I took a personal day today, from work, all to myself.
It was beyond wonderful.
I slept until it was light out.
I went downstairs in my jammies and robe.
I went Christmas shopping....and even got myself a couple of treats.
I had my annual tradition of a peppermint mocha coffee (though decaf!)
and looked at the neighborhoods near me who got more Buffalo snow than I did.
Some stores and houses couldn't even be seen from the road
because the snow was piled higher than 8 feet!
Tomorrow it's back to planning and mounds of paperwork
as I complete report cards and comments,
but that's okay.
Today I rediscovered some balance
and took a deep breath
of fresh snowy air.