Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All Hail the God of Snow Days

A snow day is a rare, rare thing in my world. One, I live in a place where snow in massive amounts just doesn't happen all that frequently (which, because I'm a cranky grown-up who despises having to clear off her car and/0r to drive in snow, I have to say is an improvement on my hometown of Cleveland and an improvement on the Northeast, where I went to grad school). Two, although this place, not having the frequent massive snows, doesn't do terribly well with dealing with snow in any amount, the president of my university is from the upper midwest. Let's just say he doesn't often believe that a storm is "worthy" of a snow day, even if every area school is canceled and students won't be able to attend their classes either because they can't get out of their rural driveways or because they have to stay home to deal with childcare stuff or whatever.

But last night, I prayed - prayed - for a snow day. Dude. I need to catch up. On reading, on napping, on things like figuring out my grade book for the semester (for we are in week three), research for my upcoming conference paper, working on my revise and resubmit. I've been working like a maniac, and just one extra day, I thought, would be the thing to get me back on track.

My prayers, my friends, were answered. The world is a winter wonderland - one which I can enjoy by looking out the window. Now, I think I'll have some coffee and some breakfast, and then take a snow-day authorized nap. Yay!!!!!

6 comments:

gwinne said...

Oh, yes, I love snow days! Except now what happens is that LG doesn't have school but I do...

Belle said...

I'm enjoying an ice day; little snow, but what is coming down is changing into black ice under a coat of white stuff. And no classes... bliss indeed.

Ann said...

Enjoy! I am envious. We got snow yesterday, but out here it's always very dry, and it wasn't in sufficient amounts to slow things down. It's arctic cold out here too, so our little dusting will likely stick around until later this week.

I grew up in Toledo--I don't know if you're old enough to remember those epic Great Lakes storms of 1977 and 1978, but they were signal events of my childhood! (You were probably still a toddler when I was an elementary-schooler.)

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David said...

Beware the Great White Death will get you . . . a snow day.

k8 said...

I hope the kitties are keeping you warm!

Bardiac said...

I'm consumed with jealousy. We've had one snow day since I've been here, and a couple of additional days when night sessions were cancelled for freezing rain. I swear, 20 below and people here think it's reasonable to leave the house and go to work. Just wrap your kids up well, and we'll delay starting grammar school by half an hour. Tough folks here.