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Snow Day in the Panhandle!

On Monday, my school district made the decision to close schools the following day.  My students were ecstatic, let me tell you.

Trust be told, so were the teachers.

I happy-danced my way out of school and got busy.

First, I went to the grocery store and picked up a few things for dinner.

Yes, you read that right.  I actually took my recipe book INTO the store and bought groceries for PLANNED meals.

I made cubed steak in gravy and rice for the guys…

What can I say?  That’s how we do dinner in the South.

After dinner, I settled myself on my couch for a few hours of lesson planning.  I had to shift my plans over a day, and then I started creating the Smartboard file for next week’s plans.  I worked until 1am, even managing to create a Denotation/Connotation test for my kids!

I finished that task up around 1am and decided to reward myself by finishing up a book (a review to follow).  I turned off my light at 3am.

Night owl, anyone?

I was shocked when I woke up at 12:15pm!  In fact, my entire house slept in, including the dogs.

Yes, I’ve trained them well…the guys too.


Look at what I woke up to find…

The dogs were curious about the ice and “crunchy” grass.  Molly even rolled around on it!

I pretty much wasted the day away…in my pajamas and robe…only emerging from the house to take out the garbage and check the mail.

I played a bit of Ruzzle…

Planned out a dog sweater, which I will cast on for in a day or two…

And worked on shifting my lesson plans again because today was declared ANOTHER snow day!

Oh hallelujah!

I know that some people in the North might poo-poo our drastic measures; however, the South isn’t prepared for things like icy roads.  Heck, drivers are bad enough on sunny days.  Throw in a bit of black ice, and there’s no hope!  The Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol wisely shut down most of our bridges, so parts of town were literally cut off from each other.

I’m finding myself thankful for a lot of things right now…a warm home, electricity, food, and the extra days to prepare for my students and rest up (yes, it’s possible to do both…kinda weird how that works).

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