Thursday, February 15, 2007

Snow Day!

I was so happy when the phone woke me on Wednesday! It was 5:10 in the morning and even before answering, I knew the reason for the ringing. Unlike most before-dawn phone calls, this was good news! The only time I was ever happier to be wakened by the phone was around 3:00 in the morning on February 1, 2006, when Sherry called to tell us of Sam's arrival.
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My niece, Susan, used to be a lifeguard as her summer job during high school and college. "Lifeguards pray for rain and thunderstorms," she told me once. Sitting up on those perches gets awfully old. People who work at schools pray for Snow Days; we also do Snow Dances, just to be sure. Snow Days are wonderful wild cards in the regular routine of classes, exams, grades, and so forth.
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"Happy Snow Day! The world is closed and so are we," said my most welcome caller. I made my calls and -- amazingly -- was able to get back to sleep! Woke again around 8:00 and made Joe a yummy breakfast when he came in from snowblowing and snow shoveling. Dorothy had given us some lemon and pecan waffle mix as a recent gift and this seemed to be just the morning to indulge. Did not venture out of the house all day, but rather spent it working on the little elephant quilt for Bill's baby granddaughter. Pieced the back, pieced the batting, pinned the sandwich and then spent literally hours tying the knots. What remains to be done is trimming the edges, piecing the binding and applying same. Picture to follow when it is finished.
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Surprisingly, the phone rang early again this morning. It was an "Open--Two Hours Late" call. "No need to get carried away," I thought, mindful off all the work on my desk. So I once again made a wonderful breakfast for He Who Shovels and came to work, arriving just 15 minutes later than my regular arrival time. It was amazing the amount of work I got done before the rest of the crew showed up. And then it was time to go over to Lower School to give the Pre-K their Valentines!
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Life is not only good, Mz. G. Some days life is pretty darned sweet.

4 comments:

computerpeach said...

glad you got to have a snow day!

LoieJ said...

They call you to let you know??? We have to watch morning TV news or listen to certain radio stations.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

And I know you enjoyed it to the fullest, can't wait to see the elephants!

Diana said...

You gotta love snow days!