This was supposed to be a really big week.12
Instead, it has just been a really weird week.
This morning, I dragged myself into the cold3, disappointed that we hadn’t [yet] received a call notifying us to stay home for the day. By the time I was halfway to work, I’d passed three different car wrecks4, and it seriously felt like I was driving through the zombie apocalypse.5
And THEN I got the “bad weather 2 hour delay” phone call. Just as I was arriving on campus.6
But by that point it was pretty obvious that school was going to be cancelled altogether, but I decided to get some tacos from Smoky Mo’s and brew some coffee in my classroom and chill – literally.
I was amused that the 9:05 bell still rang, and that’s when we got the announcement.
That’s about 3 or 4 hours late, if you ask me.
I haven’t seen my A-day students in more than a week, and the timing of these two freeze days — splitting the first major test of the semester across days a full week apart — could not be more awkward.7
- Among other things, my student teacher assumes her teaching duties this week [↩]
- and actually, every week is a big week, at this point [↩]
- after having stayed up too late, thinking we wouldn’t have school today due to the ice [↩]
- two that were single car incidents, that had obviously spun out and crashed into concrete barriers [↩]
- The road conditions were atrocious. NOBODY should have been driving out there this morning. [↩]
- Thankfully I did not get into a wreck, or I would seriously be ticked. [↩]
- We’ve had ice days before — Spring of 2007, 2010, and 2012 if memory serves me right — but never in a way that splintered our calendars like so. [↩]