Jan. 11th, 2017

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Here's the thing about walkies: I don't actually like walking the dog. I committed to twice-daily walkies as a way of getting out myself and as a way of keeping Jack's hips and legs in working order since he was already considered "geriatric" (or nearly so) when I adopted him. (He was seven; he is now nine.) I take him out every morning and every evening. Sometimes, we end up cutting walkies short because it's slippery or far too cold for such nonsense, but I've never not made the attempt.

This morning, though.... I expected a little ice because we had freezing rain yesterday afternoon and I know it rained again later. I looked out the window and could see the ice. It was pretty and shiny and bright in the moonlight. And I thought to myself, "Self, you really don't want to go out there." And myself said, "Nope. Really don't. Gotta walk the dog, though." So we got harnessed up and stepped out the door...and on my second step, I nearly slid into the basement window well, and that was the end of walkies. While Jack was tromping around the backyard, I scattered salt on the walk and around the van (so I hopefully will not slide under the van when I get ready to go to work).

I am really wishing this morning that my office ever closed, but Social Services waits for no man. Or woman. Or ice storm. At least one local school system is closed -- and not one of the ones that usually closes, either. I wonder if the superintendent is jumping up and down in his pajamas yelling, "Frist!!1!" I could, of course, take a personal day, but I've only got the one, and I always feel a bit ridiculous taking time off due to the weather when I live so close to the building.

Besides, it's supposed to be warm enough today that by lunchtime everything will be fine.

I'm feeling particularly tired this morning. I'm not sure why.

Just checked the closings again, in a vain hope that I wouldn't have to go to work. More of the local schools are now listed, but no businesses. How come adults don't get a reprieve? It's not fair.

I don't like being an adult. Waaaaaaaaa.
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