Shannon Stacey

One hot mess of a week

It’s 12:45 and I’m just getting around to blogging? It’s been a day. I finally broke down and bought a Keurig earlier this week. What a stupid waste of money that was. Went to Walmart and returned it this morning. When I left the store, the sun reflecting off the snow and ice and windshields blinded me and while I stopped to give my glasses a minute to tint, I squinted, looking for the general shape of my car. Couldn’t find it. PANIC. Oh yeah…driving the truck.

It’s been that kind of week, actually. Monday the kids had no school for MLK Day. Tuesday there was a storm forecast but, because there was nothing on the ground at 5:30am, they had the kids go in to school, which meant an early release in the middle of the snowstorm. We were one of the few districts that went at all and bunch of parents complained, so the news crew was at the high school for dismissal, letting them whine on camera. Ohmigod, I had to DRIVE IN SNOW. It’s SO horrible. To which I say bitch, my kid shouldn’t have to go to school until July because you went out in the summer and bought a car you can’t drive in the winter. This is New Hampshire, not Florida. If you don’t like it, move back to wherever the hell you came here from.

So then we had a two-hour delayed opening Wednesday. Of all the possible weather scenarios, this is the one that screws with my head and my schedule the most. The rhythm of the morning remains the same—putz around, take the Tall Kid to the high school, putz around some more, take the Short Kid to his school, then do a couple of errands. Except when I get home and I look up, it’s almost noon.

Today, they’re actually having an entire day of school. Yay! Tomorrow…teacher workshop day, so no school again. It’s going to snow, anyway, so at least this way it was already scheduled into the 180 days.

And, yes, the Christmas tree is still up.

2 comments to “One hot mess of a week”

  1. Lee Laughlin
      · January 21st, 2011 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Oh, I so agree with you about people who complain about snow. This IS New Hampshire. NEWSFLASH!! It snows here! Sometimes it snows here A LOT!!! Our district is regional. My town is the largest contributor of students, but if one of the smaller outlying towns can’t get their roads cleared we are all delayed or worse cancelled. I love snow, and I kinda like snow days (most of the time) but it was sweet getting out June 15th last year. We were almost a week ahead of my friends in Mass.

    BTW, did you hear, they are calling for another storm midweek next week! ;)

  2. Shannon
      · January 21st, 2011 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Ours is regional, too, and the most rural of the three towns spawns the most complainers. It also has the most transplanted flatlanders. Coincidence? I think not.

    When I was a kid (I had to walk a mile to school in the snow, uphill both ways?) it had to SNOW to get a snow day. Not this few inches so the intersection might be a little slippery. Drives me crazy.

    And I hadn’t heard about the midweek storm. I did hear that Monday and Tuesday are going to be WICKED cold. I drive both kids in the morning, but the Tall Kid usually walks home. I think I’ll be picking him up.

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