January 31st, 2021

Venus

Yargh, what a week...

After that lovely false Spring around Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Winter returned again—with a vengeance. There was a freeze warning on Monday night, but very little talk about the windstorm that started late on Tuesday, which was by FAR the more serious of two events.

I was up late Tuesday night (as usual), and the winds were unsettling—so strong, they sometimes shook the house. This is where you hope nothing breaks loose and crashes through the roof. :O We lost power several times after 9pm, and then by midnight it was out for good. I lit candles so I could see better, and finally went to bed around 1:30, hoping things would get fixed during the night.

They did not. It was so cold, it was hard to sleep. I'm an electric blanket and heating pad kind of person—without them, I'd be awake all winter long, much like I was on Tuesday night. :(

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It put me behind schedule for the week, too. I outlined an Idol idea on Tuesday (when we got the new prompt). Then I started writing it longhand on Wednesday, and ugh. Writing is so much slower than typing, and it's hard to maintain focus. Also, my scrawl...gets looser and sloppier with each passing year. :( Anyway, the entry is done now, and there's a link to the poll at the bottom where you can vote! \o?

And office-wise, I had a nice, prioritized to-do list ready for Wednesday morning, and couldn't get to anything before 4:15pm. So I've continued to do smatterings of it after hours and into the weekend. Including now... :( Maybe this is why weekends rarely feel like weekends anymore?