Sunday, January 31, 2010

winter wonderland

We are surrounded by snow! Here in NC, we don't normally get this much, but it started snowing Friday night and continued on into Saturday. About 7 inches, I think, for our yard.

I wasn't sure what would happen with school tomorrow. I teach at a charter school that doesn't have buses, so sometimes we don't get the days off the county does. But we got the call tonight that school is closed for tomorrow because of rotten road conditions.

Wanna know why they are so bad? Here in Greensboro, they have just restored the famous February 1 Sit-in Woolworth's store that is downtown and made it into a civil rights museum, with the Grand Opening to be tomorrow. With ceremonies and dignitaries and such. Lots of big deal people and a snowstorm.

So the city spent more time cleaning out downtown this time, and less time on roads around the city, leaving a very dangerous driving situation and such. I don't blame them, cause this thing is a big deal for our city, but it makes it hard to get to the store, you know?!

I put on Facebook that I viewed tomorrow's snow day as a personal gift from up above, since God knows I could use a mental health day, and it feels like that. You might be able to tell from my posts that I have been down lately, carrying a heavy load. And that's how I feel, like there's a weight on my back that isn't letting up. Headaches, sickness, sadness; it all gets to me after awhile and piles up on me. This bonus day off is a chance to breathe and rest. I look forward to some quiet time. And maybe some Gilmore time. We'll see. I have a book around here somewhere that I can't find that I really want to read...maybe I'll go on a treasure hunt.

Well, I hope you all enjoy your snow day, if you have one, and leave me a comment if you do! What do you like to do on a snow day?


Jamie said...

What's a snow day???

Rita said...

I am so glad that you have a snow day tomorrow. I know what it is like to need a break and sure sounds like you do. We too love Gilmore Girls. Enjoy, drink hot chocolate and keep warm all day.

Alison said...

Yay for mental health days. I hope tomorrow is peaceful for you and provides you the time to recharge.
It's nice to be without expectation on snow days. You can't really go anywhere, so you may as well make the most of being holed up.
We like snow days around here for many reasons, but for me, it's because snow really gets Caroline out to play. I didn't see her much at all today because she was busy playing in the snow. Not that I don't want to see her; it's just nice for her and her friends to get some fresh air and exercise. We spend too much inside during the winter.

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