Plus, it's Wednesday so I get to do the Wednesday Night Bullet Post and that always gives me the grins. Here's the day's highlights:
*Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for snowy thoughts. You done good! Together, we made this snow day happen!
*We might have overdone it just a bit, though. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I put out the call and the response was great.
*I'm just not sure that over a foot of the white stuff was really necessary.
*Or more. I don't know the totals yet. If all goes according to predictions, we might have about fifteen inches before this is done.
*It is an abundance of snow day riches, but really four to eight inches would have done the trick.
*Spent the day watching a Star Trek marathon.
*TNG, of course. Duh!
*Oh! And guess what else I did!
*I shouldn't even ask that of you. You'll never guess.
*Not in a million years...
*Yes, I know it is hard to believe.
*If you look closely, you can see where the dust collected on the flyer...
*Spinning is like riding a bike.
*Except for the part where you get floofy spots that make you mad because you didn't used to do that quite so often.
*Still a very relaxing and wholesome thing to do on a snowy winter day.
*I went to the school library on Monday.
*Teachers can take out as many books as they want and keep them for-almost-ever.
*Not "real" forever because sometimes kids want books and the librarian has to come get them from us.
*I try to get mine back really fast because I don't like hearing the librarian's high heeled shoes tapping their way to my classroom.
*And I hate disappointing any librarian. It makes me feel dirty...
*I finished Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles #1: The Brimstone Key. this morning.
*This is book 4 and starts a new series. It isn't exactly the epitome of lofty literature.
*But it is a good read and I can't help but love how the new books are going in a semi steam punk direction.
*Young readers need to learn about this genre early if they ever want to grow up to be big and strong.
*Like Auntie Sheepie...
*I saved Physik (Septimus Heap, Book 3) for last because I love this series beyond all reason.
*It pains me that I have only just begun reading it. Where have I been?????
*I'll forgive you for not reading any of The Grey Griffins. That is really on the kiddie lit. side of the fence.
*But I honestly believe that most adult readers would like Septimus.
*Who doesn't like witty wizards, for crying out loud?
*I moved my car for the snowplows as my condo association bylaws dictate.
*I knew it would be a tricky job to get it off the roadway afterwards but I figured I could manage it.
*Clearly the plow dudes did not like where I parked.
*I know this because they went to great lengths to plow me in.
*Seriously. They took an extra swipe just to pile four feet of snow in front of my car.
*You can see where they did it!
*Had to shovel. A lot.
*Then had to take Naproxen. A lot.
*As I am one of the few people who bother to move their car per the condo association bylaws, I find myself taking umbrage.
*Not too much because umbrage is usually best expressed with a great deal of huffing, posing and arm waving.
*And I'm too sore to really do umbrage justice at the moment.
*I hear tell that 49 out of the 50 states now have snow.
*Not everyone is used to snow.
*I am. Here's what I know about snow. There are three things you need to consider: Hoarding, Hunkering and Huddling.
*Hoarding, as we all know from television, is bad if overdone. Just make sure you have enough cat food and diet soda. And brownies. Hot chocolate is good too.
*Hunkering or, more properly, hunkering down is the ideal. If you can stay in and just avoid the cold you should do that. You will be much happier if you are fully hunkered.
*Huddling isn't strictly necessary. We do live in modern times and have heating systems at our disposal. But it's nice to huddle when it's snowing.
|We had some world class huddling going on today...|
And there's Wednesday. It was a winner in my book, even if I did have to shovel my car out of a wall of snow. Having the day off really does take the sting out of vengeful plow dude behavior. And, since I already had my school clothes ready for this morning, I'm ahead of the game tonight! It even makes going back to school tomorrow kind of bearable.
I'm really going to miss all that huddling, though...