Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Changing My Tune

On Sunday night, after finishing up Monday's post, I shared with Tom a brief summary of what I'd written about: that one time snow actually forced me to remain indoors - "snowed in", if you will - for a full 24 hours, the bad-by-Texas-standards weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday, and my wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' (about) and prayin' for a snow day.

He chuckled, and gently pointed how dramatically my tune had changed over the course of the last 12 months. It took a little searching through last winter's blog posts before I could admit how accurately he'd hit the nail on the head.

I considered sending a copy
of this book - anonymously, of
course - to the school district.
By the time February rolled around last winter I'd grown tired of the cold and rain, but my biggest beef was with the kids' schools for regularly messing with school start times and not allowing kids to go outside for recess. My kids and I needed their regularly scheduled school days, and the delays, especially those enacted the evening prior, before the predicted severe weather actually came to fruition, made both our mornings (and afternoons, for that matter) surprisingly challenging. 

Fast forward a year...

I've grown tired of the cold and rain again this year, but as Tom pointed out, my tune is different now. As I mentioned on Monday, instead of needing regularly scheduled school days, we all need an unexpected day off. An excuse to stay inside, cuddled up in front of the fireplace, and do absolutely nothing except read books and watch movies while drinking hot chocolate and eating popcorn.

A cruel twist of fate ended up giving me exactly what I thought I needed - unexpected days "off" (at least while the kids were at school) and an excuse to stay inside and do nothing the bare minimum - on both Monday and Tuesday. No, we didn't get snow days or even snow delays…I got sick. And Tom got sick. And Tux got sick.
Poor buddy sat in front of the fireplace
and cried until we turned it on for him.
"Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow. You're only a DAAAAY…AAA…WAAAAY!" That's my newest tune. 

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