And then my face hurt from the cold rain that hit it, which was momentarily vexing and then immediately terrifying as I stepped into the parking lot, which was doubling for the evening as a skating rink. Slid over to the car and found it too was covered in ice. And of course, I drove us there, because guess who didn't check the weather report because why would she think she needed to, that's right, this gal. Do you know how many days this winter I have stayed home specifically to avoid any chance of driving in these exact conditions. Much less these conditions after dark.
Obviously, I made it home okay -- I took back roads, went slow, and the temp was still hovering around the freezing point so it definitely could have been icier than it was -- but still, I would prefer to never have to do that again. As I only semi-joked to Chris, "this is why my earliest reported date for test-scoring availability is not January 2nd."