Going Local

Here I am with minutes to spare before 9am, standing on “my perch” here on the 7 local. The subway car is relatively full but I am not being crowded on any side so I’m happy. My eyelids are heavy with sleep (I’d have my eyes closed, drifting in and out of light sleep if I were seated) but I am desperately trying to stay awake. Happy Monday, I guess.

The snowstorm that threatens other parts of the coast hardly made its presence felt on my side of the corridor. The grass isn’t even matted with white — just spots here and there. The weather forecast is more rain with a possible mix of light now tonight but no storms. Angel will be fine.

Sunday Rain

I started hearing the pitter-patter of rain around an hour ago (around ten-ish) and I just looked out the window and everything is wet outside.  Now I just read from Accuweather that we’re actually expecting some snow.

It doesn’t bode well for a week that starts with no express service on the 7 train (due to some construction) which means a 30-45 minute subway ride compared to the usual 15-20 on the faster line.  I cannot afford not to show up at work tomorrow because the boss returns to the office after almost a week of business travel, and I don’t really know if I will see her again the rest of the week before she takes some time off in conjunction with the Martin Luther King holiday.  So I am planning to go to work come what may.  I am, however, debating about whether or not we should keep Angel at home instead of risking him and my mother-in-law battling the elements at the end of the day.

If the forecast holds, the snow is going to come any moment now.   (It’s 8 mintues to midnight.)  There is a possibility, though, that I might be able to leave work early tomorrow.  “Early” will mean much earlier because again, the commute home will no longer be just an hour but slight longer now.  (Will I brave it with the R train?  Decisions, decisions…)

Meanwhile, I’ve been soaking up “Maging Sino Ka Man Book 1” before I get myself involved with Book 2.  It helps me to keep in touch with Manila-based entertainment, and so far, I get my showbiz fix just watching episode after episode.  I’m taking my time.  No sense in rushing through it.  

It’s been a productive weekend.  I managed to compose several scrapbook layouts I printed out before the weekend, and I can say with pride that my Belgium Scrapbook is taking shape.  I am not even halfway through yet, but it gives me a sense of fulfillment when I see my memories on paper and I get to relive the joy and adventure all over again by looking at those pages.

My bed beckons.. I have an early day tomorrow.  Guess we’re up for another cold week.. just when I thought spring was sending feelers early.