I am doing my best to not stress. Sometimes I just have to walk out of the room at work and go to the restroom to "decompress". I just can't let the job get to me. I have just about decided to leave next year as soon as I can get Social Security. I was going to try to stay the entire 3 1/2 years I have left, but I just don't think I can. We'll see.
We got out of work early on Saturday (3:00 p.m.) because of the horrendous snow storm we were having. It was really slippery driving home. I was praying so hard to not have an accident. I was going about 10-15 mph and so was everyone else. Not one person tried to pass me.
The snow was coming down so hard. Here's a picture of my car just 5 minutes after I parked it in front of the house. That's Joe shoveling. He was so sweet to do it so I didn't have to. Especially when he wasn't feeling well. It's a good thing we have a tiny sidewalk and only two front steps.
Here's a short video of the snow falling in my back yard. It really shows up against the holly tree.
We got about 5 inches of snow, but it drifted because the wind was so strong. Look at my car's tires buried in the snow last night.
By 1:00 a.m. the snow had stopped and the rain had started. The temperatures were rising and the rain washed a lot of the snow away. I fell asleep somewhere around 1:30. When I woke up at 6:15 this morning, all the clocks were blinking. I knew the power must have gone out while Joe and I were asleep. Apparently it was off for about 4 hours and we didn't know anything about it. That was good for us!
I went to church by myself this morning. It was my week to bring the food for Fellowship Time so I made orange and cranberry bread. It turned out so good.
When I walked in only Pastor Justin was there. After me Anne came in and then Bud and Karen. Finally Pastor's wife and daughter came over. That was it. We sat around the table in the Fellowship Area, sang hymns, read scripture, prayed, and then instead of a message Pastor had a question and answer time. We have been going through Genesis for close to two years now and we could ask any question about anything we'd studied up to this point. It was really good! We went 45 minutes over our usual time and no one wanted to leave. It was an unusual church service, but so enlightening and enjoyable.
I wish I had taken a picture of Miss A after church. Her mom was running the sweeper to get up some of the rock salt that had been tracked in on our shoes. Miss A had a hold of the handle and was "sweeping" too. She was so intent on it. So cute.
I forgot to show you these pictures of her. Here she is last Valentine's Day:
And here she is this year. Such a cutie tearing apart her mom's Valentine's roses. What a difference a year makes!
I did some more work on the book I am editing. I'm about halfway through now. I just want to get it done and on its way. I'll be glad when I'm finished. It's an interesting story, but the author is anxious to get it and I'm anxious to give it to him. I'm hoping this is something that can turn into a part-time from home paying job and will help with things when I retire.
I must get to bed, so that's it for now. I'm going to end with a clip I took off of the TV of last year's Lion Parade in Chinatown for Chinese New Year. I thought it was cool.
High: 45 degrees
Low: 33 degrees
A lovely warm day!
Sunrise: 6:44 a.m.
Sunset: 5:44 p.m.
11 hours of sunlight! Hurray!