Friday, January 19, 2018

What I Didn't Enjoy This Week: Freezing Weather

It didn't actually snow this week, but it was sure cold enough!

After a cool weekend, Monday was beautiful:  sunny with a high about 65.  And then Tuesday happened.  It rained off and on while the temperatures dropped from about 40 at midnight Tuesday morning to 22 Wednesday morning at sunrise.  It was miserable weather compounded by our losing power not once, but twice on Tuesday.  And John wasn't able to come home from work until 9:30 Tuesday night, but we were thankful for that because he wasn't sure he'd be able to leave work.  Oh, the cold, miserable weather!  It's supposed to finally warm up today to about 60.

On the bright side, we had an unusually quiet week due to everything being closed.  I had to cancel CC because of the potential for icy roads Tuesday afternoon, and we stayed home from piano lessons, too.

But there were still plenty of things for which to be thankful:
  • a wonderful evening of great fellowship with friends on Saturday night
  • a nice warm house -- that didn't get too cold when the power was off
  • hard-working men who repaired the power lines to restore our electricity
  • sweet children.  They could have been whiny and irritable about being cooped up inside with no power, but they weren't
  • Kroger QuickList.  We were able to stay in our nice, warm van while someone else braved the cold to bring us our groceries.
  • listening to podcasts again.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed them until a friend reminded me.
  • how much my children love going to the library and how "new" books keep them occupied for so long.  ;)
  • the weather was nice enough Thursday for Bible study.  Hooray!
  • I tried a new recipe Popcorn Chicken Parmesan, and it was absolutely delicious.  Definitely a keeper!  A couple of us love chicken parmesan, and this recipe is an easy way to fix it.
John was supposed to take Sarah Beth hunting this weekend, but work responsibilities caused him to postpone it.  So we're excited to have them home with us for a quiet weekend.

What did you enjoy this week?  What do you have planned for the weekend?

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