I've learned that, for the greatest chance of being presentable at work, you should apply your mascara at work AFTER your morning bike ride through the sleet. There was a big smudge on my cheek as I arrived, and the rest of my makeup was just about to slide down my face.
Fortunately I brought some makeup with me and salvaged what I could. Lesson learned.
The ride back tonight was pretty enjoyable. It was around 39 degrees and felt great after the first few blocks. I met Nathan about half way home because we needed to be home a little earlier tonight. The ice is almost melted and I only had to brace myself once to go over a little patch. The rest of the week should be warmer so I think we are through the toughest part.