the only thing better than waking up to a snow day
is waking up to a snow day i didn’t know was coming.
this morning i rolled out of bed, get all dressed for work, got the dog up and down the stairs (she’s getting older so we have to be a little careful, now), and went to open the back door for her, only to discover 8 inches of snow were blocking the door and plenty more still coming down. i was totally caught off guard. we haven’t been paying attention to the weather lately, so we had no idea anything was even close. i ran straight back to the phone and called the school weather hotline, and – glory be! – the college is closed!*
it’s not unlike waking up on a day off expecting to go to work and then remembering that i’m not. it’s amazing how productive i become on these days. like now, with my first post in a couple weeks, i think, and plans to get headway on my writing, which has been largely stagnant.
i’ve got stuff to do!
but first, a bowl of steel-cut oats and some brown sugar… plus some warm and delicious fresh-made applesauce just now brought out to me! my wife is amazing.
* it’s not that i dislike teaching, by any means, but there’s always been something magical about snow days for me. yes, this throws the class schedule a bit, but i always keep a day or two as TBA to allow for such things.