Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Awaiting the onslaught

Last weekend, as we waited for a couple of inches of ice and snow to melt off the streets, we were told that a bigger storm was on the way for the middle of the following week.  Now it's almost here, and the projected snow accumulations have been rising the closer the storm gets.

Everyone is hunkered down and expecting complete official cancelation action for at least the next two days.  Some government agencies in Little Rock have already announced they will be closed tomorrow.  Snow is supposed to start around dawn, continue all day, and then persist on the ground through a cold day Thursday.

Enjoying a snow day is all about mental preparation.  You get your ducks in a row, figure out what you can bring home and how much you need to be productive.  Then you line up home-based projects: kids making their Valentines for school, baking or cooking, crafts, games, whatever has been waiting for a rainy (or snowy) day.

One snow day is something to look forward to.  Two snow days we can definitely handle.  Let's hope things don't stretch to three, or our mental preparations may fray at the edges.

1 comment:

Doc Thelma said...

Enjoy! I'm starting to hate the words "little to no accumulation expected." If it's going to be cold and grey and wet, give us a few inches of the fluffy white stuff and close things down definitively. I'm sick of the wintery mixes... either real snow or bring on spring