I wonder if this is true in other countries as well?
a) I’m regretting my elation over the weather yesterday, as I walked out of my apartment and busted my ass this morning due to the thin layer of ice covering the entire sidewalk. Awesome.
b) Last night my dinner consisted of wine, SoCo, and a bit of cookie dough. Not in a “Valentine’s Day sucks” kind of way, but in a “hey, I totally forgot about dinner” kind of way. Oops.
c) I brought said cookies and some fresh baked banana chocolate chip muffins to school as a random act of appreciation for all of the teachers and staff here, and it’s totally making my day because I keep getting cute little thank you emails from people =]
d) I’m going to a free Garrison Keillor lecture about comedy writing tonight, thanks to my habit of reading every free local newspaper I can get my hands on.
e) Alum friend just invited me to a cocktail reception for the opening of one of the major theater company’s new season, woot!
I didn’t think I’d see a hint of green grass again until at least late March, maybe even April, especially last week, when the days began with blustery -20 degree mornings. But somehow, this weekend, the sun came out for real and the temperature climbed to the 40s, which hasn’t happened here since late October…actually, this is the first time it’s been above freezing since mid-November. The sidewalks are flooded and there was a thin layer of ice everywhere this morning as the temperature had dropped again last night, but it’s still above freezing and the 6 foot snow drifts everywhere are finally beginning to melt. I went for a run yesterday and then spent a good two hours wandering around my neighborhood and talking on the phone (with actual reception and some degree of privacy!) and I didn’t even care that my feet got completely soaked, because it was so great to be outside in only a fleece—no hat, no gloves, no boots, no tights! Apparently this won’t last, according to my librarian friend, but at least it’s a brief reprieve from this long winter.
Also, yesterday I realized that one of my neighbors built their own hockey rink in their front yard…welcome to Minnesota.
1) taste testing muffins for the home ec class
2) a rewarding meeting with two of my supervisors in which I was told my program is exactly where they hoped it would be by now
3) sleeping in half an hour!