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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Unexpected Time

Yesterday, on my way home from a day of professional development, I was listening to the radio. I heard about a winter weather advisory. I didn't think much of it until they said wintry mix. My hope rose a bit for a snow day but I buried it away.

That's so unlikely. No one even whispered of a chance for a snow day. It can't be possible.

It was supposed to begin snowing around seven p.m. As I left to pick up my son from driver's training there was barely a flake in the air. However, by the time he drove us home, it was a windy whispy blizzard of sparkly flakes. My hope rose again.

Could it be? So much in such a short time! I'm sure it will be done early and cleaned up by morning.

At 3;30 this morning I woke up and tossed around a bit. I replayed parts of my past week. My mind didn't race but I couldn't turn it off either. I tried singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" over and over again in my head, which I think worked eventually. Then around 5:00, I heard the plow go by. All hope was gone. If a plow was going down our road already, the main roads must be clear, meaning back roads and side streets are going to be prepped for the day.

Fifteen more minutes...alarm, off.
Five more minutes...alarm, off.

I picked up my phone, to which I realized my ringer had been turned off, and a notification awaited A mistake only a rookie would make! What was I thinking! 

"School is closed for the day due to bad road conditions," I read. Then the messages started rolling in and I rolled back over.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

On a Roll!

I'm on a roll. FINALLY!

This recovery has been so much more than I expected and humbling as well. It's a good reminder that my house has people in it willing to help when given the opportunity.

We all get so busy within our roles we sometimes forget to change things up and include each other within those roles. It's been a good thing, at least, I can see it that way now. In the worst moments, it was truly frustrating. It's always good to be on the other side of a situation that is tougher than you thought.

To top off a busy couple of weeks my son began driver's training and is likely getting his pink slip tomorrow which means he can start driving us to and from school. My daughter tried out for the school musical yesterday and got a role with a solo! I'd say given the challenges of the past several days we are on the road to bigger and better things.