We were supposed to get snow last night, but all we got was a drizzly rain that caused roads to freeze this morning. Most of the schools around here had a two hour delay, but Wesley goes to a charter school and they operate independently, and no one, I guess, saw the wisdom in delaying. Soooo, on the way to school, we hit an icy patch, scary but no big deal, until we got to the bottom of the hill and saw an over turned truck. Not the best way to start the morning. After I dropped Wes off, I went another way thinking it would be less icy, nope! another overturned car at the first intersection I came to. Creeped on down the road, had to go to the Artscenter to get my stuff out of the kiln. I thought we were getting snow yesterday and my kiln is outside, so I thought TAC would be a better option. I was in a rush to meet Gerry so I unloaded still very warm pots and tossed them quickly into my tub of styrofoam peanuts, and yep, you guessed it, the peanuts promtly melted to the pots. Not the little test tile pots that I don't care about either. Just the ones that I burnished twice, put three layers of terra sig on (burnished between each coat) and had thrown and trimmed so carefully. Those are the ones the peanuts melted on! Good news is that when the pots cooled the peanuts pretty much peeled right off, there are just a couple of places that hopefully will melt off in the saggar fire. I know you folks in Cananda and Alaska must get a good laugh at all the southern chatter about snow and ice, but honestly the system just shuts down here with ice. No one can drive in it and the road crews don't have the proper equipment to get to all the roads. I am so ready for summer!!!! and I think I have a little spring fever because yesterday I worked out some new designs for garden items, lanterns and herb markers, stuff like that. I need some thoughts of warm gardens right now!