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COLD – 100th day

It’s cold.  I’ve been cooking nice warm food for 2 days.  Quiche, baked potato casserole, rolls, cheeseburgers.  Today Fleur de lis cooked homemade chicken noodle soup which was delicious.  I hate being cold.  I would rather be hot and sweaty any day.  Hot and sweaty day food is much easier to make than freezing cold day food.  I love to cook though so mostly I don’t mind.  I just hate being cold.  I hate getting in my cold car and waiting for it to warm up.  I hate having to leave my house when it is so cold.  I hope school will be canceled on Friday because I can’t imagine trying to drive over 30 miles to work in what is supposed to be snowy/icy conditions.  I know people do it in places that have wintery weather every winter, but this is Houston.  We don’t do wintery weather well here.

Tomorrow is the 100th day of school.  For those of you who don’t have/haven’t ever had/had many years ago children in elementary school let me explain.  On the 100th day of school we celebrate.  We bring in collections of 100 things.  We make special cupcakes or cookies.  We wear glasses that say 100 with holes in the zeroes for our eyes.  We glue/color/cut various 100 day projects.  I am not really sure what to expect exactly.  When I was in elementary school we didn’t celebrate the 100th day of school.  We didn’t even know when it was the 100th day.  School days were school days.  When I taught school in the early 90’s we didn’t celebrate the 100th day of school.  At least my school didn’t.  I was THE kindergarten department in my small school and nobody ever told me to celebrate 100 days.  A few years later when my own children went to school I think it was beginning to get attention.  I don’t recall my kids ever having a celebration, but I seem to remember hearing something about it.  And now here we are in 2011, and I’m participating in my very first 100th day celebration.  I just ate 100 peanut m&m’s to celebrate.  Not really.  I ate a lot, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t 100.  I hope.

And now I’m going to snuggle up under my covers and go to sleep.  Hopefully there won’t be rolling blackouts and coldness to deal with in the middle of the night.  I hate being cold, but maybe you knew that already.


6 responses »

  1. Yeah, I kinda gotta hint that you hate being cold the first 20 times that you mentioned it.
    My kid’s schools celebrate this 100th day thing. In fact, Claire created a project out of pasta in the shape of the sun on poster board. I guess it’s big deal. Who knew!
    Keep warm.
    Your Friend, m.

  2. Feel warm, 0245 Friday here and 12mph breeze helping cool the -17F down a bit for us. We literally plug the cars in at night, but even if we don’t, we run 30 seconds & go. They warm up more efficiently when moving under load. Our Voyager Van never warms up inside anyway, even with multiple heaters.
    Having lived (my family did anyway) in the south, no amount of money would entice me to drive on icy roads there. The people here are crazy enough at the start of winter. It’s like they forget how to drive in the stuff & have to relearn every year. THINK WARM THOUGHTS!!!:-)

  3. I’m Canadian. Used to cold. And snow. And ice. And driving in it all. I actually like winter – I like all the seasons – although I don’t like extremes of temperature. We live on an island on the East Coast so we are a bit more temperate than the rest of the country (except for the “Sun Coast” of BC).

    As for 100 days – it must be an American thing. We don’t have it here. Sounds like fun, though.

  4. McMe….ah yes, land of red soil, long(ish) bridge, beautiful scenery, good beer, and watery gateway to the Great Lakes via the beautiful St Lawrence. Haven’t been there in years. We’re now in the Western Maine Mountains & Lakes Region, but grew up in eastern ME. Pleased to meetcha:-)


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