Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day in New England

I was lucky to get an early morning text wake-up call that schools were closed due to snow. I really didn't think as I fell asleep last night that I would be off today. What a welcome surprise this icy mixed bag of precep this is. Snow Days are always fun even when you are the teacher. We love them just as much as our students. We listen to all their superstitious methods of ensuring that snow does fall, in copious amounts, or at least enough to cancel school.

Lion, Wizard

Lion, Mystery


Now how did that snow dance go again, I tried to remember the steps. They did say to turn my pajamas inside out. In any event, whatever they did last night worked, as I reaped the benefits by sleeping late. I am enjoying the day catching up on some reading surrounded by four lazy couch potato sleeping greyhounds, and two black cats purring in a synchronized purring duet.

This is the second snow in Connecticut, as Saturday we had a winter wonderland snowfall in the style of Dr. Zhivago. This snowstorm is the messy kind, and probably won't be around long. Its a cold, raw, icy, gloomy day but I'm all smiles because for now time has slowed down, a restful break in the hectic holiday pace is a gift to be grateful for.

I hope everyone has sometime to slowdown this holiday season and enjoy the simple things life has to give you. It really makes a big difference in restoring the body's energy balance. Peace to all.


Ti said...

Tell me, if a school is closed for a snow day, do the students and staff have to make-up that day at the end of the year?

I always thought it would be totally cool to have snow days, but not if it means extending the year.

wisteria said...

Well, they are not free days. We do have to make them up at the end of the year. However, it is always fun to get a surprise day day off out of the blue. There is a limit one wants to go to school until July. LOL

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The "kids" look adorable!!!

Literary Feline said...

That is a nice surprise! I love the photos of the dogs. They are so beautiful. It sounds like you had a great day.

Darlene said...

We never have snow days here. We got a foot and a half of snow the other day and we still keep going. Crazy business considering how bad the roads get. Love all the pics!

wisteria said...

Rhapsody...Wait till you see them in their new coats. LOL
Literary...I had a great day, reading, writing, catching up. thanks
Dar....They cancel because of the steep hills and valleys. Rough country in these hills. LOL

serendipity_viv said...

YOu must have my snow, because we sure don't have any! Just once it would be nice to experience a white Christmas.

Ladytink_534 said...

Brr! It looks like they need sweaters!

The Bookworm said...

awwww....they look too cute!
we had a snow day this past week as well.