Friday, November 21, 2008

I Hate Snow

I live in the south. I have always lived in the south. When it snows in the south schools close, businesses close. It's almost like a holiday.

I have worked as a home health nurse for the last 10 years. During those 10 years I learned to despise the snow. While businesses and schools closed, home health did not. Sick people are still sick in the snow.

So, while my family slept peacefully or Riley sat with his nose pressed against the window pane or while my boys had snowball fights in the front yard, I was at work. I even ended up in the ditch one time while trying to see patients in the snow and ice.

When I got my job as a school nurse I told Michael that I can finally learn to love the snow again. Most schools around where I live cancel school not long after the first flake falls. (I know you northerners don't understand. I guess it's just a southern thing.) So, I figured I would no longer have to go to work in the snow and I'd be able to sit home and enjoy it.

I woke up this morning to the most beautiful snowfall. The ground and cars had a nice dusting of snow and it was still snowing pretty hard.

I kept waiting for my phone to ring saying that school was canceled or at least delayed. It never came.

So, I'm at school. It's still snowing. It's been snowing for several hours now.

I still hate snow.


Jill said...

Being in VA, I know what you mean about closing school when the first flake falls! Usually they wait to see if it's then it's about time to go to school ...then they decide to cancel it! Well that stinks that you're at work when you could be enjoying the snow! Maybe they will give you an early dismissal :)

Anonymous said...

This is her son, Holden, and our school did just get dismissed early. Apparently my mom's hasn't. You need to stop complaining mom you may hate snow but i love it!PS It's all melted now anyways :( love you mom!

Major Bedhead said...

I live in New England and I hate snow, too.

Penny Ratzlaff said...

Jill, It is now 2:20. No early dismissal for me.

Holden, I love you too. I hope you enjoyed the snow cream.

Julia, Winter must be miserable for you. I don't think I could live up north. I just couldn't handle the snow.

Jill said...

Awww it didnt stick :( LOL! (giggles @ Holden) We're getting a wintery mix here in VA ... it snows...then its a mushy mix...then it its just enough to make it nasty out!

Sandra Miller said...

Penny, last night we had our first snow with actual accumulation.

I feel your pain.

Shannon said...

You would HATE Utah then. We would need almost a foot of snow before they would cancel anything.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Things are tough at our house now, but I do have the hope it will get better. It is comments and emails from people like you that are really helping. So really, thank you so much!

I hope we can keep in touch.

AmyT said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Penny. I wish you no snow.