We’ve had freezing rain here for the last couple days and it has been hilarious to watch the southerners. They canceled schools yesterday, delayed them today. The instinct to go to the store and buy all the milk, eggs, bread, and Pop-Tarts has kicked in. But that’s only if people are willing to go out at all, because when I went past the Papa John’s last night, it was running a swift business with five delivery cars running their engines in the parking lot.
I’ve wondered if they were going to close work, but nothing so far. And those of us from colder climes have been laughing at the people freaking out. Not that the threat of black ice isn’t real; even people who are familiar with it need to be careful about it. And I sincerely appreciate the trucker who slowed down to 20 miles below the speed limit going over bridges and potentially treacherous stretches of the road. I appreciate drivers like that much more than the ones who passed me in order to zip around the responsible trucker and speed on down the road. But really, when do I ever appreciate those jerks?
Last night was a very quiet evening. I picked up some chicken from the grocery store so I didn’t have to make a lot of noise in the kitchen making dinner, and we ate in the near dark of the kitchen. We set my netbook to the dimmest setting on the monitor and Justin sat there with sunglasses on while I read a book under the light of a tiny red-light flashlight that I got from Luke years and years ago. Justin felt well enough to watch Castle when that came on, though we turned off the sound during the commercials and he kept the sunglasses on. And then I went to bed because I had to get up at 5:30 in the morning, and he stayed up because he’d slept all day long and couldn’t quiet his brain enough to rest.
Migraines suck. Just so ya know.
He’s doing a little better this morning, I think. He didn’t really wake up much when I left the house. But the little I did get out of him was cheery. I’m optimistic. The weather should start to clear up by this afternoon, and the weather is what usually sets off the headache. So with any luck, the clouds will clear and the headache will evaporate in the cool light of the sun.
And that’s pretty much the story of my last 24 hours. The only thing left to add is the book I picked up is Howl’s Moving Castle, a book I found in the teen section of the public library and didn’t have a clue it even existed – I loved the movie, though! Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki, wonderful stuff. And the book has not disappointed so far. It’s nice, light reading, and the story is enchanting. I wish I was curled up at home reading that rather than sitting in my chilly office doing work.