Frigid temperatures greeted me when I stepped off the train yesterday, along with a forecast for snow. Wait, what? Snow? Sure enough, this morning the neighborhood was beautifully dusted with an inch of new snow. California sunshine for Christmas and a winter wonderland too? Score!
Students pray fervently for Snow Days–and so do teachers! We get snow so rarely–and it’s usually the wet, sloppy kind that does not plow well. It’s not cost-effective for the city to maintain an army of snowplows, so the prudent thing is to clear the main roads and close schools. We teachers agree!
Snow Days are the best gift ever–a true holiday. Because there is nothing planned, not one thing! (We’re supposed to be at school!) So while students play outside in the white stuff, we teachers hunker down with a book or a favorite movie. Delightful!
“Mom, we’ve got it covered.” Speaking of holidays, here’s how my guys’ “Manly Christmas” went down. A photo of their shopping cart tells the tale. Do you see even one vegetable?
- Two lasagnas
- One apple pie
- One pumpkin pie
- One pecan pie
- Whipped cream
- Twelve (huge) muffins
- Mashed potatoes
- Pre-made gravy
- One spiral-cut ham
- Hot chocolate and sparkling cider
Christmas Eve found my men at church, but back home they reverted to Guy Mode. Instead of watching my sentimental Christmas favorite ( Shop Around The Corner), my sons chose … wait for it … Die Hard. Since when did Die Hard become “the definitive holiday action classic”? Shaking my head…
At the moment we have sleet and freezing rain, as another storm system enters the Pacific Northwest. Will the cold be scoured out before tomorrow? Or will my Christmas Break be extended because of snow and ice?
Ready or not, the first work week of 2016 is about to begin. Have a good one, friends!