No! It can’t be! I’m not ready for this. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the headline in Sunday’s paper…”Polar Vortex Expected to Return in September.” It’s still summer. How can they be talking about cold weather already?
Then I started reading the article. It stated, and I quote, “The upcoming autumn months in the Northeast may be quite a bit colder than normal according to one long-range forecast, but then again, they may be warmer, according to another forecast.”
Huh? Which is it? I could say the same thing, “It might be cold or it might be ward.” Does that make me a weather forecaster? The uncertainty is making my head spin. Should I break out sweaters and sweats early or keep my shorts and tees handy? There is only so much closet space. Do I turn off the central air in favor of heat or just throw an extra blanket and cat on the bed? Should I put the lawn mower away and get out the snow shovels?
It’s no wonder I wake up with a headache. I am too old for all of this. This makes me glad that I am retired. How could I possibly develop lesson plans, engage my students in meaningful learning activities, and keep up a brave front knowing that at any minute we will be assaulted once again by the dreaded Polar Vortex.
I know. I will take a lesson from the bears. I will bury myself under heaps of covers and hibernate until the threat of the Polar Vortex in gone. If I do, this might be my last SOL post for several months. I hope you all enjoy the Polar Vortex. I plan on sleeping right through it…maybe.