Today, all the public/parochial schools in our district were closed due to “excessive wind chill”. They were closed yesterday, too. The temps were around 8-10 degrees F but I guess with the wind it felt like -10F. Or -15F. I don’t think you can really tell the difference, once you’re that cold. And hoo boy, it was cold. Symphonette was canceled for tonight, coincidentally, since the local schools were closed.
We had already made plans to meet my friend, G, at the Salem Community Center today. I almost canceled, but decided to brave the elements and keep our date. The kids have been cooped up for weeks on end due to the winter weather, and a couple hours of gymnastics/swimming a week just ain’t cutting it. We all feel and perform better when we’re physically active. On to Salem we went.
While I did freeze my figurative butt off getting there, it was a great way to spend a wintry day. The pools at the SCC are warmish enough that we hung out for about 3 hours, swimming and playing. A few other kids came and went while we were there, so the girls made friends and played a very long game of Marco Polo. And now we know of a neat place to go when we’ve been stuck indoors and need to burn off some energy.