Portland woke up to an inch or two of pretty, powdery snow! In the afternoon it started turning toward freezing rain, and the university just notified us they’ll open two hours late tomorrow, at ten. Good job, weather, at stretching out the holiday that last little bit.
I decided to walk to the community center and do my run on the treadmill. And, since I had to carry my running clothes anyway, why not carry a swimsuit and visit the pool and hot tub afterward? This turned out to be a great plan. The ellipticals were full, but I was the only one treadmilling. I called Sanguinity when I had two miles left to go, and she joined me for the pool part. There were empty lanes in the lap pool! The changing rooms weren’t all wet, because almost all the kids were playing in the snow instead of swimming! We didn’t even have to wait to go down the water slide! And there was plenty of room in the hot tub to stretch out, while looking out at the fir trees.
It’s also a good day to curl up and read Yuletide stories. Two I enjoyed from kidlit fandoms:
- This American Life episode 141: A Whole New World. (Transcript) “Today on our radio program, we have three stories of people stepping from one world, the only world they’ve ever known, into an entirely new world.” Interviews with Steve Rogers (Captain America), Hermione Granger, and Susan Pevensie. I especially loved what Susan had to say!
- (Not) Like Uber but for Babysitting The Baby-Sitters Club, grown up and starting up.