Sally left for work this morning. Then my younger daughter left for school. Then my older daughter left for work. Then my younger daughter came home. She’d been standing at her bus stop for 10 minutes with two other students when a lady drove by and informed them that school had been cancelled. School officials had decided that it was too cold (-12 with wind chills of -30) for kids to walk to school. That would have been fine, but as it turned out she spent a lot more time waiting for the bus that didn’t come than she normally does when the bus is on time.
I was working at home, developing activities for a series of lessons on sanctification, when I had a sudden inspiration — since my daughter was home, for lunch we should do one of the activities on our Fun Times with My Daughter list. We chose the first one: Eat a meal at Jimmy John’s and dessert at Dairy Queen. That didn’t sound like much of an adventure by itself, but doing it on the coldest day in 11 years added a certain zing.
In Cary, the two restaurants are conveniently located in the same mall a couple miles from our house. The temperature was all the way up to -1 when we arrived.
We both bought #7s — gourmet smoked ham subs with provolone cheese, BBQ chips and fountain drinks.
From Jimmy John’s, we walked three doors east to Dairy Queen where we had to wait in line for … Well, actually, we were the first customers of the day. (I confirmed this with the guy behind the register.) My daughter ordered an Oreo Blizzard. I had a Mint Oreo Blizzard.
After serving us, the guy at the register went into the back and we never saw him again.
Here’s my daughter sneaking some of my Blizzard.
A good time was had by all, and we returned home to our regularly scheduled programming. One fun time gone, eleven to go. Stay tuned.