Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

I'm having my very own personal snow day!

Last night the prediction was for a ton of snow today, and I have vacation days I haven't used, and I am not a big fan of driving in the snow....and I thought maybe I'll take my own snow day. Our office NEVER closes, so any snow day has to be used as a vacation day.

So the alarm went off at 5:30, I came down and let old Pepper out, got on the school closings site, saw that almost every school was closed, and thought I'm taking this day off!. Last night I told Sharon I might take a vacation day today and we agreed that if I did, we'd meet at Jack's deli for breakfast. We both love to go out to breakfast. So while I was up at 5:30, I emailed her that I was indeed taking the day off.

And I went back to bed, setting my alarm for 7:30 so that I could call in to the office. After that, I fell back asleep. How glorious.

Sharon called at 9:30. I said so...are we doing breakfast? She said no, it's too bad out there. And I reluctantly agreed. A few years ago when I took a vacation day on a day like this, the two of us did meet for breakfast. The roads were bad, we were the only ones on the road, and when we got there we laughed at what idiots we were, and then had a nice breakfast.

A few weeks ago when schools were closed because of snow, the pizza place where son Joe works called him at lunchtime and said they were slammed with delivery requests and could he deliver for a while. I thought about it later on and realized all these kids are home all day with nothing to do, and I can see them (or their parents) saying oh, we're not going out, but you can order a pizza if you want. So I'm guessing pizza sales increase greatly on snow days. Especially delivery pizzas.

So I'm here in my sweats, with my coffee, and it's almost 11:00, and I should be reveling in my freedom, but strangely, I'm thinking ok, what now? Could I have cabin fever after only a few hours of being home? I don't remember many snow days when I was a kid - they seem to have a lot more these days, but I remember the fun of going outside in the snow, sledding, coming in for hot chocolate, going out again...

I have a million things I could be doing here but I am not motivated. Maybe I'll go back to bed.


anno said...

Enjoy your day! Maybe some hot chocolate, too! With plenty of marshmallows.... just to remind you of what it was like to be a kid.

Jeanie said...

Sounds great to me! We didn't get quite that much -- a few inches, but do-able. Time to go on One World and enter blog drawings. Do it now!

Sharon said...

OK, now I am sorry that we didn't go out to breakfast. We did have fun the last time we did that on a day like this. But...... there is something to be said for the fact that I spent the day in my pjs, never went out, and made lots of chocolates and watched an exquisitely bad Lifetime movie.

Mich said...

On behalf of all those who braved the roads and worked (ALL DAY) today, I sure hope you found something to do -- even if it was sleeping! Sounds magnificent to me.:)

bella rum said...

We have not gotten one flake all winter. I'm so jealous. You were very wise to take the day off.