A Snow Day Minus Snow

I check my calendar. In two days, I am to visit a school to observe teachers during writing workshop. I have not been to this school for over a month. I send the principal an email confirming my anticipated day. I want to be sure I am expected, since it takes over an hour to get to the school.

I wait all day for a response.ย  None.

I wait the next day, still no response. This is unusual for this principal.

At 8:39 p.m. I get a text. “I’m so sorry, I just saw your email. Perhaps we should reschedule. One of the teachers is out sick. There would be few teachers to see tomorrow. So sorry for cancelling so late!”

That message put a spring into my step as I prepared for bed. It’s a snow day for me, but there’s no snow. I can sleep in, if I want to. I can read all day, if I want to. I have freedom to plan my day.

That school day will be rescheduled when everyone is back and healthy. I’m just glad I didn’t get up early, drive an hour, and not be able to do my job. A snow day with no snow is perfect!

Note: this happened last week before the broken tooth. It was a post in my pocket for a day I might not be able to write. Today I needed that post since I will be in the oral surgeon’s chair at 7:30 a.m. and not sure what the day will bring.

32 thoughts on “A Snow Day Minus Snow

  1. mandyrobek says:

    A snow day without the snow – lovely. I like the idea of having a planned back up slice because emergencies do come up.

  2. Michelle @litlearningzone says:

    A snow day with no snow is a great deal! Best of luck with your surgery today and a quick recovery! (I know you mentioned this process will take time … but I pray for no pain!)

  3. Even when we love our work, a little unexpected surprise like that is nice, isn’t it? And you have a broken tooth?! I clearly missed that slice! Hope you’re feeling better!

  4. I thought it was going to be like our snow day that cancelled school once and no snow materialized. We called it our “no snow” snow day. Glad that tooth is out. Be good to yourself.

  5. luckygurl says:

    I had one of these in December… Emailed the teachers and they were like, “Um. We don’t have you scheduled this week!” Feels good. But OF COURSE I frittered the day away. Who knows where time goes?? Hope your’e on the mend and frittering like mad… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Snow days without snow are the best. That way there is no shoveling to be done. Glad you got the text before setting the alarm and getting up. Hope all goes well today.

  7. I love your phrases “a snow day without snow” and a “post in my pocket.” Too bad that principal didn’t get back to you sooner so you weren’t left hanging…. Hope things went well at the oral surgeon today. Hang in there…it’s almost over!

  8. Judy C. says:

    It’s amazing how things work out for the best. Praying that your surgery goes well and that you heal quickly.

  9. How nice to have a free day! Love how you put it as a snowy day without snow! So glad you didnโ€™t have to travel to the school to find out it was cancelled. Definitely a nice text to receive!

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