Today is snowpocalypse in Chicago. Depending on which channel/website you check, 15-24 inches of snow are expected to or are currently blanketing the Chicagoland area. I like winter generally, so I welcome snow generally. But today's snowpocalypse has a particularly special place in my heart. You see, today's storm has resulted in a first in my professional career: a work snow day.
Yes, my friends, my employer officially closed the office today. No feat by man or mother nature has ever achieved such a result. To the contrary, in the course of my professional career, I've been locked inside work ("for my own safety") much more often than I've been let home early. Snowpocalypse therefore, is a day a great rejoicing.
I plan to spend to day celebrating snowpocalypse and the unexpected freedom it brought. I plan to play with my kids and drink hot chocolate. I plan to do all the things I never get to do during the day with my kids. I plan to actually enjoy the snow. And I look forward to the baby boom of November 2011.