Wednesday, February 9, 2011
by Alice Anders
from Wendy Lyn Watson's Mysteries a la Mode
Today isn't a regular day for the Dalliance, Texas contingent to post on this blog, but I'm soooo bored. Dickerson U cancelled classes today--for the fifth time this semester--because of snow and ice.
We put up with the godawful horrible heat of Texas summers specifically so we can gloat about our winters. And then mother nature throws us days on end of sub-freezing temperatures, sleet, snow, ice ...
I suppose for folks up north, the glossing of ice on our highways would be no big deal. But we don't have snow plows or salt spreaders ... or even salt, really. My mama was joking that we should sprinkle bacon on the roads, since we have plenty of that. Maybe she's on to something?
Anyway, here I am, stuck at home again. Mama's upstairs practicing karaoke in front of her bureau mirror. Aunt Tally is canoodling with her new boyfriend in the den, where the TV is. Grandma Peachy is visiting, and she just shooed me out of the kitchen because I kept stealing bits of cookie dough from the bowl. I'm all caught up on my reading for class, I've already read the stack of novels on my bedside table, and I lost my MP3 player last week.
I'm going to lose my mind.
What should I do? Any suggestions? How's the weather in your neck of the woods?