Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We have spent our unexpected time off doing lots of studying--for me this has meant reading lectures on phonics and watching this for child development (new favorite class!), for James this has been more about pharmacology, etc. Super fun times. We have also been on a steady diet of hot drinks, beer, and leftover chocolate cake. So, you know. Only the healthiest of stuff going on down here. Oh! And we have discovered how to keep (relatively) warm in our elevated, poorly insulated little shotgun: repeated bubble baths and foot soaks and hats and about 8 blankets at night. It almost works.
P.S. Living in a place where winter weather is super rare can be a little dangerous, but it also can be a little fun, too. For instance, before it started sleeting yesterday, we grabbed a bite to eat down the road. On our way home, we came across a group of girls "sledding" down the rain-covered levees on homemade cardboard sleds. They were having a blast, and taking full advantage of their "snow" day, and it was just a lot of fun to see. You're crazy, Nola, but sometimes in the best of ways.