Sunday, January 18, 2009
Road through the Snow
Returning to Greensboro to the last day of the conference was certainly a test – test of working batteries, pipes, the kind of lethargy frigid temperatures produce, and finding my own cheeriness despite cold fingers and toes! But my students and instructors were as intrepid as I, and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing our cohorts and friends and the incredible display of new plants, equipment, and supplies that promise spring.
I got home late yesterday to change and take our grandchildren out for dinner since we missed Nick's birthday party last week. We returned to their home to open gifts and play a while ... so it was a very long, tiring day, with a lot of driving.
This morning, our pipes are in better shape, and it's warmed to the low 30s ...! Yahoo! Funny how the creaks and moans of the house, freezing and thawing, adjusting to the various temperatures, make us ever grateful for the properties of the materials the comprise our dwellings -- brick, clay, stone, wood -- and the expansion and contraction abilities of these resorces. Us, too, adjusting ourselves with coats and gloves, hats and scarfs ...it makes me smile ... all this accommodating and adjusting ... and grateful as well.
Stay warm ---! The flowers are really coming --- I saw them -- and they are glorious!