It happened again. I took a ton of pictures on Christmas and then… nothing! Every year I’m overwhelmed by the holidays. So afterwards, I focus on work and getting back to normal. And I forget to take pictures.
Luckily, today’s snow day (more on that to follow) inspired me to break out the camera again. When downloading the photos, I realized I haven’t even done anything with the pictures I took on Christmas. I so want to be on top of photos and even get the good ones printed, but it’s so time-consuming and hard to prioritize. Ugh.
So for now, I’m just happy to have some 2013 pics only halfway into January. We’ll see if I can keep it up and maybe have some good photos for the beginning of next year’s family calendar. (I make a calendar on Shutterfly every year. Love that site!)
Okay, that’s the bright side of the snow day. The downside? I’m swamped with work and today was supposed to be “catch-up day” so I can stay on track with my clients and marketing and everything else that goes into running a business. Then came 6:20 A.M. Ring ring. I woke up, saw the snow, and thought: they’re calling a delay for school. But part of me knew better. You see, we live in a very conservative district where they err on the side of calling school off. So I was not surprised when the recording announced that indeed, schools were closed for the day “due to inclement weather”. We’re in New England, snow happens. We got 2-3 inches of wet snow and then it stopped by mid-morning. So although it took a long time for a plow to arrive on our street, it was not a big storm or a problem. Oh well, it is what it is.
Some of you know I’m not a morning person, so you won’t be surprised by this. After being woken up by the school snow day call, I was delirious enough to tell the kids “you can go back to sleep.” Yeah, right! I was definitely still dreaming. One of them was actually thoughtful enough to close my door before bounding downstairs, presumably so I could rest. Too bad I could hear them bickering through the door.
So I’m making the best of the day – taking some much-needed rest time, enjoying extra time with the kids, and fitting in some work when possible. And, of course, I took some pictures of the snow.
Any other parents home with the kids for this snow day too? What are you doing with the day?