Now normally I would be ecstatic about this, but. . .this of all weeks is NOT the week to have snowdays. I haven't even started the top secret Christmas craft yet with my class, and we have no props made for the program Thursday night. (If there ends up being a Christmas program Thursday night.) This just may be the year the parents receive their crafty little creations a few weeks into January because according to my husband, there is snow in the forecast all week with a major storm arriving Sunday morning. OH WELL. I'm totally going to enjoy sleeping in tomorrow and finishing up our Christmas cards. And then I have to put some grades in on the old online grading program. And clean my house. And work on some other projects . . .
My friend, teacher #5, the one who took her kids on the Dam Field Trip (you all remember that post, right?) added some pictures today on Facebook which I just find amazingly beautiful. This is what snow is all about!!! Phil and I were just talking today and I said that real snow is when it's covering the trees and the power lines and makes everything look all white and pretty. Well, here is a prime example. She and her family have a 26 year tradition of snow shoeing into one of the forests near Wind River, Washington, to pick out a tree. (Out in these parts you can buy a permit and hike on in to pick the perfect tree.) Here's the one they chose this year. Now mind you, this is up in the Cascades and mountains get a lot more snow than the valley. But isn't it pretty?
And, of course, after you pick out the tree, cut it down, knock a bunch of snow off it, you also have to haul it out.
I want to have my next year's Christmas card picture taken right there. But I don't think I'd be all that good at snow shoeing.
Stay warm, faithful readers. Arctic Blast 2008 may be headed your way!!!