It's been cold here (low 30's) and a wintry mix has been falling for about a day and a half with more to come. Many people continue to work right on through it, but not me.
Fortunately, my schedule is flexible enough that we've been on a mini-staycation INSIDE THE HOUSE. Church services were canceled last night due to potentially hazardous road conditions. The flipped car I saw in a news article convinced me we did the right thing.
In celebration of the commission checks coming in this month, I treated Jennifer to pizza at her favorite place today. Appetizers, salads, drinks and pizza. It was fun and it's a local chain that we really enjoy.
My Google news feed must customize itself based on the articles I click, which is maddening because I'd rather have fairly random stuff come through instead of a steady diet of things I'm already reading about. On that note, the allegations of abuse connected with the Catholic church continue to pour forth and the scope widens even to the nuns now. I'm not a Catholic, but the whole thing leaves a terrible taste in everyone's mouth and taints all of those who adhere to the Christian faith. On a purely human level, the victims deserve better than a half-hearted inquiry, councils and prayer gatherings in Chicago. I watched a heartbreaking video of a woman who confided the details of her father's abuse to a nun, who in turn, took advantage of her trust and vulnerability and groomed her as her own personal intimate lover. Where is the nun now? Still being fed and housed by her religious order with restriction from public ministry being her heaviest punishment. The order and the victim agreed to a financial settlement, but the victim continues to suffer.
Speaking of my Google news feed, it also shows me articles about a video game called Fortnight as well as others in which I have absolutely no interest. I'm not sure how they came to be included in the mix. I simply must search through the settings and see if I can't find a little more variety.
I'm excited about the new year and feel energized to tackle a few things that need to be done. The end of the year was rather depressing in many ways, although I thoroughly enjoyed time away with the extended "tribe" in Branson.
The kids are arguing about something and someone is crying, gotta go.