It’s that time of year again…the time when we find ourselves glued to the television, listening to weather forecasts that sound downright nasty. Local meteorologists shared the first winter storm watch of the season, which seems entirely too early for me. Tomorrow night into Thursday morning, sleet and freezing rain are predicted. If the forecast is accurate and the sleet and freezing rain begins before midnight tomorrow night, it will be the earliest such event in local history.
I am not ready for this weather. I am not ready for the early morning Honeywell Alert calls canceling or delaying school. I am not ready for interrupted lessons and missing time with my students. I am not ready for slipping and sliding and freezing temperatures, especially not in mid-November. I have lessons to teach, books to read with my students, pieces of writing to work on, and so much to accomplish. So, with all due respect to the meteorologists who are tasked with forecasting the weather, I hope that you’re wrong and that I’ll be at school with my kids on Thursday!