Ahh. The Snow Day. For those of you out in the real working world, they mean very little, except that they are a P.I.T.A if you have kids and must get coverage while you go to work. For we folk who never left school, however, they are sheer bliss.
The only problem with the snow day is that you pay for them at the end of the school year. I am planning to go on this big, crazy 4 day tri-weekend with my team in late June, but I will only be able to attend Saturday and Sunday of it if we have even one more snow day. You absolutely cannot under any circumstances take off the final days of school. It's almost as a big a no-no as taking off the first day. Know what I mean?
But I digress. I needed today. I had to get on the Death Trainer for one hour forty minutes, (which is way too long for a weekday workout in my opinion). I did that. (Go Mary!) Unfortunately, I didn't do the million other things on my list such as:
plan lessons for the end of the week
calculate grades, which are due in a week and a half
do the laundry
change the sheets on the beds
vacuum up the ten tons of dog hair in this house
I did, however:
Dance to "I'm A Little Washing Machine" about a billion times with my kids
Put together a 300 piece puzzle of a cute puppy with my daughter
Read "Clifford's Easter" (very seasonally appropriate-ha) to Noah (son) about a billion times.
Watch Herbie Fully Loaded with my kids
Surf the web and read tri-blogs for far too long while my kids destroyed the house and stole pudding and chocolate milk from the fridge
Drank tons of coffee and got all jittery and hyper
Shovel while my kids punched each other and played "King of the Mountain" in the snow
It was a good day.