Thursday, September 22, 2005

Surprise!

I rolled out of bed at 5:45. I took my shower and fed the cats. I killed a giant centipede. I got a banana and sat down at the computer, turning on the television. I didn't even look at the screen right away. As I ate my breakfast and navigated to yahoo.com, I overheard Kare 11's Kim and Tim reporting about the devastating effects of last night's storm. I finally turned my eyes to the screen.

What? Schools are closed? Is there some kind of weird weather phenomenon happening that causes all of those small-town schools to shut down? Wait a second. Fridley. Osseo. Robbinsdale. These were metro schools. I waited until the beginning of the alphabet. But even when I saw Anoka-Hennepin, I could hardly believe my eyes. The state's biggest school district doesn't close for anything. I had to watch three cycles of the closings to finally get it. We were closed! A day off! My friend and fellow A-H teacher called to make sure I had heard about the closing. Lucky for her, she got the news before she got in the shower. I had to finish my breakfast and dry my hair before I could return to my still-warm-and-cozy bed.

It was a lovely surprise and a blessing for this stuffed-up, coughing pregnant woman. And we got a beautiful day to boot! Happy autumn!

5 comments:

-Lisa- said...

Aww, you got a "blessing" too :). tee hee...

Angela was quite joyful as well...

As far as I know, there are still some parts of Champlin that don't have power tonite, I think that most of Andover does... Anoka of course, does. Which actually is a good thing, even though I'd like to have a day off while not being sick.

I was achey wasted sick Mon. and Tues. ugh!
So, there, a comment and much more from me today. :) love you!

david said...

My neighborhood was hit pretty hard too. Downed trees and mess everywhere. One of my neighbors lost his fence. I lucked out and only had a free tree pruning. Now I need to figure out how I'm going to get rid of all the branches.

-Lisa- said...

I feel a bon-fire coming on... i should probably email david that... but i'll post it here too :)

i'm a nerd :) haha

sleeping with bread said...

. . . more rest . . . makes me smile . . .

gloria said...

There were trees down everywhere here. We lost the better part of two trees. One of them was actually hit by lightening. Still it was like "the best day ever" for Livy and Gunnar. While all the other go-getter neighbors pulled out their chain saws my husband went off to work (rats! they had power) and I don't do much heavy lifting in this condition. So all of the neighborhood kids came over to our yard and made a fort out of the tree junk in our back yard.
We're still behind the curve. Most of our neighbors have raked and mowed and gotten all tidy. We, ummm, haven't.