On the plus side, the weather has been cooperative for someone who wants to be trapped behind a computer. This has been a wicked winter! I am not a fan of cold. With that being said, I did venture out into the Chiberian cold to visit the Community Crisis Center, where I had a fascinating discussion with my new friend, Ruth. And the Executive Director, Gretchen. Thanks, ladies! Otherwise, I've been firmly planted behind my computer creating Cinda's world.
Chiberia is the coined phrase for the Siberian-type weather we are experiencing in and around Chicago (as well as across a big chunk of the Midwest). With my "dedicated writing week" at an end, I'm now faced with having to go out into the arctic climes. Can I just say I'm not amused? At some point, cold is cold and it doesn't matter what the temperature is. Subzero ceases to impress. Don't get me wrong - I'm all about the PSAs that say don't go out in this (although not all of us have that luxury). It isn't something to be taken lightly. The weather is making national headlines and has wreaked havoc.
And so my friends, keep warm. Watch out for black ice (which doesn't melt when the temperatures are this severe). Stay safe. Curl up with a book to ride out mother nature's temper tantrum (one of mine ought to warm you some!)
|Chicago at -2 copyright Scott Kleinberg|