2.21.2008

Surprise Snow Day!

My alarm had already gone off and I was in bed, thinking about how I really didn't feel like getting up when the phone rang. The phone only rings that early in the morning at our house for one reason: Snow Day!!

Based on the weather reports last night, the freezing rain/sleet/snow wasn't supposed to hit 'til this afternoon. I was dreading the drive home today and halfway hoping that they'd call school off for tomorrow. Today, though, was a snow day that occurred without me actually NOT having to do the traditional "Snow Day Dance."

Unfortunately, the motions of "Snow Day Dance" are a secret, carefully guarded by a few teachers across the world, so I can't really divulge what that would look like. You'd be amazed at how similar it is to the "Rain Dance" that lifeguards often perform on cloudy days.

Anyway, after watching the news to verify that my district was indeed among the closed, I rolled over and went back to sleep. I am currently in the process of baking chocolate chip cookies, except I'm using M&M's because Walgreens doesn't carry chocolate chips. Bastards.

I did get to use my fancy-schmancy Kitchenaid Bowl Mixer for the first time to mix the dough; I got it for Christmas and haven't had the time/energy/motivation to bake anything that I would need it for until today. Let me just tell you: That mixer freakin' rocks.

Plans for the rest of the day include doing some scrapbooking, playing some Guitar Hero, taking a nap, getting take-out from Chevy's for dinner, and watching American Idol.

Life is good.

8 comments:

Blogarita said...

I wish we still had Chevy's here, but they've all closed down. :(

Glad you enjoyed your day!

rosemary said...

No Chevy's or Ford's in Idaho....we barely just got a Taco Bell. Sounds like you had a good day....you deserve it and so does Sparky. We are at the point where the school districts have to figure out how to make up for all of the snow days that have happened. AI is on now...I don't like but a few this year so far.

Diana said...

Sounds like a great day for you. You'll probably have tomorrow off too. Nothing like having a 5 day weekend....YOU SUCK! ;o) Unfortunately, I don't get snow days....cause all those people that have snow days decide they still need their money...LOL!

Summer said...

Life is good. I'm off for February break plus we had a snow day the week before. When a snow day may be imminent the students do several things, sleep with jammies inside out, put a spoon in the freezer and other weird things. I don't know who thinks that up.

Ari said...

Snow Day Elation is one of the finer emotions known to teaching humankind. We didn't have one this year, but the good thing about that is that we will get that extra day back, so it will become the Good Friday Dance.

Caroline Bender said...

man, oh man, are you ever livin the dream.
Have a happy monday

Dave Morris said...

For a small bribe I will be happy to describe the Snow Day Dance to you. I've witnessed it. It isn't pretty...

Amandarama said...

I want a Kitchen Aid mixer. I am jealous.