Saturday, January 09, 2010

Snow Days


I love snow days. Love 'em.
They are God's gift to teachers and students alike. We started back to school on Monday. No students for Louisville schools, but Indiana kids jumped right back in on the first day. Tuesday everyone started talking about snow - 4-10 inches predicted for Wednesday night. Aaron and I enjoyed a really nice evening at church Wednesday, then I headed to the grocery to stock up - just in case. But when I got up Thursday morning, there wasn't much on the ground yet but it was still falling heavily and predicted to fall all day.

This is where I throw in a joke about Hoosiers being smarter than Kentuckians. All the Indiana schools were closed on Thursday, because of the poor driving conditions, but OH NO, Louisville public schools were wide open. It was treacherous driving TO school and when they got smart and decided to send all the students home a measly hour early, it was even more treacherous driving home. 14 bus accidents (no injuries, thankfully) and 6 buses got stuck somewhere on Thursday. I (and almost all the teachers) was totally disgusted with the superintendent. Trying to save one silly school day, putting all those students and staff at risk on snowy, icy roads. Ugh.

Anyway, it KEPT snowing and ice-ing Thursday night and all the Indiana schools called off that night, but OH NO the brilliant Louisville officials waited until 4:30 AM to call off for Friday. But at least I got to have a snow day WITH the kids. I put a pot roast in the crockpot Friday morning with carrots, potatos, and later peas, then enjoyed a day of reading my book, playing Wii Fit with the kids and taking a nap. Later, I actually got dressed, went to the bank, got some groceries, and did some household chores, but mostly I laid on the couch with my book (Under the Dome by Stephen King.)

Today I have done something meaningful with all 3 of the kids: First Rachael and I attended a financial aid workshop at Indiana University Southeast. I've done all that stuff with Joseph but it was good to refresh my memory. Then I went over to the high school to watch Daniel wrestle and he got his 3rd win - a pin! And he almost had a 4th win - the boy beat him by one point! It's still hard to watch, but I am really proud of Daniel. He gives 110% to everything he does. His coaches always have the best things to say about him. After we got home, Rachael went off to her first evening of work at the local video store (yay - a job!), Daniel went to be geeky with his friend Levi, and so Aaron and I went to a movie: "Alvin and the Chipmunks - The Squeakquel". I'll admit - I was dreading it, but it turned out to be kind of cute.

So, that's been my snowy weekend. Tomorrow will be church, a Mary Kay facial/makeover for me and Rachael, then lesson plans and prep for the upcoming week.

Hope you all are doing well and staying warm.
J.

4 comments:

Brother Dave said...

Hooray for snow day.

And you got some important and/or fun things done.

Our daytime temperatures here have been in mid-70s.

Sayre said...

No snow for us, but really cold temps for North Florida. Predicted to stay that way for at least another week! I'd love a snow day...

Superwoman said...

we don't get snow days. I think when I was a kid we got one once. That was a whole lot of snow. But, while it gets cold here it's not cold like that! I'm glad you were able to make good use of that and enjoy your facial!

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