Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Teacher's Prayer

Dear God,

I know you have better, more important things to do, grave situations to ameliorate, needy people to feed and comfort. I get that. But maybe, just maybe, you need a little coffee break and are looking for something not-so-time-consuming to do, something a little more fun if not particularly satisfying.

So I ask you, if you aren’t mad at me for anything, to pleeeease give me a snow day. I haven’t had one since December. And I haven’t had a delay since the beginning of January. I checked my journal, God, and at this point last year I had 3 snow days and 3 delays. I’ve been really busy lately and it would just be nice to have your permission to sit around and do nothing. Because really that’s what a snow day feels like to me, your way of saying Take a Break.

Within the next few days would be perfect. I just got Julie and Julia in on Netflix, I have lots of laundry to do, and I haven’t cooked a pot of soup in a while. (I might still have a nice bottle of red Jill and I never got around to opening.) And I’d like to have a little more time to write, too.

So, I’m just saying a good old fashioned Nor’easter would do the trick. Actually, that would really rock. And please, please, please not on a weekend. Because that wouldn't be a real snow day.

Thanks,
Joanne

PS I'd even promise to stop asking for the new gym members to fall off their resolution wagons.

3 comments:

Tam said...

HILARIOUS!! I am linking this on my blog. I love it. And good luck :)

Amy said...

AMEN!!!

Norma said...

I second that - AMEN!

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