Monday, December 03, 2007

Snow day?

Yup, today was a snow day. Guess when I found out? I had a pretty good hunch that there was at least a delay when I turned off the highway to find no traffic at all. I wasn't really sure though until I asked the security guard getting in his car to leave. Apparently Lawrence closes all of the schools for a couple inches of snow overnight. I did try to check school closings this morning, but the radio didn't mention any in the few minutes I turned it on and a check of the school website and a google search turned up nothing. I have now set up a text message and email that will arrive as soon as delays are announced.

I spent the day appropriately- got some stuff done at home that needed taking care of. Mostly though, I lounged and baked cookies, crocheted and left my school stuff packed up. Best of all, I decorated my 'Christmas Tree.' The yucca that lives with me is nearly as tall as I am now so I wrapped it up in a strand of lights and hung some snowmen and peppermint candy ornaments on it while listening to holiday music. It was downright festive, without being gaudy like some of the banners my neighbors have hung on their balcony. With the added bonus of avoiding the 'artificial vs. real: which is more environmentally friendly?' debate.

This weekend was great, and after spending a lot of quality time in coffee shops with great friends I'm wishing for a good coffee shop around here to hang out in. I almost got motivated to go find one today, but the idea of staying home all day won out. My tea might not be as fancy and my apartment may not be as social, but not having to drive always seems to trump everything else.

p.s. After all that discussion, I decided to take the calculus class, even if it is 4 preps. Good luck to me!

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