New Guy: "So what are the winters usually like in Oklahoma?"
Me: "There is no usually."
New Guy: "Ha ha. No, really. What's it usually like? What should I expect?"
Me: "I wasn't being glib. There is no such thing as 'usual' Oklahoma weather."
New Guy: "What kind of snow do you get?" (They don't get snow where he's from.)
Me: "Last year we had 8 inches on the ground for several days. I didn't leave my house for 4 days. The year before that we had light snow one time, and it didn't stick. I went to a party in January that year and stood outside at midnight in my bare feet. You see where I'm going with this?"
New Guy: "Oh boy."
Me: "You have front wheel drive? You'll be fine. And they're saying La Nina should warm things up this year. But you should probably buy a coat."
Should be interesting!
And now the not-so-funny...my mother called to tell me my father stumbled and cracked a rib, and in the process of diagnosing that, they found a small spot on one lung. He's been a heavy smoker for 50 years, so...please send all good thoughts/prayers/positive energy his way. (He's having a CAT scan, and then we'll know more.) I refuse to panic yet, but I'm very concerned. Damn it. I'm not sure he's sturdy enough to undergo chemo or radation, so a cancer diagnosis is JUST NOT AN OPTION!
Okay, back to not worrying yet. Sigh.