As I get dressed to walk my dogs, I wonder why couldn't I sleep? A few things rumble threw my mind. My day was pretty well planned out for my students. There isn't really pressing decisions to make right now. My girls aren't busy with activities right now, so our weeknights are a bit relaxing. I have 10/46 conferences left but not til Wednesday night and this is the home stretch with NCTE in my future!
My day went well and tonight I was still thinking about why I couldn't sleep. I couldn't sleep because the weatherman had promised SNOW. Snow is uncommon in November. I love snow. It's pretty and bright. It's peaceful and life seems to slow down. While I walked the dogs this morning, my steps were truly a crunch crunch crunching and I thought about poetry. It was cold and it quickened my pace but not without noticing the stars and the stillness of life before many rise. I have a wonderful wall of windows at school and all day I enjoyed seeing the tufts of white on my bushes and bird feeders. Snow brings lots of anticipation for people - safe driving, delays, snow days, and what to wear. I hope the next time you see snow you are able to stop, wonder, and enjoy.
Thank you Dana for hosting Slice of Life at Two Writing Teachers.