Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow Day

It has been a weird week of weather here in Tulsa. We had a nice few days of upper 50's and even 60 on Wednesday. Then we had a nice winter storm roll in yesterday. The temperature was below freezing, but all we got yesterday was the crappy freezing rain which led to a layer of ice by this morning. We have icicles hanging all around our house. Now for the last hour or so it's been snowing pretty hard and starting to put a layer on everything. Obviously we didn't have school today, but I'm glad we went yesterday. The rain wasn't too bad and didn't start until around 2, so at least they didn't waste a school day off on that. I know, I sound like a real teacher not wanting days off. But, I have to say it's more about my own selfish reasons than feeling like I'm going to be behind or whatever. They don't do this in Texas, but in Oklahoma we have 5 snow days built into the school year, so right now we are scheduled to be done on May 26th (Wednesday) with the 5 days included. Well, we decided to buy plane tickets to Australia for Friday night on the 28th! Not leaving much room to go over the 5 weather days! Right now, we've used 3 of the days and we still have to get through February and March. Tony doesn't remember any bad weather during those months last year, but other teachers talk like it's not a surprise to get snow into March. I just hope we don't have to use more than the 2 days! Makes me nervous about what I would have to do...because we can't really cancel our trip but I can't imagine that they will be very happy about me trying to miss out on the last days of school. I don't even know if that's an option. So let's just hope for no more days off! It kind of stresses me out just thinking about it because it's just an unknown. Can't plan the weather!

Luckily this doesn't put a dent in our running. We were able to go to the gym and run our 5 miles yesterday. We're off today, and tomorrow is only 5 miles. It's a recovery week where we don't have a long run. So thank goodness we don't have to do a long run on the treadmill or outside on Sunday or something. We'll just go to the gym and run on the boring treadmill. Not our favorite, but it's at least do able.

Also, this snow has affected my certification test that I was supposed to take tomorrow. It's a long story, but there's been some issues transfering my teaching certificate from Texas to Oklahoma and I found out that I have to take one more test to be able to teach Pre-Algebra, which I'm already teaching, but I'm on a "plan" that I have registered for the test and whatnot. So, now I have to wait until next week to find out when it's going to be rescheduled. This was the perfect weekend to take it...no long run, nothing else going on, but now I'm worried it's going to get rescheduled for a day that we already have something going on. Guess we'll wait and see. I spent a couple of hours studying this morning, but not any more.

Tony went into work for a few hours today. He should be coming home soon. He said his group was the only one in the office. They must be dedicated. :) The plan for the rest of the day, is to hang around the house, maybe do some cleaning?, and stay out of this weather.

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