This morning when I took Caleb to seminary, it was 45 degrees outside. It was so warm yesterday that most of the snow on my lawn finally melted. Right now, it is about 20 degrees, snowing, and the wind is blowing. There is actually a blizzard warning lasting until tonight. Why, oh, why can't it just stay in the 40's? Yes, I know, it is January, I live in Iowa, blah, blah, blah. I know Idaho just got pounded, did you folks down south get the same storm? On top of the lousy weather, I think I am coming down with the flu. Everybody in my house except Alyssa has been sick. I was hoping to escape but the fact that I have been sleeping next to a sicko and the fact that my sick boys spent the day sleeping and lounging around on my side of the bed probably didn't help. I really shouldn't complain. My family has been very healthy. This is the first time any of us has been sick in over a year. I consider my family's health to be one of the greatest blessings of my life. It just makes being sick feel so much worse.
Other than that, everything is great in Iowa. I haven't seen a political ad in nearly a month or had to listen to a big city politician try to empathize with small town Iowans (really, what does Romney or Clinton, or any of the others for that matter, know about small town America?).