I am a snow day maniac. I may well be worse than my students in that I await 2 hour delays, early dismissals, and snow days with overzealous glee. Earlier in the week, it became clear that there would be winter weather today, and I was delighted.
Except that I decided to break the rules and purchased some mouse traps that my teacher neighbor installed for me in the closet. I wanted to go to school to get an update on the mouse problem. This morning, I groaned when I heard “2 hour delay” on the radio.
Ugh! What is wrong with me?
An hour or so later, school was called off, but I just could not appreciate my snow day until I knew whether my mouse traps were successful. (To be perfectly honest, I also needed to get the power cord for my laptop.)
I live only 6 miles from my school and, at 8:30 am, the rain hadn’t yet begun to turn to ice, so Grace and I bundled up and drove over. She got a ride in the car, I got my power cord, and we checked the traps.
Success! Without opening the closet door, I could see a sprung trap and a dead rodent. One down, three to go (assuming no one moves in from elsewhere in the building).
Now I can enjoy my snow day with Gracie Anna!
© 2007 – 2017, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.