March 24th, 2010

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Slow Going

Last night, it started to snow, and it came down so hard and fast that the St. Vrain School District closed all their schools today. So Jet got to stay home all day. He was pretty happy and spent the morning sledding, and then invited some friends over to play until school would usually be over and after that, he told me, "I'm exhausted. Can we play video games together?"

I had a service planning meeting in the morning, and then had my cleaning at the dentist (who seems to have had an even worse early spring than I have, poor thing). I didn't get up in time for breakfast, so just got a con panna at a local espresso bar that managed to pull a sweet shot at altitude. I really loved the rich intensity of flavor of the espresso with the sweet poof of whipped cream. I think I'll have to go back.

It ended up being seven or even eight inches of snow. Wet, heavy spring snow, and it was so warm today that there were literally rivers of water and snow in all the streets today. It was just funny and beautiful all in one. I'd been worried about getting anywhere, but the streets melted first, and by mid-day they were even dry in the middle.

I'm gradually recovering from the cold. John got antibiotics for ten days and it's finally giving way on him, but we both think he got a secondary infection that was bacterial as he's had it for nearly five weeks.