Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stormy weather

Today, my workplace was closed due to snow.

The highlights:

  • As I am part of the "emergency communications team" at said workplace, I got up at 5:15 a.m. to share the word. Which mostly went fine.
  • At about 6:15 a.m., after attempting to record the outgoing message for the switchboard about one million times, I texted my neighbor and subsequently went to her house in my pajamas to try again on her landline. That went better.
  • I watched a few episodes of Dexter. Big revelation: A date that is featured sort of casually but repeatedly on that show is my exact date of birth. So that's fun.
  • I videochatted with my sister and niece and nephew, which included tours of both houses, a puppet show, and my nephew's enjoyment of a toy drill for just slightly too short a time for me to come up with "that looks boring" as a clever thing to say. Those kids are very very very amused by seeing me upside down or sideways.
  • I ventured out to the convenience store .6 miles away from my house on foot, both because I needed the exercise and because my driveway wasn't plowed yet. It took almost an hour round-trip because of the snow.
  • My sweet friends had a temperature-solstice pot luck over the weekend that I was very excited about but then was too sick to attend, with the result that I have an excess of my favorite summer dish, which means peach cobbler, which is seriously summer in a bowl and good for the spirits of the snowbound.
  • I watched Breaking Away. Golly, that's a good cast and a beautiful movie.
So, pretty much of a win overall.

How's your day going?


April said...

During your videochat did you also utilize any fancy effects? Crowns? Hats? Mustaches? Because I think you'll agree those are also highly amusing to the younger set. And the...well...not so much younger set.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Hee. Agreed. But no, we did not; if there is a way to do that in Facetime, I don't know it. Maybe next time I'll suggest a Google Hangout.

Anonymous said...

I love peach cobbler! Would you post the recipe, please?

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Sorry, Anonymous, old family recipe. But it is not dissimilar to this one I found on the internet: "Lazy Day Peach Cobbler".
If you're using frozen peaches instead of fresh, I'd thaw them first, or at least mostly thaw them.

(If you *are* family, Anonymous, feel free to ask via e-mail.)