There was some freezing rain yesterday. It started falling around 11am, so an early dismissal was called for school. I left pretty quickly because I was worried traffic would get bad. But first I needed to stop at the grocery store for Carnation.
While I was shopping, I got the wild notion to cook. I haven’t cooked in ages. I got a roast. I made pot roast. It was delicious. I would cook more often, except it’s expensive and time consuming. I spent twenty-two dollars on this meal and it took two hours to make. I could get some nice barbecue from across the street in fifteen minutes for ten bucks.
Still, it was pretty tasty.
I should have moved the onions to show the roast.
The ice from Sunday was still around yesterday morning. I woke up to an announcement of school being two hours late. Instead of going to school super-early, I waited a little this time. I went outside to check conditions.
Sure enough, the announcement came to cancel school. It was another unproductive snow day. I don’t know what I’m waiting for. I should be doing taxes or cleaning out a closet or something. I guess I did at least wash some dishes, so there is that.
Yesterday was the third Sunday in a row that we’ve had some snow event messing with church services. It started snowing around 8am, then over time the snow turned to sleet and freezing rain.
I arrived at church early so I could get some things organized for school. I was cantoring in church, so I was going to attend both early and late services. After early service, there was a coating of snow on the ground. I started checking weather reports and traffic cameras. Before late church started, I concluded that I should head home.
On my drive home, the snow had switched over to sleet. The snow had stuck, even to main roads. It was messy, but thankfully I made it home with no incident.
After I got home, the freezing rain came. It had been so cold the last few days that rain easily froze on the ground. I stayed in the rest of the day, leaving only once to walk across the street for a chef salad. The ice was making lots of icicles.
At least my door wasn’t frozen shut. I checked.
Denis’ friend Marjorie had a baby! The baby’s name is Gabriel. Yesterday I went along with Denis to the hospital for a visit. Gabriel was incredibly cute. He had such fuzzy hair. He was also very alert. He seemed to be looking around the room a lot, and when he did, he furrowed his brow. Marjorie kept rubbing it, trying to smooth it out. It made me smile.
I didn’t take a picture of Gabriel because I felt awkward asking Marjorie if it was okay. Instead, here’s a picture of a sign in the hospital that made me laugh:
When I saw the sign, in my head I didn’t say “oh-bee lobby”, I said “ahb lobby”. Then I said it out loud. Then I said that if someone logged blog posts for the OB Lobby, they’d be the OB Lobby Blog Logger. Ha! It reminded me of the Bob Loblaw Law Blog. I haven’t watched Arrested Development, but I’ve read a lot about it, and have seen THIS clip more than once.
One of the former students from my school (and older brother to a couple of current students) had a piano concert last night. It was a benefit for our school’s scholarship fund. It was called a candlelight concert. The lights were dimmed, and there were candles in the chancel. It was very relaxing.
I didn’t fall asleep because I had a bunch of iced tea before the concert, so I had the caffeine working for me. I also took a nap on the heater in my classroom after school.
The music was great! He selected vigorous pieces – lots of notes very fast – and played everything from memory. I enjoyed it thoroughly. He’s going to make piano playing his career. I think he’s got a bright future. He’s only fifteen!
When I first sat down, I could see his hands. Ones others sat, not so much.