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.