I know I just wrote a post a few hours ago, but too much seriousness so far to start the week. Health insurance, how boring. They say we’re going to have an ice storm. I look outside, but so far see nothing. I keep telling people, no, this weather is unusual. It’s never snowed this much, ever, but I recall saying the same about how cold it was last winter, how hot it was last summer. Maybe this is the norm now. I hope not. I worried about how Claudine would fare during the winter when the school year first started. Maybe it was a lot to expect a kid who just got out of the stroller in June to walk three quarters of a mile each way to school just a few months later. But surprisingly for just having turned 4, she has done well, keeping up with the older kids on the walk to school, being a trooper through rain, snow, and supposedly tomorrow, freezing rain. She’s tough. She’s from Brooklyn. She can tell stories one day about how her parents made her walk miles to school in blizzard conditions and all kinds of inclement weather when she was but a mere lass of 4.