We got our hoped-for snow day today. For Upper School, the semester is winding down. Final projects are due. Exams are around the corner. I have many tasks, large and small to work on over the next month or so, much of it related to recruiting new students. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be able to support the broader efforts of the school. It’s a lot of work, but it’s so worth it. And, of course, my efforts benefit me as well. I hope not just to recruit students to the school as a whole, but to recruit students to my classes. Since my classes at the upper school level are electives, I have to convince people to make room in their schedule for it.
Since I returned from winter break, I hadn’t felt completely geared up for school even though I have much on my plate. Having the snow day, I think, will help me collect myself a bit. We’ve started an addition on our house, which hasn’t been terribly disruptive, but it prevented me from doing laundry for a while. I even had to make a trip to the laundromat. Soon, it will cause more disruption as we lose a bathroom for a while, and part of the master bedroom. We’ve already rearranged the bedroom in preparation for the walls coming down and a new one being put up. It’s nice to have the day to catch up on some of the household turmoil. I did bring home some work, but I’m guessing I won’t do much, if any. I might plan out what I want to accomplish when I get back, but not much more than that.
I hope everyone else loaded down with snow takes a moment to pause. It’s a rare opportunity to not do anything.