Tuesday, January 6, 2009

later that same morning

Well...it's nearly 11 a.m. and still NO SNOW!

So I've decided to make lemonade out my lemons and take the boy(s) to go see Twilight. I've heard it follows the book pretty closely.

While on Facebook earlier I came across a friend who is also one of the boys' teachers and she was utterly disgusted with the closure. She lives at a bit of a distance from the school and has small children of her own. She has to get up early and get her kids ready to go, all to make it to work on time. Imagine her, and others like her, frustration.

Like I said earlier it was around 6:05 a.m. when I received the call. We live relatively close to the high school and the middle school, and my kids board their buses at around 6:50. Luckily for them one was still in bed, awaiting his turn in the shower (they're boys and they don't take very long to get ready) and the other was just about to step into the shower! Caught him just in time and told him he could go back to bed.

He was thrilled. Lucky kids.

what did you say? you MUST be kidding!?

Just received a phone call, at about 6:05 a.m. notifying me that our school system would be closed today.

Someone please tell me where the inclement weather is???

I looked at the radar, and sure there is a huge pink splotch acrosss the area....but you look outside and ya get drizzly, cold rain.

It's not even freezing...

So, being the doubter that I am, in this case, of my hearing, I called the info line for the schools and sure enough...the recording says the schools are closed!

Do these people not understand that there are nursing students in the local area who cherish days of solitude, days where we don't have to do a darn thing at all, if we so choose???

If said nursing students have school aged children who are forced upon them, because of a "snow day" there better darn well be snow!

ten foot high drifts outside my window!

Well, I'll just have to go back to bed myself, and curl up with New Moon. I'm normally a fast reader, but it's taking me a little longer to read this book, as it did Twilight. The wording is sometimes very...off, shall we say? And there are sentence fragments. I find myself rereading certain sentences because they're awkward. I don't proclaim to be even a good writer, but I'm writing for fun...not profit, and you're not finding me on the New York Times #1 Bestseller List, now are ya?

New Moon Pictures, Images and PhotosI do find the subject material interesting, if not addicting. That's the only reason I'm sticking with it. A good friend is letting me borrow the last two books of the series. Thanks L!

Then later I guess I'll get up and make the boys french toast...