"Good Morning! Due to inclement weather Evergreen Public Schools will be closed . . . "
My groggy mind instantly kicked into wake up mode! A snow day! Oh boy!
David asked, "Who was that?"
"Evergreen Public Schools. That's the first time they've ever called to let us know. It was snowing a little when I went to bed, but I figured it would be gone by now."
David promptly drifted back to sleep, but I laid there, wide awake, and wondering what it was doing outside. Shrugging into my robe, I grabbed my slippers and my camera. I had to go see for myself.
|I know. I agree! Not much of a snow day in my mind, either!!|
The footprints are from last night when my neighbor walked over for a chat.
I walked out and put my toe in the snowy slush, listening to the steady dripping from the eaves. Once again, my district had made the call too early . . . a two hour late start would have been perfect! Now we will be making up the day, but this snow isn't any fun for the kids to play in, and there isn't enough of it!
For all my blogging friends who get real snow in the winter, I'm sure you're laughing at our piddly dab. But, you have to see it in context. We rarely get enough snow to even stick on the ground, so we also have few snowplows, and few folks have traction devices. (Not that we'd need either to get around today!) I guess for the safety of novice snow drivers, the school districts in our area often err on the side of caution. And to be pitifully honest, many of us get downright giddy with the prospect of any white stuff, likely a left over from the two times during my childhood I remember having enough to actually play in!
While I slightly resent the idea of giving up a day in June for this, I will look on the bright side and accept this gift of a bonus day at home. David just left for work, at his regular time of 5:20 AM, so I have a few hours to read, putter and hang out with Nikki by the stove. I may even do something productive . . . but, maybe not!
Thank you to everyone who supportively responded to my recent post about"Losing It". I've tried to remember to acknowledge your comments when I read latest blogs, but sometimes I forgot! I always appreciate the love and encouragement I receive from my dear blogging friends. What a privilege and honor it is to be considered important in your busy lives.