Friday, January 31, 2014
Dreaming of warmer days
The photo above was taken on a camping trip to Kelley's Island that was during a heat wave. It was so hot that we sweated all night in our pup tent and woke up to this "nuclear sunrise." I think it was already 90 degrees at 5:30 in the morning that day.
We certainly get to enjoy all the kinds of weather here in Northwest Ohio. Yesterday, when it warmed all the way up to 15, I saw a guy walking around campus in shorts. And, to be honest, I wasn't that much different -- it felt pretty warm to me, warm enough to wear a dress, at least.
Today is going to be even warmer, getting into the low thirties. I might wear that striped-dress-leather-jacket combo again. It seems too warm for me to wear my winter coat.
I ended up buying the jacket. I like it too much to send it back, and it will make a great spring jacket, perfect for the rain since it isn't really leather.
Today is going to be a catching-up day. I have Spin class this morning at 9:30, and then I'll go in to the office to get some grading and other work done. I also need to start writing a talk I'm supposed to give in March.
On the way home I'm going to hit the grocery store, since it's looking very Mother-Hubbard around here. I'm also going to pick up some Superbowl supplies. Neither of us cares much about the teams playing, but I'm going to get some chicken wings and barbecue sauce -- I broil the wings and then slow-cook them, no frying involved. We are also going to have sweet potato oven fries and hummus and veggies. I have my swim that night so it will be nice to come home to a hearty meal. If it's a really boring game, we can always switch over to Downton Abbey.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07