Life is good

The snow started just after lunch. I left school early, about 2:45. Didn’t make it home until almost 6:00. Over three hours in the car. Moving at a snail’s pace from Hyde Park to downtown. Got to almost 20mph around Irving. Parts of the ride were pretty slippery. Salt trucks couldn’t keep up. The radio kept telling everyone to take public transportation. Too late. On Lake Shore Drive. Spinouts. And some really scared and scary drivers making everything worse.

But to be honest, the long journey home was pretty pleasant. I listened to the news for a bit (Newt climbing in the South Carolina polls even with his out of control personal life, not to speak of his out of control political life? What’s up with that?), made some phone calls (it’s mom and C’s anniversary), practiced a couple of lessons of Japanese (learning to make polite requests—Biru-o o-negai shimasu, and to form the negative—Konban koko-ni kimasen ka?), had an apple left over from lunch, listened to some music (lots of Etta James–she died today) and took pictures of the mess I was traveling through (see photo above).

Then, when I got home, the neighbor was shoveling in front of our garage, a sympathetic JB had a freshly made Manhattan ready for me as well as a delicious spread for dinner.

Life is good.

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4 Responses to Life is good

  1. Glad you made it safely and that a good Manhattan and dinner was waiting, but….next time, come here for dinner! We have room. Seems like we made the right decision and stayed local tonight.

  2. I remember those three hour drives home after school from Glenview, from my “retired teacher” chair in our cozy condo.

  3. Jerome Bloom says:

    ALWAYS GLAD

    TO COOK FOR/WITH YOU

    DRINKS ALSO

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