Very long day. Woke up with a gunky eye, and ended up with a diagnosis of conjunctivitis. It isn't too bad during the day, but I will start the meds for it tomorrow so it clears up.
Had the holiday / birthday party tonight, which was a lot of fun. We put together a handful of songs, and read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which was so much fun. The songs were really good, and the play went very well. One of our friends even used his song in the middle of the play to propose to his girlfriend, which was very exciting and well received.
Made macaroni and cheese (my daughter's favorite) and meatloaf, as well as wassail. Quite a few recipes to juggle while also hosting the party, singing, playing instruments, and reading. At the end of it it was about eleven o'clock, and I was extremely tired but got out on the road for a quick mile to keep the streak alive. Freezing fog made that interesting, as there was lots of black ice.
It's going to be a rough couple of days down here. Cold enough to get ice everywhere, but not cold enough for it to snow, so there's also a steady rainfall. When this happens, the whole world looks to be coated in glass, and it's wicked slippery. Not slippery enough to warrant the use of my spikes, though. It's a dilemma for sure. I may actually dig out my old YakTrax things, and wrap them around my shoes. Even without all the spikes, the rubber on those manages to give a bit more texture and traction.
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