When my phone rang at 5:30 a.m., I knew it was a school delay. Apparently, there was ice all over the roads in the little village where I teach, and they decided to err on the side of caution and wait it out. Well…turns out, the wait was longer than expected.
I had just started to dry my hair after showering and getting dressed for school, when the phone rang again, with the automated message that school was closed for the day. Well, whaddya know about that? All dressed up and nowhere to go.
So, I got back into some jammies and snuggled up in front of the space heater, and had a latte while reading the news, posting to Facebook, and generally being lazy.
That lasted all of about one hour; then I was rarin’ to get stuff done.
I cleaned the parlor, wrote a rhythm section chart, and finished the sound plot and program for Wednesday night’s concert. All set to copy, fold, and distribute. It’s nice to get a day once in awhile to take care of minutiae like that. It’s stuff that would otherwise have me staying late after school, and frankly, with this miserable cough, I’d like to leave work at work as much as possible.
So today, we continue the Christmas Countdown. Not the Countdown to Christmas, mind; rather, the Countdown to No More Christmas Gigs. Number 2 of 5 happens tomorrow night. I’m looking forward to it, actually. Should be fun. Should be. Hmmm.
Right now, I’m just looking forward to coming back home tonight and getting all snuggly-rat on the couch, ate up with the NyQuil.