Diary of my last snow day

snowday6:30 a.m. Wake up to the sound of wind howling and blowing snow against the window. Decide there’s no hurry to take a shower just yet.

7 a.m.  Listen to radio reports of school cancellations and road closings. Drink coffee in pajamas.

8:03 a.m. Call office. Boss reports he made it to work in his four-wheel drive truck. Promise to try it in a few hours.

8:04 a.m. Snuggle up with a book and a blanket.

9:27 a.m. Draft blog post on the quiet beauty of snow fall.

9:56 a.m. Grieve at sound of snowplow clearing street.

10:08 a.m. Bundle up in boots, coat, hat, scarf and gloves. Grab snow shovel.

10:11 a.m. Size up snowdrift in driveway, speed of wind and cold temperatures.

10:12 a.m. Call boss and say I may try to get in after lunch.

10:13 a.m. Facebook, email, Words with Friends, Pages From Stages blog, Facebook, Angry Birds.

11:35 a.m. Start making potato soup.

1:06 p.m. Bemoan state of America as youth no longer seem motivated to work.

1:07 p.m. Bundle up in boots, coat, hat, scarf and gloves. Grab snow shovel.

1:10 p.m. Look hopefully up and down street for youth eager to earn a buck shoveling driveway.

1:24 p.m. Rest from labors. Realize driveway is 5 percent cleared.

1:43 p.m. Wonder how it’s possible to be freezing and sweating at same time.

1:45 p.m. Recall news accounts of people who have heart attacks shoveling snow. Resolve not to be a statistic.

1:47 p.m. Drink hot cocoa. Email boss that I’ll be in tomorrow.

2:12 p.m. Return to driveway.

2: 20 p.m. Figure car can push out rest of the snow.

2:21 p.m. Rethink assumptions.

2:24 p.m. Jam car from forward to reverse, fling snow, ice and mud over hood. Rethink blog post.

2:33 p.m. “Planting rose bushes beside driveway” filed under “Seemed like a good idea at the time.”

2:46 p.m. Car is free!

2:50 p.m. Plot revenge on snow plow driver who scrapes ice chunks over the end of the driveway.

2:56 p.m. Back car up and down driveway two dozen times to pack snow.

2:58 p.m. Retreat inside. Remove coat, hat, scarves, gloves and boots.

3:04 p.m. Deny dog’s request to take a walk.

3:08 p.m. Snuggle up with a book and a blanket.

5:13 p.m. Take hot shower to relieve aches of snow shoveling.

6:14 p.m. Watch news forecast and see sunny skies forecast for tomorrow.

Susie-4028-EditPS 726:16 p.m. Gives thanks for the snow day and be relieved that they only happen once in a while.




3 responses to “Diary of my last snow day”

  1. Sara Meisinger says :

    Bet those rose bushes look lovely in the summer!

  2. Susan Mires (@susanmires) says :

    They do – and that is what is saving their bacon!

  3. Cherie Gagnon says :

    Didn’t go to work with that dusting of snow? That’s a mid-summer day for us Canadians! LOL

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