It's been a busy week, stuffed with a ton of dance, a lot of teaching, and a fever that took a few days to go away. It was nice to have this morning off to get some grading done, and even better when I run across little drawings from my students:
I have to run out eventually, but when you wake up to a temp of -17 and a windchill between -30 and -40, it's nice to not leave the house for awhile. :)
Instead, I've got coffee, some climbing magazines, lesson planning for Composition, and trying to plan some meals for the next few days. I've been running around so much lately that I haven't had time to cook, relying instead on Mac & Cheese, eating out, or (like last night) toast and dipping soft shell tortillas in guacamole. This morning I opened the fridge and realized that my breakfast was either going to be slices of cheese (no bread), sunflower seed butter (on... more tortillas?), or a red pepper (what am I supposed to do with that??). Time to make a list.
Tomorrow is the Climbing Competition at Vertical Endeavors, which means I'll be there at 8 am to help set up, clean up, and get climbers checked in. Tonight, however, is when the real work gets done. I'm heading down around 4 to climb every one of the 47 new routes to help rate them for the competition. This is called "fore-running"- I can tell the setters if a route is harder or easier than it's supposed to be, and help find the order that the routes should be numbered in for difficulty. And at 5'4'', I'm a good person for testing to make sure big moves on hard routes aren't too big for shorter climbers. If I can climb it, there can't be any complaining that the moves are too far apart. :)
I'm excited to go climb tonight, but right now I'm enjoying not running around in this chilly, chilly air.
Time to go get Albert to stop licking the windows... stupid cat...