Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Unexpected Day Off

This morning, the phone rang at 5:30.  Now generally speaking, unless it’s January, this signals bad news.  But today, I got an an unexpected day off.  The superintendent sent out a phone dialer message saying that there was no power going to the transformer that powers the middle/high school.  So no school at the middle/high school today.

I didn’t even have to get out of bed—Andy fielded the message, changed the alarm, and I was able to stay snuggly in bed until 8 this morning.  It was a late pregnancy miracle.  Except for one small thing.  I left my prescription lotion on my desk yesterday.  My desk in the school building where there is no power.  And my key is electronic.  And my classroom has no windows (really my whole hall has no windows).  So I’m without my magic lotion for a day.  But it’s okay.  I’m surviving.

Actually, I’m doing well.  I am working on some of the things that have been bothering me around the house (hello clutter, you make a neurotic pregnant woman feel itchier than her rash already makes her) and I feel pretty good about it.  If I can get more done, I’ll be in great shape.  What a statement….seriously.  My brain is fried.  But really, I’m glad to get our house in better shape—one, possibly two of Andy’s college friends is/are coming this weekend, and I’ve been sort of humiliated about the condition of the house….and I know that we will be getting visitors out our ears in the next few months, and I want to at least look like I have a little dignity and self-respect :)

So today I clean.  And rest.  And do laundry.  And write thank you’s. 

Thank you, sweet power outage, for just the peace of mind I needed.


jami said...

i want a power outage!!!! im glad you got a day off to relax :)

Ashley said...

It was nice...until I overdid it and made myself sick this afternoon :)

I'm realizing I have limitations....I just haven't been following them the best :)