course, now my jeans were soaked and my hair was matted to my head, so I had to sit for awhile with the heat on high until I dried out enough to start shopping!

snow on head

The reason I am sharing this with you? Well, first of all, it’s pretty funny stuff, and who can’t use a good laugh?! (even if it is at my expense). Secondly, I just wanted to make the point that things don’t always go according to plan-a botched paint job or a busted lamp, no-show contractors or crashing computers can make you crazy-if you let them. What I try to do is just shrug and think “I cannot be the only person this has happened to-or the “So It’s Not Just Me” theory. There is safety in numbers, and sometimes imagining that others have dealt with the same issues and gotten over it helps to lighten the load. So the good news? I made it to the Mill Marketplace and had a great time. A bonus? My car interior is nice and clean : ) If you have had a “So…It’s Not Just Me Moment” and would like to share, please send me an email and I will be happy to post it- pictures included if you have them! Today is “Have a Nap Day” due to Daylight Savings Time- so grab a quick siesta everyone! Susan


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