We started our winter break last Saturday. I like to think we triumphantly made the semester finish line, but realistically, let’s just say We made It. But that’s ok. All of my students passed with a C or higher, and this means they can take the 2nd half of Freshman Composition next semester if they desire.
This week has been filled with somewhat important things/errands that need to get done and did since we’re off work. And my husband heads to Colorado on Monday, so that leaves just me to do any leftover chores.
So, some boring things completed: gift cards ordered for niece and nephew and other nephew by choice 🙂 Candies ordered for in-laws, tree decorated (finally!). Some extra cleaning of kitchen and guest bathroom in anticipation of my brother and SIL’s visit. Vet appointment for Boo completed!
And I made broccoli cheese soup and my famous chili. I say famous only because my husband and mom love it so much LOL
We also have been preparing for this crazy winter storm that’s blowing in very hard as I write this and has been gusting for 3 hours now. Tomorrow will not get above freezing and we’ll have lows as freezing temps through Monday night. Pretty crazy when just a week ago it was 75 degrees outside. I realize this winter storm is affecting large areas of the US. But also most likely those areas are much better prepared for this kind of weather.
While we’ve been told by our governor several times that the Texas electric grid will hold this time, honestly, after Yuri blasted through Texas killing upwards of 200 people due to the grid going down in 2021, no one is feeling very confident nor trusting.
To have these kinds of sustained freezing temperatures at this time of year if pretty unheard of. But hey, we just had our hottest December day on record just a few short weeks ago so….ya know.
Unfortunately, due to this impending storm my brother and SIL had to skip out visit so they could get back to their place in the Midwest before this hit yesterday evening. They also were pulling an RV and that’s definitely no fun in ice and/or snow. It’s disappointing, but I’m glad they’re safely home now.
We won’t have any ice or snow this time around, thank heavens! Down here on the Gulf, we just do not have an infastructure for all that, again as we learned the very hard way in 2021.
But, there’s still broccoli cheese soup and lots of chili. I think we’re going to make it!
I hope everyone is safe and taking this holiday season in stride. Best wishes and take care my friends xo-b