Polar Vortex Party!
A polar vortex is a wide mass of swirling cold air that is usually parked in Polar Regions. Today the Polar Vortex got completely mixed up and visited the Chicago area. The temperature in Anchorage, Alaska was a balmy 32°, while we experienced temperatures of -21°, with a wind chill of -55°. Quoting the famous Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, “It isn’t a fit night out for man nor beast”.
So, if we can’t go out – we might as well have a party! And that just what we did. In spite of the cold, the sun shone brightly through the windows of the dining room. Silver and blue decorations, along with our Residents dressed in festive blue for the occasion, made for a beautiful winter wonderland.
Anna and Stan Kielar (our resident Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers) performed a beautiful dance routine to “Baby its Cold Outside”.
Some donated fur coats warmed and dressed us up.
Sr. Mary Gerard showed off her culinary skills with a beautiful cauliflower snowman.
We danced to rendition of the winter hokey pokey and had a white pompom snow ball toss.
We celebrated our January birthdays with Hostess Snoballs for dessert!
And because chocolate is always appropriate at a party, Mother Maria Christine brought out a huge box of See’s Candies (a gift sent from California) to share with everyone.
Mother Nature may be wreaking havoc outside, but when life gives us lemons – we make lemonade and of course, have a party!
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