Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have a snow day in central Alabama this second day of March in the year 2009. I honestly can't remember the last time I had a snow day. Inclement weather, yes. Katrina came in the fall of 2005--my first hurricane--and we were out of school for two days and blocked into our apartment complex by a fallen tree. That was the last time we had any sort of weather day.
So, snow! The districts around where I live are in session (haha) but my little rural district canceled, and I'm still in bed, in my pajamas, thinking about all that I could get done today...or not. I love this.
It's been a week since I last posted because this computer has been on strike. I was able, this morning, to coerce it into booting up, but just to spite me it took around 20 minutes, as though it only has a 386 processor and not Intel Centrino technology. So, I've been catching up with everyone's blogs, reading e-mail from the weekend, and accepting/rejecting friend requests on facebook. My goal is to only spend 20 more minutes on this new incarnation of the "boob tube" and get some laundry done, and run some errands that I ordinarily can't do during the day. I may even get out to go sit in court and watch Eli do his gopher thing this afternoon for a little while.
So, let me start with a couple of updates:
1. It snowed yesterday. How crazy is that?
2. Eli and I were trained in the church nursery yesterday. We've been avoiding it at all the churches where we've attended, but evidently we are now in it for the long haul, forever in the obligatory rotation until all our children are in high school, I suspect.
3. Instead of using my free tickets to go see the Auburn Lady Tigers clinch the SEC women's basketball title, I ended up in the emergency room...again...for breathing issues. This time I emerged with a prescription for a home nebulizer. Hopefully my insurance will cover it! That would save me considerable time and maybe I won't have to miss any more basketball games.
4. I read the entirety of Neil Gaiman's Coraline while in the ER. Creepy. I can see why Tim Burton was enticed to do the claymated/animated version for the big screen. It's right up his alley. I probably won't ever read it again, but I don't feel like I wasted my time, either. For the record, it will never take the place of Alice in Wonderland.
5. Eli's quote from this week as we were discussing the impending baby (10 weeks!) -- "I think we're about to find out what it really means to have a full time job." Sobering thought. Makes me want that cleaning side of the nesting instinct to kick in so that I don't have to worry about that stuff for a while after Noname Beaver is born (Nonami or Nona May--we joke).
6. Boys and girls no longer sit in integrated rows at my school. Girls on one side of the classroom, boys on the other. In every class. With no input (as to girl drama strongholds or boy groups that are more disruptive than others) from the teacher. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance, Mr. Principal.
7. I finally submitted my maternity leave request paperwork to central office for approval. Please pray that they don't give me a hard time. I have the days save up, so I asked to leave April 20. I know. 4.5 weeks before the end of the school year. Wrap our late spring break into that, and I'm done April 10. This could be glorious, just glorious. Or it could be denied. Let's hope it's glorious.
Okay, my self-imposed computer ban is almost here. Happy Monday!!