Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow day?!?

Last Friday, we had about a foot and a half of snow fall in our neighborhood between 9am and 9pm. School for our district was not canceled, though by late morning they began dismissing the high schools and middle schools early. Notice who was missing from that? Yep, the elementary schools, which dismissed at regular time. So, I sucked it up and made my way the 2.7 miles for Kiddo's class holiday party Friday afternoon. Hey, it only took me about half an hour... I brought Kiddo home with me after the party and we then waited for Hubby to make his way home, which took about four times as long as usual what with the ridonkulous snow and finished with him getting his car stuck in our unplowed/shoveled/snowblowed driveway. That was fun, sitting out in the car trying to gun it either forward into the garage or backward into the road without killing Hubby, myself or the house/car while he yelled and pushed from in front/behind the car....).

So, I was a little bit surprised after our district's big "We never close, mwah-ha-ha-haaaaa!" position on Friday during, you know, the really bad weather, to wake up and flip on the news this morning and see our district's name among the ones that did close today, when we're only supposed to get between two and six inches (depending on which local weatherdude you listen to for such info) of lake effect snow. The districts immediately surrounding ours are all open. But no, today they close our district. Today, when I have a busy schedule made up of many intricately planned items, all of which assumed Kiddo would be at school. (Um, they also assumed that Hubby would be at work, but he has a severe backache and just finished emailing his assistant to ask her to clear his schedule...) So, now I've got to reconfigure a busy day to account for gimpy Hubby and at-home Kiddo. It isn't even seven a.m. and my day is shot to heck. Yippie.

Oh, and with his back hurting, I think that means it is up to me to clear the driveway, too. i think this definitely qualifies as a bad case of the Mondays!

By the by, what exactly is the past tense of the verb snowblow? Is it snowblowed or snowblew? Hmmm....

If I have a chance, I'll get outside and take some pictures of our recent snowfall so all of you non-snowed-in-types can experience our winter wonderland vicariously.

PS - Just realized today is the first full day of actual winter. Guess it is symbolic and fitting to have a snow day then, eh?

9 comments:

Diane said...

Would it be snowblown? I'm not sure. Something like that could drive a person like me crazy though, so I'm off to find out!

I hope you'll get a chance to come by my blog. Ive tagged you! Hope you'll play along!

annie kelleher said...

ah... we got a snow day friday and then a two hour delay this morning... and i have a root canal to look forward to!!! :(((( i wouldn't mind cancelling that! hope you all stay warm and safe and dry!

momto1 said...

We got 8 1/2 inches here on Friday and all the schools were closed. Now it is so, so, cold. But, I guess that is the case with most of the country, huh? Hope you get your things done!

Kristen said...

Hope you can get your errands done and DH's back feels better soon.

Looking forward to the snow photos since we will not be getting any any time soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Debbie said...

My goodness. You guys are still in school? What gives? It's too close to Christmas for kids to get anything done.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Was there ice or anything expected. Most likely they took a royal beating Friday for not closing school so now they are hyper sensative...

georgie said...

winter break started for my beans today so no school till Jan 5th and I actually got to sleep in YAY!

when do you get out for break? Funny how I just assumed we were out so was everyone else around the country...

Ronnica said...

Snow days aren't as fun as the mom, are they? No snow here, but I'm afraid it's going to disrupt my holiday plans as I'm supposed to travel through Chicago tomorrow...

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Uh, snowblowded. ha ha ha.

No, seriously, I would say, "Cleared with a snowblower". It just leaves out any confusion.

Although, I have the same question about board, as in board a plane. Boarded? Bore? Bred? ???