Okay, so it's actually an ice day, but I'll take it! Yes, we'll have to make it up in the spring, but right now I DON'T CARE! Besides, we've only had one other bad weather day in the 4 1/2 years I've been here in Austin. It's a nice little break every once in a while.
Austinites don't know a thing about bad winter weather. (I did learn a thing or two about blizzards and cold weather growing up in New England.) Yes, I got freaked out driving home last night. But it wasn't the weather that worried me. It was the people who don't know how to drive in icy conditions. It's quite funny really. The whole city seems to be freaking out. Most schools are closed, along with a bunch of city offices. And yet, people are still trying to get out and about. Of course there are tons of accidents, which aren't funny at all.
So, what am I doing on my surprise day off? Well, I promised myself that if we had the day off I would do some cleaning. Haven't started that yet, but I do plan to. (You know, so I don't have to face the studying I should be doing.) Since I got up at 8 (2 hours later than normal), I've watched stupid TV shows, had a couple of cups of tea, looked outside at the layer of ice on my car, answered & sent some e-mails and I even ordered a care package for a soldier through Treats for Troops. (Can't tell you what a wonderful feeling I had as I shopped for the soldier I "adopted" a couple of months ago) I also plan to read my CP's manuscript. I've been promising her a complete read through for over a week. She must think I've abandoned her! And yes, I've even scheduled some time for me to study as well. A couple of hours anyway. I thought about reading. I have to finish that Biography of Aerosmith in time to return it to my brother over Christmas. And I bought a couple new books last night. Christmas stories, of course. (Maybe I knew that we'd be out of school today when I stopped at the bookstore?!)
Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, I hope you have a great day!