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First Snow Day of 2010 - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
First Snow Day of 2010
Yesterday, the original plan was to have parent/teacher conferences and all of us poor teachers at work from 7:30am til 7:30pm. But then, it began to snow. It started snowing before 1st period was over and just kept going.

Before lunch, the superintendent came and asked me to post on our website that we'd be dismissing early and that parent/teacher conferences would be rescheduled for next Thursday. Yay, early dismissal!

I walked home (I like walking in the snow, even though it was blowing in my face quite a bit) and enjoyed my afternoon off. Then last night, we got a phone call that we'd be on a 2-hour delay today. So I stayed up a bit later and set my secondary alarm (which is for an hour later than usual - I always go in a bit early on 2-hour delays).

But then around 6am this morning, we got the call that school was closed. So I (and the cats) slept in until 9:30am. I love a snow day. It's a day you don't have any specific plans for (other than teaching), so you can get things done you might not usually get done.

So today I took down the Christmas tree and many of my decorations. (I'll finish tomorrow.) I shoveled my steps and walkway (someone nice on our block snow-blowed the entire sidewalk) and walked to the post office. I played Beatles Rock Band and exercised on the Wii. I watched the entire disc of Mawdryn Undead while I ate supper and then put together the dragon puzzle that elsaf gave me for Christmas. And now I'm writing this and will soon be finishing up another book for my thesis.

Snow days are a wonderful luxury. :-)

Current Music: Double Flash / Leftfield

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wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: January 9th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Snow-days really are great. You can get so much done. And goof off and still feel virtuous. :)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 9th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the goofing off while feeling virtuous is probably my favorite part. :-)
wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: January 9th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mine too. ;)
elsaf From: elsaf Date: January 9th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't get snow days... grumble...

How about posting a picture of the puzzle?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 9th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I almost did that, but that required finding a nice place to put the puzzle. I'll do it later today. (Better light now too - I finished around 10pm.)

Alas, I broke off one of his fingers when I was putting him together - will have to glue it in place. As well as gluing in one of his belly scales which keeps falling out. At first, it looked pretty difficult (the directions were pretty lame) but then I got the hang of it. And listening to Peter Davison and Mark Strickson (along with Nicholas Courtney and Eric Saward) made for excellent entertainment while building.
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: January 9th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, I'm so glad you got to have an unexpected day off, hon. Clearly well-spent in addition to being a well-deserved rest. :)

PS: Ooh, and random Sylv picture from Three Kinds of Heat, too! *squees*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 9th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll admit, after the "go go go go!" of Christmas vacation, yesterday was, indeed, a great day of rest. :-)
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