Snow Day? #SOL21

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Before the end of the school day yesterday we received a communication warning about a winter storm. Now, I live in Wisconsin where winter is celebrated and we are still virtual learning so at first I thought this meant that I would just be working from home. We simply don’t have snow days here. What I was told last year is only 3 days had been called over the course of more than 30 years due to ice and power outages.

Then another email came explaining that if the day was called to inclement weather the buildings would be closed and there would be no distance learning. In this new normal, my assumption was that since we have the capacity to distance learn than that would alleviate the need for a snow day all together. Apparently, I am wrong.

The ad building called it. I am at home, in the middle of the week with a day off.

You know what? I needed it. I walk every day and yesterday my 6 miles were awful. I felt uncomfortable the whole time and normally the activity that rights me in the correct path made me cranky. I ate and had a writers call which was good but not as energizing as I would have thought. My sleep has been sporadic over the last week at least, with vivid dreams dripping like honey off my brain in the morning.

To top that off the coffee pot is sputtering and misbehaving.

I am taking the sign from the universe to rest. I slept in, I am reading, and writing. I am going to write messages to friends. I have my last PUSH group later but am so energized by these women I am looking forward to it. I am going to savor this gift of time on a Tuesday in January and not feel guilt about it.

After all, it is a snow day.

4 thoughts on “Snow Day? #SOL21

  1. I assumed, as you, that virtual learning meant no snow days! But I’m glad you got one. You describe so well how we can get worn out without realizing it. My favorite line?
    vivid dreams dripping like honey off my brain in the morning

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  2. You deserve the gift: Yay, Universe! Truthfully, that excitement of an impending snow day—I would wish that for all kids. (I grew up in a part of the country with moderate climate. Anytime we had snow, maybe once every three years or so, I was in heaven.)

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  3. We had a snowy day here a few weeks back and it was interesting how the area schools handled the day – some cancelling instruction, others remaining status quo. I am in the we all need a snow day camp! So glad you had one AND that you knew about it before going to bed so you could savor that slower start.

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