(This is a Slice of Life post, where we zoom in on the little moments of life. Slice of Life is hosted by Two Writing Teachers. You should write a slice today. Use the hashtag on Twitter #sol15 if you do)
I just knew it. Sunday’s night’s forecast for Monday morning looked iffy, with rain and snow and ice and the temperature hovering just around freezing. Sure enough, the morning began with a series of phone calls: my school district, my wife’s school district, my sons’ school district, and then my wife’s cell phone — where she also has the cancellation texts sent — started to pipe up with an early morning soundtrack of alarm.
No school. (Well, no school for the boys and I — my wife, an administrator, still went in and worked in a quiet building all day).
So, what did I do?
- Walked the dog and made the coffee
- Blogged and tweeted in the morning, checked RSS feeds, added a few pieces to my Flipboard magazines
- Tinkered around with annotations via Hypothesis (for the forthcoming Walk My World adventure)
- Tinkered around with shared annotation feature on Diigo with Terry
- Played and then assessed some student video games (see Peter’s game)
- Finished reading aloud The Greenglass House to my son (good book! Second half had us hooked completely)
- Finished reading How We Got to Here by Steven Johnson (good book! How one innovation impacts others is fascinating.)
- Boys and I watched The Princess Bride, even though younger boy was one reluctant (he remembers watching pieces as a littler one and didn’t like it but his older brothers said ‘you have to see this movie’) and then he was glued to the flick. It’s a classic.
- Watched Terry remix my poem (on his own snowy day). Kicked up the volume when the bass kicked in. Dang. That’s some good bass.
- Strummed some chords on a guitar and then started to write a song. I had no lyrics on my mind so I dug around in my guitar case and found some lyrics of a friend. Worked them into a song called Running. Recorded on Garageband app. Sent it to him as a surprise gift.
- Read more to my son (started The Boundless)
- Finished the day on the couch with my wife, watching the first episode of Netflix’s Marco Polo (just ‘eh’ so far) before the Internet went down.
- Read a few pages from A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane, and then drifted off to sleep
I guess the snow day had a lot going on … I just didn’t realize it until I wrote about it.
Peace (in the daze),