|the cat is NOT sure about the snow!|
It's one of the great things about working for a school.
I find the unexpected break in the work week so delightful. That, and by the fact it's a snow day, I know I don't have to get out and about. which makes it a lazy kind of sleep-in day. the kind I had in my camper van every day. which makes me really miss the camper van. but that's a story for another post.
A lazy kind of day, except for the shoveling part. It takes a little over an hour to shovel the driveway and sidewalk at my new house. And none of it is snowplow snow, which makes the job much easier. I don't mind getting out to shovel as long as it's snow and not ice (and today's snow has no ice under it). It was just the right amount of exercise - enough that my muscles are tired and talking to me, but not screaming at the abuse.
A lazy, make-chicken-soup kind of day. I knew I didn't have the ingredients on hand, so stopped at the grocery store last night before the storm hit (along with several hundred of my closest friends). While crowds are not normally my thing, I happened to get in line behind one of my old neighbors, and we spent the fifteen minute wait catching up on life, so it wasn't too bad. That, and it's interesting to see what people figure they can't live without for the next two days. There was one girl with only a 12-pack of Diet Coke in her basket. Me, I'd have lived without the soda.
I'm sorry to have to admit I did spend part of the day working. I have a project that I can do from home, and even though I didn't HAVE to work on it, the work is done much more easily without interruption, and interruption-free time can be hard to come by at the school. And it wasn't so bad, sitting at my table at the computer, watching the snow come down.
As the day winds down, I am deeply satisfied with how I spent it. A little work, a little exercise, a little play. It's all good.