This is the view out my front door this morning and it is still snowing. Almost everything is closed today, my work included. My kids are also off today, but they are in their own house/dorm today so we are past the days of playing in the snow together. I am going to make an effort to keep snow days special even without kids in the house.
It will be hard as my wife has a telework-friendly job and will be working all day. I’ve already been told that she has an important interview from 10-11 today so I should make sure the dog is quiet. If you knew my dog, you would know this is not always easy. I’m sure there will be other times today when she is on the phone and my job will be to make sure the house is quiet. When I have to leave the house for work I always wish I could telework. When we have a day like today I’m glad I have a job that allows my snow day to be an actual day off.
It would be easy for me to give up on the sanctity of the snow day. I have no kids at home. My wife is working. I’ve got friends coming over Friday night. I could use this time to get a start cleaning the house for Friday. I could use this time to be productive. I could, but I won’t. I want to keep the snow days special. It’s a nice, surprise break from the real world. It’s a good time to stop, take a step away from the to-do list and just relax. These types of days don’t happen that often. I am going to take advantage of it. I will watch some TV, read my book and maybe take a nap. I will have an afternoon coffee. I will watch Jeopardy All-Stars. I will watch Survivor. I will do nothing more taxing than cooking food and making coffee. Now I just need to get my wife to agree that this will be my day.