For the past several days I have waited in anticipation at what I hoped would come, *SNOW*!! A snowstorm is unusual for March, but the weathermen were so sure and I was hopeful they were right. This year has been a good year for snow for everyone else, but for me it has had its disappointments where several snow storms were predicted to hit our area but they always somehow managed to miss us. Finally, today we were blessed with snow and my office closed right along with everything else in our county!
As a kid growing up on an army post, I remember all the county schools would be closed because of the weather, and it was extremely rare that my siblings and I would get to hear those beautiful words on the radio that we so longed for, "Fort Knox Schools closed today." So I think that's why that now, even at my age, the prospect of a snow day thrills me!
I have decided that the anticipation of a snow day is almost as good or better than the actual snow day; the idea of sleeping a little later is almost better than the actual sleeping in, that feeling of no responsibility for a day that allows you to simply enjoy being a person. Yes, you know that you’re going to have to think about everything tomorrow, but the load somehow feels much lighter and the pressure is taken off of you. It’s a psychological thing I’m sure, but it's a nice feeling to say the least.
So the dogs and I spent a lot of time outdoors today. Their muddy and wet paw-prints from the quickly melting snow were all over the house. But afterwards I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and we all enjoyed the comfort of a warm nap together. All the things that this girl who didn't get snow days growing up, really loves.