The cold weather we've been having the past few days has finally paid off. I woke up this morning to a two-hour delay that then turned into a snow day! How exciting!
I'm a big believer in living in, what I like to call, the snow-day-strip. If you live too far north, you'll never get a snow day because they know what to do when it snows, and if you live too far south, you'll never get a snow day because it doesn't snow. So, if you want to partake in these glorious things we call snow days, you have to live (like a teacher version of Goldilocks) in the middle of the country.
Having lived in the snow-day-strip for all of my teaching career, I have a few different versions of my snow day self.
1. The Pride and Prejudice version--I sometimes take the day to watch the entire BBC series since I usually don't have such a block of time. I never regret this decision.
2. The super-productive version--I sometimes take the day and set up my dining room table as a work station. Since I wasn't planning on the day being productive, I get a thrill out of the bonus time to do work.
3. The housewife version--I sometimes use the snow day to get caught up on lots of chores I've been putting off--cleaning, organizing a closet, etc. Once again--since it's bonus time, I can use it for whatever!
4. The Cindy Lou Who version--I sometimes take the day to stroll around and enjoy the winter wonderland. I'll walk down to the local restaurant and enjoy lunch or take a walk with some neighbors and their dog. This normally happens on less bitterly cold days.
Whichever way you decide to spend your next snow day, I hope it's a lovely day and leaves you ready to tackle the next day.