At the house it was –23*. When I reached the end of Cripple Creek at the Parks Highway it was –29* and this was the view.
As I drove towards town I hit a low of –31*.
(Bad shot through the front window…you didn’t really expect me to stop and get out in that weather, did you?). See how at 1:04pm the sun in already on its way down? There’s a small hill to my right that blocks its rays.
See? The sun is now only touching the top. (It never actually touches anything but the tops of the trees in my yard for several months!!).
On the way home (on the sunny side of the hill) we are seeing the last of the “warmth”.
So deceiving. Looks so inviting and warm, but really….in the low –20’s is not warm!
Today was the first day back to school after 19 days off for Christmas break. Whose idea was it for it to be that long??? My kids did not play out side one single time. In fact, this morning I thought I had it going on. I had laid out clothes the night before. I got up and made Elijah and Nick bacon, toast and banana/strawberry smoothies. Sent them off. Got the Wee People up and fed breakfast. Then I went Uh-oh. Where are your gloves and hats? Hadn’t seen them for 19 days! Luckily we found everything and we walked out to the bus so they could be safely delivered to school.
The rest of the day? I spent 1.5 hours in the laundry room. Hanging the clothes to only fluff in the dryer, then folding, matching socks and putting everything away takes time. It really got me to thinking about time management (and the fact that it is kind of annoying I need to “manage time”, but with a household of seven, you do).
I also had THREE meetings today…one legal, one educational and one with Girl Scouts (time for me to sell cookies…like I have nothing else to do). What a day!! And what’s coming up? Well, more contact with educators and Lucas starts basketball. Practice tomorrow. And Thursday. My cup runs over.
In many good ways.