Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Valentine's Day Blizzard

There's something nice about a blizzard in the middle of a work week. 2 days of work.. day off... 2 more days of work and then the weekend is here. They are talking 2-3 feet of snow around these hills. Normally we've already had 3 feet of snow on the ground. We have had 3 inches. All.
Winter.Long. I love the quiet that comes with the snow. I enjoy going out and shoveling. Because I have a bad back, I have discovered that if I go out every hour or two (depending on how fast the snow is falling) then shoveling smaller amounts of snow beats shoveling it all at once. It's kind of like mowing the lawn and raking. No one bothers you while you do it.

Our school districts in the region have this thing about "calling" a snow day until the actual day. So instead of doing what 120 other schools have done already and called the day off... we will be awakened by the phone ringing at 5:20am. Last time we had a delay I actually went back to sleep because I didn't feel good. Now that DH operates on the same schedule as we do, I don't HAVE to get up with him on snow days. I enjoy staying up after the call comes. The house is nice and quiet before the kids wake up and I like starting my morning slow and easy. It's a rare occurrence during the school year and something I treasure.

Hopefully it won't be awful cold out (I hear otherwise though) and the kids will get some time out to play. I haven't had good kid/snow photos in a few years. PTO will be cancelled. Steel Drums will be cancelled. So long as the power holds out I can't think of a better way to spend a Wednesday right now that cozy at home with my family. I'll post some photos tomorrow.

1 comment:

Awesome Abby said...

We are to get some snow tonight...just a dusting, but probably enough to close things down around here. of course, my stinking boss just comes to get me when that happens, so, yeah...no free days around here. blah.