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Baby it's cold outside!

Yesterday was the winter solstice, but today, it really feels like winter here in Oklahoma. I woke up about 3:30 to the sound of the howling winds, and by 4:00 I was wide awake with the weather on. It was still freezing rain and freezing fog, but that didn't last long. Temperatures dropped rapidly - as predicted - and it turned to snow. I got up, showered and got dressed and started for the office, but I didn't make it very far. Even with my defroster on full blast, my windshield kept icing over. It was 4 degrees by that point, and the winds were extremely fierce. There weren't many cars out at that time, but the drivers I observed were of two minds -- either drive like a bat out of hell, or drive like a little old lady from Pasadena. That is always a bad combo. I turned around, stopped at the OnCue and made the call to cancel operations today. Then I got me a donut and a cup of coffee and made it back to the house. Within the hour, reports of multiple crashes on the roads began pouring in. I think I made the right call. I am a safety professional, after all.

Now, with a cup of coffee on my left and my sleeping pets at my feet, I'm prepared to watch it snow out the window, monitor work emails and get a few projects done. I may catch me a cat nap this afternoon, since I woke up way too early.

Tomorrow the Christmas holiday begins, and I haven't wrapped a single present. A couple of them still haven't come in, and probably won't until after the holiday (that's okay.) I'll start wrapping tonight. I think I'll make some soup and a loaf of bread for dinner tonight, since I'm sure as heck not going anywhere.

I hope you, Kind Reader, don't have to go out either. I also hope your holidays are safe and filled with family, friends and good food. May the blessings of the Universe and the peace of the season be with you and yours.

Stay curious, always!


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