Friday, December 19, 2008

snow day

Last night, I stayed late to work on yearbook. I drove home in one of the craziest snow/ice/lightning storms I've ever seen. I had to stop a quarter of a mile down the road and rescrape my windshield because the windshield wasn't yet warm enough to melt the ice--instead, it froze to the windshield on contact. It took me 25 minutes to drive the two-ish miles to my apartment. By late evening, I knew we had a 10 a.m. start; at 9 a.m., school was cancelled. At 9:30, I learned I'd need to go cover phones in the office for a few hours this morning. So here I am. I could be grading papers, but I don't feel like it. Anyway, here are a few tidbits to catch you up on what's going on with me:
  • My first yearbook deadline is the 24th, which means I have to get everything sent off on Monday. I'm so thankful we had our yearbook final test block yesterday--if it had been scheduled for today, I would have had about 10 pages to finish up on my own!
  • Yes, I'm obsessed with amazon--with good reason! For the first 16 days of December, they offered complete sets of TV series, one per day, at severely discounted prices. My day was Dec. 11, when Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Complete Series Megasetwas on sale for $89.99! Dr. Quinn was one of my favorite shows in junior high and high school, so I said, "Merry Christmas, Becky," and clicked the button to buy it.
  • I'm also obsessed with Straight No Chaser. So here's some more info for you:
    • You can get a free download of "What Child Is This" by signing up for their mailing list at
    • iTunes has the bonus tracks "White Christmas" and "Africa" for $.99 each. Since "Africa" is adapted for part of "12 Days of Christmas" (and since I've loved "Africa" ever since the commercials for Cool Rockin the 90's), I was very excited to find it.
  • Poor Val is stuck in Indiana . . . or Michigan . . . or Illinois. Her phone died just as she was going to tell me where. I really hope she can make it home tomorrow, although I hear the weather might be bad again.
  • Speaking of bad weather, I hope it doesn't keep me away from the Singing Christmas Tree! We have our final four concerts this weekend, and I'll be sad when it's over.
  • I have this project I've been working on for several months. I started with great gusto, but now it's like a chore to work on it. Val bet me that I wouldn't have it finished before Ritta Christmas (which is Jan. 11), so that should be motivation, as I'd love to prove Val wrong. It's not.
  • I've sucessfully burned about 2 hours, and I'm now leaving. Steph's making homemade pizza for lunch!


  1. So great to talk with you tonight, Becky! Thanks for the fun update. Hope it all goes well the next couple days for you (and Val!).

    Mmmmm, your family's homemade pizza! I wish I could have some of that right now!

    I love how you said Merry Christmas to yourself and snagged the dvd series! :)

  2. I am also glad you got Dr. Quinn! From out my windown, the sun is shining, so I am hoping that the roads will be fine for you today...I want to see you! My parents were maybe going to come tomorrow, but now we don't know about the weather AGAIN! Hope Val can make it home too, but I will hear more about it later. Also, you can so finish your project. I have about the same deadline for Andrew and Sarah though! See you later!


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