Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"What's that noise?" inquired the cat.

                               Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.

Last week, the weatherman mentioned a chance of snow flurries in the forecast for Sunday evening. Then the chance of snow moved to Monday.  I wore one of my snow themed sweaters as inspiration for old man weather.  I promised myself that I would bring everything home in case of a snow day.  (My husband still recalls the time we retrieved 57 shoebox book projects from my classroom in several inches of snow because I wanted to grade them while we were out of school.)
Fast forward through the day.  The sun was clear and bright.  I realized that I had worn my sweater in vain.  It didn't look a bit like snow which is why I forgot my promise to bring home anything that might need grading.  I left school early (shortly after five), stopped by the grocery store, and headed for home.  The cat greeted me and joined me in the kitchen.  She looked at the ceiling, puzzled by the rat-tat-tat on the roof.  I went to the deck and flipped on the light to see a light coating of sleet covering the deck and lawn furniture.  Just before coming upstairs, I looked again to find the sleet mostly gone with only a few frosty spots.  
I'll head to bed and hope for a two hour late start for tomorrow.  Even if we don't get much snow, some of our teachers travel from other locales and any snow is problematic in our area.  I won't sleep well tonight.  I'll be up peering out the window to see if we get any more sleet or snow.  And then I'll be listening for the phone call that arrives rather early to announce late start, or no school.  I'm just like one of the kids.  I still love a snow day!


  1. I love a snow day too! It's like free time...a true gift! Hoping you receive many snow days soon!

  2. Ah yes, I have the best snow day anticipation memories. Just the anticipation...the most fun!
    Did it happen Ramona? Could be something here on Sunday-Monday.

  3. Ah yes, we ALL love snow days. It is the anticipation that starts the juices flowing and then the reality that only a "few" adults get them!

  4. You spent your night before a possible snow day like so many of us do--keeping an eye on the weather. Maybe that is why there are so many of us tired the next day at school (when the phone does not ring). I hope you got to enjoy sleeping late!

  5. We do wait for that phone call, Ramona. It's been in the fifties for days & now tonight, snow & bitter cold is coming in. Don't know what to expect, but the kids at school will be excited I'm sure. It's funny to hear about those shoebox projects! Teachers are so great!

  6. I hate that restless wondering through the night when you don't know if you get a snow day! We are supposed to get ice and snow on Thursday and Friday, fortunately I rescheduled my work on Thursday. Just no need to take the chance.
    Side note: Ireland is included in cruising the British Isles, someday.

  7. Yay for shwowing up to slice with us, and yay for snow days. I always take home bags of correcting material - but some snow days I just ignore them and read and bake. So, yay for snow days!

  8. We are expecting stuff Thursday night...I am not ready for a snow day but a long weekend would be nice!

    1. Leigh Anne, I just read your Saturday post. Beautiful pictures!