Monday, February 5, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside! (Monday)

According to the nerdy meteorologist's best estimates, the temperature here will not be above zero at all today. And probably not tomorrow either. I'm not even going to mention how cold it is supposed to be with the wind chill. It will frighten even the toughest person.

I didn't even consider the fact that cold temperatures make for a really unsafe environment for kiddos to attend school. Not until this very morning when my phone rang at 5:45 a.m. In a teacher's house, a 5:45 a.m. phone call can only mean one thing. . . . SNOW DAY!

You learn at a very young age that, besides the obvious Christmas break, summer, chicken pox epidemic, and the time when you realize the smelly kid who picks his boogers and eats them is sick, Snow Days are the best damn thing to happen to your school year.
-Chad Stevenson

Seriously. There is nothing better than a snow day, not even summer vacation. I so wasn't expecting to have off work today, but guess what?!? I do. I imagine this is what it would be like to have a surprise eighth day in the week. I wasn't expecting it. I don't have anything planned. It's just an entire day to do exactly what I want to. I just won't think about the fact that this means there's an extra day tacked on to the end of the year. . .

What would you do with an entire unexpected day off? What is your favorite childhood snow day memory? What's the weather like where you are?


Latharia said...

Enjoy your day off! :) I just posted my thoughts to my blog ... and now it's time for me to layer up and go OUT!

Stephanie Homburg said...

Unfortunately there are no snow days in news. But I did enjoy the emptiness on the road this morning with all of you guys staying home :)

Stephanie said...

I also have an unexpected day off due to catching the "crud" the darling kiddos had last week.
What would I do if I felt better? Scrap some projects of course! Have tons of ideas in my head just dying to get onto paper!
When I was a kid our favorite thing was going sledding down our front hill (of course someone always had to spot us at the road, because we always went in it lol!)
Right now it is 13 but feels like 0. Yuck!

Rebecca said...

Considering I grew up in Phoenix, I never had a snow day, LOL! I hope that you have a fun day and stay warm!

Georgia said...

Posted to blog. No snow here just the cold!

Roni Hunt said...

In Florida we have Hurricane Days, but no snow days. And we're having perfect weather...high of 73 or 74!! But, I miss the snow days of long ago...fav memory is taking my sled down the street to Carol's house and sledding down the alley across the street from her house!! It was awesome! A built-in mountain for us!! ala Brooklyn, NY - 1963!!!