The kids came home from school today with the following note:
School Cancelled for Thursday, January 15
The National Weather Service has issued a "wind chill warning" for our area for Wednesday night to Friday morning. Air temperature is expected to be the coldest observed over southern Wisconsin in 13 years with dangerous wind chill values of 35 to 45 below.
So there is a good chance we won't have school on Friday as well. If we don't have school Friday we will have used all our allotted snow days and any cancellation after that will have to be made up at the end of the school year, beginning June 8th.
I'm thinking it's about time for a tropical vacation.
Today I went into Devon's classroom for another playdate. He did several puzzles and we had fun making patterns with these building cubes.
We are going on Saturday to look at the house in Mineral Point.
And we have made the decision not to purchase the farm next to my parents. That wound is rather fresh and I don't want to talk about it. I hate being responsible.
I have decided to experiment with a bunch of bread recipes I have and have never tried. Here's the first one:
It was delicious. I made it to go with dinner on Monday night. I made couscous, frozen beans from our garden, and broiled lemon herb tilapia. If you know me well, you know that I DO NOT EAT FISH. In fact, when I came home from grocery shopping with tilapia fillets, my husband about fell over from the shock. He told me he wouldn't have been more surprised if I had come home with beer. But I figured I needed to give it a try. It's kind of like overcoming a fear. I made the bread so that I would be sure to have SOMEthing I loved in case the tilapia was just too much for me. You know, it wasn't bad. There was only a slight fishy aftertaste, hardly discernible. My throat still closed up involuntarily with the gag reflex from time to time, but it wasn' t from the taste or even the texture, it was just a mental thing. But I can do it again. I will overcome my fear of eating fish.