My celebration was short lived. I was awoken at 6:23 this morning with a phone call. My phone was on vibrate but it was enough to wake me up but not for me to fully comprehend what was going on. I didn't realize it was the phone until after it stopped ringing. It was a robocall from WCPSS. A 2 hour delay. UGH! KC has a customer in town today and I have patients at 9:30 and 11. A 2 hour delay means either Macy need to be at her bus stop (Since she's in a magnet school they have "Express busing" which is a route that only has about 4-5 stops but covers a larger area so parents have to get their kids to a central location which happens to be about a mile and a half from our house: too far away for her to walk.) at 10 or at school by 11:05. Both my patients are in Morrisville, in the opposite direction from her school. I was going to move my 9:30 to 9 then run home, bring Macy to school and hopefully get to my 11:00 patient (who is all of 3 miles from my 9:30 patient) only a few minutes late. It would require a lot of driving back and forth but there was nothing to be done about it.
I laid back down to try to get some more sleep only to be woken up a few minutes later with an announcement from Delaney saying school has been cancelled. I checked the WCPSS website and sure enough, no school..... again. In a way, it actually made my day easier since I didn't have to run back and forth but it also means another day with a house full of children. I saw my patients and came home. I had left the girls with a rather lengthy list of chores and much to my surprise, they had gotten right to it and had them all done! Yay!!!!!
After writing my notes, it was still snowing so I went out to see if I could capture that. As it turns out, I really needed a neutral density filter to be able to slow down the shutter enough to get the snow flakes. Bummer. But I did get this kind of interesting picture. I killed the saturation quite a bit and brought the exposure down 1.5, played with the contrast, clarity and curve. Now I'm trying to stay busy for the rest of the day so I don't notice the noise of 4 girls who desperately need to go back to school. The worst part of this is that as of right now, 2pm, it is still snowing and we are supposed to get another storm tomorrow night. They are never going back to school.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun