One of the many winter storms I ran
in this year - back when I used
to like snow!
I love the support of other bloggers and of course everyone loves compliments. We all get our share of love and support from each other. Lately I have been doing a lot of complaining about the weather. I said I was done but once again it is snowing outside tonight - rather hard. But I'm only telling you, I am not complaining. Of course not. In my last post though when I was still that whiny Vermont blogger, Johann wrote You are certainly one of the most hardcore winter runners I know. Nice! I needed that. Just the other day at work a colleague asked me if I would be glad when it was nicer out so I could START running again. I politely said, "Well I run all winter but yes I will be glad when it gets nicer out." The people who see me daily don't have a clue but my friend on the other side of the world sees me as a tough winter runner. I am not the only one out there. Marlene and Jenn run in weather equally bad or worse as do many of you.
I have been out to dinner two nights in a row in the middle of the week no less. Last night it was with my husband and our friends that we like to go out with. There was a special at our favorite place to head to. In spite of the special we managed to drop a significant chunk of change but we all had a good time. Today sped by at work with barely time to breathe and off I was again, this time with colleagues from other schools and someone else was treating all of us. He kept insisting we get the whole works- appetizers, salads, entree and of course my favorite - dessert! Tonight it was chocolate cake with an Italian filling with hot fudge. Yeah that one had my name on it. It was great to have time to talk to people I never have a chance to talk to and it was delightful.
Talking about winter and cold I am still up because I am hard boiling 20 eggs to take to school tomorrow so my students can be Emperor penguin fathers and take care of the eggs. If you have followed me for awhile you know I did this last year too. It is one of my favorite days of the year in spite of when the big, bad skuas ( would I be one of those?) swoop in and steal the eggs from the penguin fathers. Some kids take their egg sitting duties very seriously and there can be tears. I warned them all today more than once but they are all game to give it a try! Good times in third grade!