I would have returned to work on Tuesday, except we were hit by the BombCyclone of snowstorms (I have no idea where that name came from) and school was out for five straight days, largely due to the extreme low temperatures that kept the streets and school parking lots covered far longer than normal. This was good news for me, as it means that instead of being charged five days of sick leave, I only used two! We go back tomorrow and will have two weeks left of this semester, before exams and beginning second semester, so it will be slightly anticlimactic, I suspect. But at least I won't have much grading waiting for me. I really got lucky.
I don't have too much time for a long post, but I wanted to catch up just a bit. Most of my photos are of Gracie keeping me company on the couch; today is the five year anniversary of her adoption from the pet rescue, and it turns out that if I sit long enough , she does like to sit on my lap after all. It only took us five years to discover this.
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and hopefully I will be back in this space soon.