Despite feeling the nearly 2 years of isolation during the longest "snow day" in my career. This is my first "real" snow day since grade school.
Jay Leno said during is opening monolog last night that according to survey, they "angriest" people on the planet are 20-30-something women who stay home with babies and toddlers. Jay mentioned how scary that is...I know how sad it can be. How glamorous it must seem to working men and women to be able to "wake up at your leisure" - yeah right; to "stay in your pajamas all day" - clearly not by choice; and to "coffee or lunch with your other stay-at-home friends" - I've been trying to schedule coffee with a friend for literally 18 months, hasn't happened yet. One would think that a snow day for someone already stuck would seem devastating.
Something about this real snow day is different though. Jahreds finals were cancelled today leaving him stuck inside with us. Although it's terrible to delay the inevitable of a final, I have to admit, him being stuck home is a breath of fresh air for me!
A REAL snow day today, just like when I was young, is MAGICAL.
If it weren't for the 30 mph winds, it would be hard to keep me indoors. On a blustery day like today, I know I am a part of an exclusive club. Very few regions of the world experience such extreme weather and have no excuses for a "snow day". Even more exclusive is the club of those who have seen snow at all. How bizarre to think the substance that brings nutrition to our spring grass, simultaneously causing so many road pileups and furnace malfunctions, has NEVER been seen by many fellow earthlings. Some people read of snow in national geographic or hear of it in folklore...we curse it and love it every winter here in Minnesota.
Today on this REAL snow day in December, I am proudly still sporting my pajamas, I almost woke up at my leisure (thanks to a plow) but I probably won't get that coffee date with a friend. Instead, I am listening to Jahred play with Axel, relieving my stress just a bit, and playing quietly in the basement with some fabulous new fibers.
Happy snow day to fellow Minnesotans...so sorry the rest of the world has to miss out!
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