When I was driving around on the snowy streets tonight, I started to imagine what it was like to live someplace that has a real winter, where everything doesn't shut down when a little frozen precipitation falls.
Supposedly the big dump is coming tomorrow, with inches of snow followed by the dreaded freezing rain. We actually bought fire wood tonight, anticipating a power outage in the next 48 hours. We'll see. I'll just curl up in bed and only get up to pee.
Worked on my website for a long time today. It's okay for the way it was made, but it will definitely need more improvements. It needs some clever photos, for one thing, and a lot more personality. But it's a start.
Today I'm thankful for Sue, the parade chairman. She's one of the most amazing women I've ever known. She's strong, she's capable and she's got seemingly unlimited reserves of energy. Today she went to the art school and spent an hour with the class who did float designs as a project. I wasn't venturing out, and I wasn't even dressed, and she went once she was through with work. She had to come off her ridiculous hill to go to work in the first place, and her work is very stressful, handling emergency services and special crisis training, among many other things. This past week we had a horrible bombing at a local bank where two police officers were killed and one was horribly maimed. Tomorrow she represents her jurisdiction at one of the funerals.
She helped me through the crisis we had last spring when one of our princesses suddenly lost her father. And she always thinks of me first, running to get me food, bringing her husband in to build me shelves, decorating the office with one of our other super-volunteers and sending me emails constantly, usually hilarious and occasionally off-color.
Plus she's beautiful and a ton of fun. I would totally aspire to be her when I grow up if I ever planned on growing up.