The early part of this week was sunny with highs in the 70s. But Friday morning, it snowed! Tomorrow there is expected to be 1-3 inches of snow. We’ll see if that comes to pass. In the meantime, here’s a quick video clip about the snow:
To watch this movie, you need Apple’s QuickTime software installed on your computer.
Time’s swift flow always catches me off-guard. Was it that long ago that I was using a wax machine to paste strips of paper onto pageboards? “Coffee and donuts with your paper” at the MSC? Zip disks? Blanche? The bowling nights? The Ecchers? Coming in second at College Bowl? Was it all that long ago?
Well, yes. It really has been a decade since perhaps the pivotal year of my life. During the 2000-01 academic year, I was editor-in-chief of UMSL’s student newspaper, The Current.
I remember a time in my office at The Current when I was looking at the “editor’s mug.” It was a metal drinking vessel inscribed with the names of editors of The Current, going back to Michelle McMurray, who had been editor exactly 10 years before me. I thought at the time, “Wow. Ten years. That’s really long.”
We got a stack of books from the library this week, two of which we have read before: “Three by the sea” and “Three up a tree,” both of which are excellent. While we were at the library, I also noticed “Miss Nelson is Back,” another book I remember from my youth, so we added that to the stack.
Ludi doesn’t quite have the patience to sit through “Miss Nelson is Back” when I read it for the girls. But she likes to take all three books and “read” them aloud by herself.
Jadzia has been waiting all winter for us to get enough snow that she could make a snowman. Finally the moment arrived. She and Ludi came out with me and we began working on a snowman. But the fun didn’t last very long.
Here’s the second of two videos I shot on Wednesday. This one shows my parents, my brother, sister-in-law and nephews when they came over to the hospital to meet Josie. With four toddlers/preschoolers running around the room, there was potential for much havoc. Thankfully, serious damage was avoided. I’m so glad that Justin and Becca could come up with the boys.