We've caught the southernmost end of that system that's making its way across the country. It rained a lot yesterday and then resumed raining last night, when it didn't quite get down to freezing. Then this morning a light, pretty snow dusted the grass and trees while turning slushy on the roads. The predictions were for the temperature to drop a few more degrees this morning, but I checked the closing lists on the websites of both the Little Rock and Memphis news stations at 5:00 and again at 6:30 and we weren't on them. I headed out on roads that were wet and slightly slushy, but totally fine.
Then I arrived at school to find the parking lot empty, the lights off, and the building locked. It's probably not so good to announce school closings at 6:40 when the school day starts at 7:20, but I'm still excited about the (unnecessary) day off. It'll probably save me a bit of money, too. It was a busy morning so breakfast consisted of one piece of raisin bread grabbed on the way out the door and I didn't get a lunch packed. Today I was planning to stay after school to help a student polish her scholarship application, and I know I would have been starving if I'd waited to eat until I got home so I probably would have caved and bought a school lunch or some fast food. (I really must replenish my supply of healthy snacks at school.) Instead, I can lounge around the house for a bit and then make waffles.