A Slow Start

Although I wasn’t exactly thrilled to be woken up at 5 a.m. by my phone, ultimately the 2-hour delay for school ended up being a wonderful thing! After letting the kids know they didn’t have to rush, I crawled back in bed and didn’t get up until about 7:30 a.m. (which is on the “late” side for me)!

It’s really no surprise I was exhausted. On Monday I was up since 3 a.m. with my previously mentioned heating issues. I woke up around 2:45 and noticed how cold it was, so after about 15 minutes of wondering I got up, saw that the thermostat was reading only 60, then went down cellar to restart the boiler (it had been giving us issues all weekend, so I was already anxious about it). When I couldn’t get it to restart, I thought I may as well build a fire in the wood stove so the house warms up. Drew then came down asking me what on earth I was doing, so after explaining it all he checked it out (with no better outcome), and we were both wide awake so… yeah. I was really in need of a good night’s rest.

Although I still had to leave for work at my usual time, the morning still took on a slower pace since there was no need to rush people out the door by 7:00 a.m. There may have only been a coating of snow, but there had been ice and sleet overnight and on our narrow, windy, hilly country roads, it’s always best to be cautious, especially when school busses are involved.

How I wished I could linger longer over my coffee and crochet, though! It would have been a lovely day to cozy up with crafts and books and movies. Alas, I was at my desk by 9:10, but at least I felt ready to take on the day. It really is amazing what a little extra rest can do for your attitude!

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