Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No News, Just Snow

We're continuing to wait patiently for our travel dates, growing increasingly anxious and less patient as the minutes tick by. Come on phone, did you forget how to ring? To make matters worse we had another huge snow storm come through right in the middle of the day yesterday. My students had just arrived at school and within minutes snow started dumping all over us! Don't get me wrong, I love the snow. However, snow can make even the most well-behaved child turn into a giddy gremlin and when this is the scene outside the classroom window how can you blame them?

Luckily for me I had planned on introducing geoboards to the children yesterday for math. Remember those? They're the square boards with pegs that you stretch rubber bands onto to make shapes. If anything could compete with six inches of snow it's the thought of rubber bands flying haphazardly through the air, with the potential danger that you'll shoot your eye out. Yeah, it got their attention but I still felt like standing in the middle of the room, pulling a George Costanza and shouting, "Serenity now!"
The snow is beginning to melt but I couldn't resist taking a peek at the weather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:
High 79°F
Precipitation 0%
Mostly Sunny
Please get us there soon!


Matt said...

Anytime you can work a Seinfeld reference into your post, it's a good thing. I hope you get your travel call today.

Dawn said...

I hope the call comes TODAY!! I'm so excited for you!!

Eastiopians said...

Yes, ring phone ring! :)

Eastiopians said...

Oh, I meant to add that I probably quote a Seinfeld episode on a daily basis and yadda yadda yadda. Love your reference. :)