Can we talk about something other than the weather on this blog?
No. No, we cannot.
For starters, all New York is pretty much obsessed with the snow right now. Snowiest January ever. We got 19 inches last night, which was about 16 more than was predicted, and 1 inch less than the storm that brought the city to its knees. I still don't really have the right footwear for times like these. Why don't I just buy snow boots, you ask? Because it doesn't snow THAT much here. Ugh. As usual, I'm an idiot.
But today, my shoes stayed warm and dry and salt-free. Because it was officially a snow day. Government offices were closed, baby. Just after I started to brag about it to Yvonne, she got an email saying she didn't have to come in either. Sweet. So we each did a little work from home, continued Yvonne's usual workday routine of tea and a muffin at 11:00 (only this time, it was tea for two) and took lunch at the diner next door. That place, by the way, has never seen so much business on a Thursday afternoon. There were like 18 kids there, with their sleds parked at the front door, plus a slew of adults like us. We had our usuals (grilled cheese for her, lumberjack special for me), I went into a food coma for a few hours....it was pretty much the best workday ever.