Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Request Granted

I looked out the window at about 4:20 this morning but couldn't really tell if the snow on the ground was going to be enough to warrant a day off.  Fortunately, I didn't have to wait too long for an answer.  After laying my head back down on the pillow I heard the quiet two-beat vibration of my cell phone.  A text message had arrived, and if it came that early in the morning it could only mean Arlington Public Schools would be closed today.  After a quick fist pump in the air I pulled up the comforter and rolled over smiling myself back to sleep.

I woke up at 9:00 AM to find my black cat staring at me with a look of disapproval.  Perhaps he disapproved of my 10 (!) hours of sleep.  Or maybe it was his empty food bowl that was bothering him.  Nonetheless, I grabbed my sleep sweater and headed down to the kitchen.

Even though there were a lot of things I could have done with my day off I chose a path of least resistance.  I resisted the calling of 110 essays and chose to fill out my NCAA bracket instead.  I resisted trying to plow through a book that I haven't particularly enjoyed and caught up on The Walking Dead.  Late this afternoon I even resisted a trip to the gym, opting for a nap instead.

Yes, there were two paths I could have taken today, and I took the one of least resistance.  My cat Edgar, who napped right along with me, approved.


  1. Sounds like such a relaxing day!! Snow days are the best days :)

  2. This sounds like a day you needed to have. We didn't get so lucky, but we did have a delay. And I chose to get an extra hour of sleep!

  3. Sounds like the best snow day ever! Glad you were able to rest and recharge today. Sounds heavenly!

  4. I love the allusion to Frost! And, I fully agree with your path choices. Congrats.