Snow Day(s)

December 21, 2009

Yesterday, I woke up, rolled out of bed, and checked my email. There was an email from our church alerting us that, due to the crazy snow storm that had rolled in overnight, church would be canceled. Here it was, seven thirty in the morning, and we suddenly had absolutely zero obligations or places to be.

I never got dressed yesterday; I spent the entire day in my pajamas, and it was delightful. I made blueberry muffins and put stew in the crockpot. I finished three books.

Then, in the early evening, I went into the bedroom and saw the red light on my cell phone flashing that I had missed a call and received a voicemail. I listened to the voice on the message identify itself as the assistant superintendent for my school district and announce that, due to the snow, school on Monday was canceled. “Repeat, school on Monday, December 21st has been canceled.”

Since I went to school in Las Vegas where snow basically never happens (except last year when it delayed our trip to Vegas by a day), this is my very first snow day ever. If that’s not a lovely way to kick off the week of Christmas, well, I don’t know what is.

Today, I may muster my strength and scrape off the car so I can go return my Redbox movie and check out “Julie & Julia.” I also am dangerously close to being out of Honey Nut Cheerios, so you can see why I need to leave the house. I also have library books that are due.

Poor Bart waited in vain for a similar snow day call from his office. Alas, he was forced to brave the snow and walk to the T stop.

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  • Reply Ashley and Dave December 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Ohhh. Poor Bart. I watched Julie and Julia yesterday and didnt love it. It dragged on and I kept looking at the clock thinking, how long have I been watching this movie!

  • Reply Melanie December 21, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Isn't it fun?! We have a snow day today too. And the best part is that it has stopped snowing and the roads are actually pretty clear, so I can make it out to the library and Redbox. You're right, this is the beginning of a great week.

    PS: This makes day 3 of pajama pants!

  • Reply Becky December 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    WOW! Two in a ROW??? I'm curious how they cancelled school the day before? That just doesn't happen in SNOW Hampshire. 😉 I'm glad you enjoyed your quiet day yesterday. AND it was so good to meet you!

  • Reply ellen December 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    It's your lucky week!!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader December 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Lucky you! Snow days are great.

  • Reply emandtrev December 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    That is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas week, indeed! Enjoy it! I really want to see Julie & Julia too…

  • Reply Jess December 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Oh, that sucks for Bart! I'm glad you get to enjoy a snow day, though, at least.

  • Reply hollyhs December 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    sounds delightful! i thought julie and julia was very cute. enjoy your day!

  • Reply Alison Stewart December 21, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    ohhh-3 books….sounds so wonderful!

  • Reply Packrat December 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Reply Jenny December 22, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Snow days are equally great as a grown-up! (You got your church notification via email?!–we're still on the old fashioned phone tree system over here…)
    Happy Christmas Week!

  • Reply Bean December 22, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Oh how I want a snow day!

    Sounds like a great two days!

  • Reply McCulloch Moments December 22, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    We only have ice days here, I can't imagine a true snow day! What did you think of Julia & Julia?

  • Reply Ashley and Danny G December 22, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    In Dallas we get "ice days" and the entire city shuts down.
    It's so nice to cuddle up and watch movies and
    work from the comfort of my couch! So jealous of you!!

  • Reply heidikins December 22, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Sad day for Bart–awesome day for you! :o)


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