The snowstorm ended with rain, which soaked the snow and created an icy surface. The kids were able to slide down the frozen hill without sleds. Faithful Reader took videos. They were fun to watch.
I was tired, sad, and confused all week. My eyes were swollen from crying. Watching Peeps die was one of the Top 10 Worst Events of My Life.
Mojo took a nap on the faux fur in my office on Wednesday. He’s not supposed to do that. Faithful Reader said, “I didn’t have the heart to kick him off.” I replied, “That’s OK. He can go wherever he wants to go.” We will probably spoil him now like we’ve never spoiled a pet before, because he’s our only.
I am currently reading Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. The book is composed of short essays that are easy to digest, and I’m about halfway through now. I wrote in my journal earlier this week, the first time I’ve written in months. Coincidence? Probably not. I’m not quite inclined to the Zen attitude that the author takes, but her advice is generally sound and often inspirational.
I genuinely disliked Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
I have been rewatching Babylon 5. Based on my memories from watching it 10+ years ago, I thought the politics in this old show might have some modern-day relevance. I was right, and I’d much rather watch the fictional fallout of their president’s “Earth first” policy than the real fallout of our president’s “America first” policy. In fiction the good guys usually win. In real life the biggest liars with the deepest pockets usually come out on top. I’d just rather not think about real life too much right now.