Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Gift of Two Hours

It was a typical work day morning. Woke up early. Spent some time writing. Checked my email and Facebook feed. Looked out the window. Yay! Snow!

As many of you know, I work for a school district, so my next step was to check the school closings. Yay! A two hour delay!

What does that mean to those of you who aren't lucky enough to experience this joy?

It means... blizzard, which warrants a full day off, but the snowfall is heavy and you shouldn't be driving on slippery roads quite yet. employer wants me and my students home until we can safely venture out. more cup of coffee.

...a little more robe and fuzzy socks time.

...several more words added to my new novel.

...a slower beat to my day.

...a smile.

I wish all employers would give their employees the gift of two hours on a snowy morning. It sends a message of caring and respect. It sends a message that all of those urgent issues can wait two hours. The time is yours to do whatever you like.

What would you do if you were just handed two hours? 

A Fun Video With Many Great Snow Images:

    Let it Snow!


  1. Such a warm post even in the midst of all the snow! This one triggered a lot of memories...not so much the snow but the delay and possible school closing. Been there many time...but it was hurricane season!

    1. I think snow days/delays are one of the best perks of being a teacher. Always makes me feel like a kid when I get one.

  2. Curl up on the lounge and read.

  3. Peggy,

    Snow has always signaled joy to me. I cannot help but smile when I see it start to fall. So thanks for giving me the virtual experience -- it was rain in my neighborhood yesterday. A two hour gift would be more time to read or write for me, and of course, another cuppa.

    Let it snow!


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