Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Snow Day!

In March!!!???

Well, not quite a snow day. We have a 2-hour late start today. But still. That's something for March 13.

 We woke up in the night and saw it coming down. By morning we had 1 1/2" - 2" of slushy snow.

Wait for it. At 5:20 a.m. the phone rang twice (once for the English department and once for the Spanish department), telling us that school would be starting late. Ahhh...turn the alarm off and sleep another hour...

Did I go outside into the glorious whiteness to take photos of the loveliness? I did not. I stood at the doorway in my jammies and slippers. Back in the day I would have had kiddos running in and out and trying to make a snowman. This stuff is too slushy for snowmen. Ick. It's March, remember?

No, my friends, I am sitting indoors, sipping on a lovely cup of hot chocolate. In an hour we'll go warm up the car--so beautifully snow-free inside the garage--and make our way to the high school. Where we'll listen to the kids grouse that "it should have been a snow day." While we try to teach our 70-minute lessons in something like 50 minutes.

March came in like a lion this year. As of yesterday, the camellias and the ornamental cherries were in bloom. Enough of winter already! 

I'm ready for some lovely warm caressing spring breezes to blow through my hair...

2 comments:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Hahaha...have fun with your 2 hour late start. The high school here is on 3 hour late start...for the upper classmen who have passed their HSPE anyway. But Eric is home with us regardless.

Dorothy said...

Ha ha! Glad you enjoyed sleeping in....I, on the other hand, was excited to go OUT and enjoy it! Hopefully, though, this is the last we see of snow for a long time. :)