Snow day

Snow day today. I can’t remember the last time I had a snow day, if I’ve even had one. Denver Public Schools cancelled school and all offices around 6AM this morning. It took me a while before I truly believed it. I have spent the day doing a bit of work, buying groceries, talking about mortgages, and doing other random tasks I’m sure.

I am now watching Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightley version) and am starting to cook dinner. This movie is not nearly as good as I thought it was. The audio is horrible, I can’t understand what the actors are saying a good portion of the time. The movie is slow going and not all that interesting. And my gosh, the sisters are just so annoying. I know that’s how they’re supposed to be, but ugh.

Little snowman I made this morning on a short walk.

Little snowman I made this morning on a short walk.

Working, snow, and Pippin

I went to MLK high school this afternoon to help collect baseball and girls soccer fees and paperwork. MLK is one of the schools that I work with, and because of the weather, they have been awesome and have reserved their two gyms for us for the week. I don’t go to this school very much because it’s not our “home” school, I guess you could say. But I really should go over more because it’s quite nice. This is where my picture comes in, there is a huge mural of Martin Luther King on the wall right when you walk in. And underneath are pictures of every senior that year. It’s quite inspiring really.

So I stayed until 6:30 taking money and paperwork and then headed home in the snowy world that is Colorado right now. I was thinking as I was driving home, that I’m not nearly as stressed driving in bad weather as I was last year. I think it’s the new tires I got. I’m not quite sure what percentage of my improved confidence is the actual tires or my mind thinking that because I have new tires, my car will do better in the snow. Either way, I haven’t had any major slipping like I did last year, so I am thankful for that.

When I got home I walked around outside with Pippin for a bit. The poor guy has been stuck inside for the past three days straight, so he was going a bit stir crazy. I play with him, but it’s never enough. Since he was willing to go outside this evening I went with him to see if there were any good picture opportunities. While out there, Pippin decided that he was done following me in the snow, the part that I had crossed was too deep, so he jumped up onto a nearby tree. Yeah. He just clung to the tree for a few seconds, looking around to see where he could go, decided there was nowhere to go, and dropped down again. It was funny. I took a picture, but it didn’t turn out well. My phone’s camera isn’t great in the dark. You’ll just have to take my word on it. He’s finding that he likes being outdoors more than he dislikes the snow. Granted, he still doesn’t like it, but he’d rather be out there than inside. At least for a few minutes.

Tissues and Elon Musk

 When I went outside to check the mail this evening, I saw a raccoon. Just thought you should know. ;P

I took a picture of a tissue box today. I really enjoy the design. It has great colors, great lines, and a nice pattern. I was wondering if there was anything I could use it for once all the tissues are gone. Something that isn’t cheap or cheesy. I’d love to hear ideas if you have them.

I watched a video about Elon Musk this evening. It was done by a YouTuber that Elisabeth introduced me to last week. Everything that I hear about Elon makes me love the man even more, so it was awesome to listen to someone who seems to feel the same way. I was so excited about the video that I actually commented! The video gave me a more detailed understanding of Elon, which I enjoyed. I truly wish I had as much drive as he has. Perhaps one day. For now I just have to continue working towards exercising again and learning something new every once in a while.



Spring sports have begun

Today was the first day of spring sports for Colorado high schools.

I don’t think it got above freezing today, there was snow on the ground, and baseball, tennis, and soccer began. How does that make sense?

I truly am not a sport person, am I? Because I wouldn’t start spring sports until, well, spring.

I tried taking a picture of the gas fireplace this evening, but it just didn’t look good. So I ended up taking a picture of Pippin’s toys. I like it. Although I’m not always inspired by what pictures I take, I do enjoy doing it.

Weekend quality time

018 me and gene

I did not do much of anything noteworthy today.

I made chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats and honey sesame chicken for dinner.

I read some more Dune, browsed the internet, and watched some Gravity Falls.

Gravity Falls is a cartoon Disney show that my friend Elisabeth got me and Gene into.  It’s about 12 year old twins who are visiting their great uncle in Oregon for the summer. They experience lots of supernatural happenings. I really enjoy this show. It’s funny and clever.

If you’re looking for a show that is goofy and slightly different, then give Gravity Falls a try.

It’s Pippin time

017 PippinTurns out I took a picture of Pippin sooner than I thought. He has been quite cuddly today. He sat on my lap multiple times, for extended lengths of time. I’m guessing he was a bit cold as Gene and I thought we had turned on the heater, but found out around 6PM that it had been off the majority of the day. Gene was wondering why he hadn’t heard the heater come on and discovered we hadn’t actually turned it on. Oops. Guess we saved ourselves a few dollars today.

The picture today is of Pippin somewhat sleeping (I kind of woke him up)  on my computer chair after I had gotten up to eat breakfast. I was impressed with how long he actually stayed there, sleeping.

Today has been a fairly lazy day. Although it has snowed, it didn’t snow nearly as much as was predicted, which is both a bummer and a relief. Unless it snows a lot more throughout the night and tomorrow, I think I’ll be able to make it to work.


New bike

Gene bought a new bike yesterday. If I had any sway in the matter, he would have bought one a year ago, but he was frugal and kept chugging along on a mountain bike that was past its prime by a few years.

But after having to purchase new tires, new tubes (a couple of times), and “borrow” my bike’s seat because his fell off, Gene finally took the time to try out a few bikes and buy one. Yay Gene, I am happy for you.

Not only does this bike look so much nicer (look how sleek it is), it is also much faster. I’m sure it’s lighter too, although I haven’t asked Gene that yet. I just like how it’s blue.

You can see Pippin in the bottom right of the photo, he was interested in the bike too (not really, he wanted to go outside, but I can pretend). I’ll take a picture of Pippin one of these days, but Gene does it often enough that you can see his photo album for loads of cute pictures.