Monday, April 23, 2012

Yay for a Snow Day in April!

Yesterday the news was all aflutter with a winter storm watch for western New York.  Being a native to this area, this type of weather was not outside the realm of possibility, even considering the fact that we are a week and a half away from May.  I refused to allow the thought of a snow day to even cross my mind, because as we all know, if you think it, it will not happen.  When I woke up this morning, it was still dark, and although it was cold, the morning lacked that feeling of a silent, muted, snow covered morning.  When the dogs came in from their morning rituals, they had snow on them, so I turned on the porch light and saw that there was maybe an inch of snow on the ground, definitely not enough to warrant a day off.  So, I continued my morning ritual, drinking my cup of coffee and preparing mentally for the start of a new week teaching mathematics to adolescents with spring fever and the approaching prom on their minds.  As I was finishing my cup of coffee, the phone rang.  A robotic, automaton voice stated that the school would be closed today.  I jumped for joy!  So, today I will spend the day sitting and spinning and reading.  This was a very pleasant and joyous surprise and something I will not take for granted.  So now, without further ado, here are some photos from the morning, and some photos of my new spinning wheel!     
Macho in the snow...although he can go inside, he seems to like being outside in the snow.  Go figure!

Macho with his icicle wool!

The view from my side porch of the April snow storm.

Riley checking out the new wheel, an Ashford Traditional!

Sabre approves of the new wheel.

1 comment:

  1. love the new to you wheel! what a surprise to get the day off for snow, in april! i kept thinking that is was a joke and i would be taken to task for missing class. hope you got lots of spinning done.