And snowed some more.
And school was cancelled.
And cancelled some more.
It's funny how the advent of a snow storm causes an inverse relationship on the delight spectrum Chez Garth.
Snow is a BIG DEAL to my kids. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't snow much in Portland. Hardly at all, in fact. Which is why snow is really, really exciting.
Time to work, however, is a BIG DEAL to me. Hence the almost tears when the third snow day in a row was announced.
Even though it feels like I've barely gotten back to work since the holiday's, I decided that maybe my kids could use a break from front yard snow, the new hamster (Yes. We got one. She's adorable) and video games.
I lucked onto two sleds, not snapped up by the craze of likeminded housebound peoples, and tramped across a field to a perfect snowy hill.
We spent all morning doing runs. Our cheeks turned bright pink and we stopped snapping at each other like animals trapped in a cage that's one size too small.
"There's definitely going to be school tomorrow," I said to a mommy friend who'd joined us. "Don't you think?"
"Yes, of course," she said, kindly ignoring the hint of desperation in my voice. "This can't go on forever."
It turns out she was right. The kids had school on Friday...with a two-hour delay. It's a good thing the Virginia school year is longer than the one we had in Portland because, combined with this week's mid-winter break, that gives us another four day weekend, I just might have to write January off as a writing wash.
The good news is we had fun!