1. Daughter #3, Audrey, turns twenty today! She's having a very happy day and I'm glad. A Todd Rundgren song goes through my head with the line, "The days and the years will go streaking by, but the time has stopped within my dream."
I've shared this before, but it's a favorite of mine so I'll share it again : )
2. We expected a snow covered landscape by morning, we expected school closings, we expected to stay in and read all day, and perhaps cook a pot of soup. It's nice when everything goes as expected.
3. Poor starling has flown down the chimney and pecks at the metal door for escape. I use gloves to pull out the bird, but the one I "saved" has long expired. I can't reach the live one, so Tess and I call our neighbor friends to help us. We get the bird released into the basement and then the four of us wave arms and shoo it out the door. We all give ourselves a pat on the back for our success.