Ok, it’s not really a snow day. I live in central Texas so it’s a The Weather Man Says There Will Ice Overnight and We’re Afraid There Might Still Be Some When School Starts Day. We do everything big here in Texas!
My first thought was how wonderful it will be to sleep late. Then I thought about all the school work I could catch up on: grading, emails, report card comments, planning, the list didn’t end. That’s when I stopped to think about how this unexpected day off is a gift. But one that will indeed be returned later when I have to work on a previously planned holiday. So I started rethinking how I might spend it.
Sleeping late is a given and I’m already having a nice drink over ice and thinking about some TV time. My brain can’t help but make a mental list of all the undone household tasks that should have already been completed weeks ago. I also thought about going to the movies because I’m not counting on any ice sticking around past noon!
The reality is that if I do some school work, the next day will be that much easier. There’s no way we’ll have two days off for weather. A catch-up day isn’t a bad thing.
On the other hand, our campus is working on becoming a Lighthouse School following the Seven Habits from Covey. Sharpening the Saw is my favorite one: taking care of yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually so you can be your best in every way. I’ve missed yoga class since Sunday, so I’m going to make sure I squeeze that in. I started to say I’ll write that into my schedule, but I should give myself the gift of not scheduling a day for a change. Relax, enjoy what happens.
I know this is more of a regular occurrence in the north. I also know if it was really snow, I’d plan on getting out in it and enjoying a walk. It could be I’ll really be trapped by ice if the weather man’s dreams come true. Looks I’m open to anything including your suggestions, as long as I can wear my pajamas!
I just saw today’s quote for the Slice of Life Story Challenge and it answers all my questions!
“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson