I have to admit, when I heard the weather forecast today, a tiny little voice in my head thought, "Maybe we'll have an early-out." The adult part of my brain quickly shut down that thought. Nah. The forecast is for 2-5 inches of snow, and we'll probably be the 2.
I got to school and pulled up the whotv.com weather closings page, just in case. I checked it from time to time. Nothing. Oh well.
Then, the magical e-mail came during my 5th hour class. Early dismissal at 1:30!!!! Have there ever been sweeter words to students or teachers than "early dismissal?" The best thing about an early dismissal is that it doesn't have to be made up at the end of the year.
Now, I'm typing this blog, but when my students get back from lunch, I'll be enjoying that last 20 minutes of the school day as much as they are. Last night at the store, I bought the fixin's for my mom's chili. I was just hungry for it. When I got home, though, I was too tired to fix it. But, now everything has changed. I'll go home at 1:30 and first snuggle down for a nap with the dog. Then, I'll get up and fix my mom's chili and be all snowed in while I eat it in front of the Christmas tree. It just doesn't get any better than that. I still haven't decided if I'm going to cancel choir because we sing Sunday, and we really need the rehearsal with Christmas coming up. I guess I can cross that bridge in a couple of hours though. For now I'm just going to do my early-out happy dance, right along with the kids.