For the past two weeks I think I have worked a total of three days. Classes have been canceled and thanks to President’s Break, I won’t see my students again until tomorrow. It’s been almost a week and a half and unlike the public schools, universities don’t add days on at the end of the semester. So, once March hits, so will my insanity and my students will have a huge pile of work to do since we’re expecting more snow this week. Snowdays (or, snow weeks) bring about a complex series of emotions for teachers. Here’s mine!
On the first snow day I made myself a delicious breakfast. During the week I usually scarf down a bowl of oatmeal, water, and run out the door with coffee spilling down my arm. This morning, I made myself a small batch of pancakes out of 1 banana, 1 egg, 1 tbsp. of baking powder, and 1 tsp. of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It made three little power pancakes. I smugly smiled as Keith trudged out in the snow to do burials and get cold and dirty. Teaching is the life!
Snow day number two was even better! Day one involved a healthy breakfast and ample workout time, and so did day two! I loved being able to really focus on my Tone It Up Love Yor Body Challenge. Again, teaching rocks!
I spent the day working out, cleaning the house, making a delicious dinner for Keith since he still had to work, and reading blogs. This home maker thing might just work out after all!
We had to go to work on day three, but we had a delay and then ended up getting sent home early. With all of that time, I was able to really make my face and hair look great. Keith, again, had to go to work at his usual time, but whatever! I loved having the extra minutes (hours) to read the news, eat a good breakfast, do my workout, and make my curls look fabulous. I even took a car selfie in the parking lot. Days like these need to be documented.
One week later…the Nor’Easter hits Connecticut, our governor shuts down the state, and we learn that our state only has enough salt for one more snow storm. It’s been almost seven days since I’ve worked and our schedule is behind. The only solution? Listen to the wind howl, pop a bottle, and eat some dark chocolate chips. The fate of your courses lie in the hands of the extreme weather Gods and there is nothing you can do. Yes, I do drink wine out of a water glass.