snow day

The night before you sit close to the t.v. and watch the school names scrolling across the bottom of the screen. If you're lucky, your school starts with an A or a B, and it comes early in the list. If you're not lucky your go to "Warsaw High School" or something of that sort. It is perfect when you see your school's name on the 6 o'clock news, even the 10 o'clock, and know you can stay up late. Other days though you have to force yourself to bed, taking a look at the forecast one last time.

You have a very fitful night of sleep, tossing and turning, knowing you need to sleep in case you do in fact have school in the morning, but wondering too much to actually stay asleep. You wake up at 2:30 and take a peek outside. Much to your dismay there is nothing to show for the snow that is supposed to be on its way. However, you persevere and wake up early and check the t.v. or the messages. Finally to see your school's name with: Canceled. Instead of staying up to celebrate you crawl back under the warmth of your covers, and now find the most comfortable position that had been eluding you all night. You turn off your alarm clock, wondering how you ever will yourself up at a time like this. You sigh, a peaceful, happy sigh, and as you drift back to sleep you whisper up a prayer, "Thank you for allowing me to be a teacher."


Okay, so it went something like that last night. A few minor changes were as follows:

- I did wake up at 2:30 and see there was no snow.
- I did get the call at 6 a.m. that said "No school today."
- However, I peeked out the window again at 6 a.m. and all I could do was laugh. I was looking at the same scene I had seen at 2:30. Nothing. Not a flake in the air or on the ground. However, snow was still in our forecast and being in Kentucky, we had to take serious precautions.
- I did crawl back in bed and think all of those things.
- I woke up at 10 and looked outside again. We had accumulated about 1/2" to an 1" of snow. Good thing they made the call.


It is currently still snowing. I know most of my "readers" have had A LOT of snow recently, so please don't chastise me when I say that I think it beautiful and it finally feels like winter here. Last year I was still waiting for winter in April! I know it won't last long, and although I don't want to go to school in June, a few days will certainly not hurt. I know I am just coming off of a very nice 2 week Christmas vacation, and it is true that I would prefer snow days in the long month of February that seems to have no end, but I will gladly take it!

I do want to be slightly productive today though, so I am brewing some coffee [the sweet nectar of life] and then will grade, and hopefully clean out my closets. It may be ambitious for a snow day, but with this "WINTER STORM" we're having we may not have snow tomorrow either!

1 comment:

Barb said...

My kids would REJOICE if they called off school with snow in the forecast!! We have an igloo in our yard and you can barely see our mailbox because of the huge drift it's sitting in. I think I'm moving to Kentucky...