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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 01-11-2018 07:16 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

3:45 a.m. and the predicted
freezing rain starts pelting the window.
The blowing snow is due at 5:00 a.m.
The thermometer is falling,
three degrees in the last fifteen minutes.
It is supposed to get very cold
with the wind chill taking it to the extreme.
I have no desire to drive on the highway
under these icy conditions.
If the snow is on time,
Id be driving right into it at 5:45.
The old man says hell gladly
take me to work in his new truck.
Even as good as he is,
Id at least like to wait until daylight
for my white knuckle ride.
As I sit here cozy with my blanket,
listening to the wind creak and groan the house
while pelting the windows with slush;
I impatiently wait for the robo call
saying the school is closed.
I nod off for a bit, then look at the clock.
Id better get ready, if Ive got to go.
I have to be there, Im filling in until 9:00a.m.
Finally they called it!
They waited until almost a quarter to 6:00!
Oh well, no worries!
I just got a 4 day weekend!
Martin Luther King Day is Monday!
And here I sit all dressed and ready to go,
let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

LGR1/11/18


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LeeJ
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1 posted 01-11-2018 09:34 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

I'm smiling, loved this, and basically was my weekend, last week....those 4 day weekends can be an awesome ride...sometimes....
and than it feels so good to get back into the swing of things....

Great write, enjoyed.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 01-11-2018 01:52 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Well LeeJ they broke the bad news to me. Today is only Thursday. I thought it was Friday. It was a hard blow to take but I'm managing. ~L
Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


3 posted 01-11-2018 02:43 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

For someone who has "a boring life" (I'm not letting go of that!), you sure got a lot going on! With all this time on your hands, how about joining a Mah Jong group?  

...just bein' Bluesy
ethome
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4 posted 01-11-2018 02:55 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Long time no read Lori.
Being from Canada I can relate easily.
I too love those cancellations and the unexpected day off. INSIDE where it's cozy and warm.
A lot of this made me smile....
Eric

true love never looks after it's own interests

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 01-11-2018 06:42 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Blusey,
Well my life on 'the go', as in go to sleep, has left little time on my hands. I did get the car out and drive up the street to the neighbor's house to visit. The car wanted to get stuck but I wouldn't let it. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 01-11-2018 06:46 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Eric!
I'm delighted to hear I gave you a smile. Bless your heart for letting me know. ~L
Almost Wholehearted
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7 posted 01-11-2018 08:02 PM       View Profile for Almost Wholehearted   Email Almost Wholehearted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Almost Wholehearted

Boo snow...but yay snow day!  Of course I wouldn't know anything about those...I work at a bank and the doors are open come rain, shine, snow, fireballs from the heavens... we're still open.

I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted."  Brene Brown

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 01-12-2018 04:50 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Almost Wholehearted,
Yes, and the lobby is always open 'til six, even on Sundays.   ~L
 
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