It’s been years since we’ve had a day off due to snow, it was therefore a rather pleasant surprise to wake to the news that both Paul and I could switch off our alarms and grab an extra hour or two under the sheets.
However, moments later we were shaken from our slumber as we experienced a low scale earthquake which I first assumed to be a gritter or truck driving by. The noise unfortunately woke our daughter who then proceeded to wake the entire household.
After a failed attempt at trying to coax the kids back to sleep, Paul cut his losses and took the kids downstairs for an hour or two, whilst I caught up on some Zz’s before making a start on the household chores.
By the time that I’d caught up on sleep, got myself dressed and had made it downstairs with the laundry baskets, bins and everything else to empty and to organise, the kids were busy playing in the snow. It was great to watch them running about in the white stuff having some fun with their Dad whilst I busied myself with washing the pots.
It didn’t take too long though before the kids were screaming and shouting to come back in, complaining that their fingers, toes and everything else had turned to ice. Paul and I have kept them occupied with toys, games and crafts for most of the day as the snow has mostly melted away.
For the first time in forever I can actually say that I have missed going to work. This isn’t a phrase which I have ever used before now but given that I am paid dependent upon the hours which I work, that and I rather enjoy my new role!
Heres hoping that the snow holds off for the time being, that I am able to make it to work (both as a Teaching Assistant and as a Bar Maid) tomorrow.