Experts on happiness say that the happiest times are not going on vacation or visiting with friends or doing other things that supposedly make you happy, but actually, the time right before that: the anticipation of going on vacation or visiting with friends or doing other things you enjoy. Pooh Bear's most joyful moment is the moment just before he has a little smackeral of honey.
At school this week, we have had the anticipation of Christmas vacation all week to make people wired. Then there was the anticipation of Christmas. Then add in the possible snow day factor. Then stir in a little intense sadness induced by a school shooting, some anticipation of the end of the world at the end of the week, and you have a most bizarre and edgy concoction of emotions. I'm frankly quite glad to be done teaching for the day.
And guess what was on the answering machine when I got home? School is cancelled tomorrow for the blizzard. For real.
The weather people are predicting high winds, 12 to 17 inches of snow, and "Thundersnow". Thundersnow should be a superhero, don't you think?