Snow Day, Near Philadelphia
Last night Facebook was full of people working various charms to assure a snow day: turning their 'jamas inside out, putting a spoon under the pillow, a new one -- putting ice in the toilet (leading to the question "tank or bowl?" and the inevitable fear of doing the wrong one), and the old standard snow dance (rather beautifully choreographed, in print, anyway, by the Lower School music teacher). I went so far as to vow to make a Gift For No Occasion today for someone at school, should we be blessed with the day.
When the phone rang at 5:38, the news was excellent: None of this two-hour delay business, but a full closure! Looking outside, one wonders why -- the streets are cleared and it has begun to melt. But no matter.
I made a nice hot breakfast for he who went out right away with the snowblower, put the first load in the laundry, and am heading downstairs to sew for as much of the day as I can. I joined a PIF on Facebook; the first handmade item is finished and the second well on its way. But the very first thing I'm going to do is make the Gift For No Occasion for someone at school! Stay tuned!