There was snow on the ground this morning. I asked myself, "Should I ride my bike to the gym?" "Will the gym even be open?" No one at the gym speaks English, so a phone call would have been useless. I had been dealing with a head cold for a couple of days, so I decided to take advantage of the snowy conditions and have some more rest. After cutting up some vegetables and placing them, along with the simmered beef I'd cooked yesterday, in a pot and simmering them until the vegetables were soft, I turned off the stove, covered the pot, and returned to my bed to rest a couple of hours.