Monday, December 13, 2010

musings on a snow day

Last night, the wind howled and the snow flew. When the sun came up, this was the view out of my back porch.

We had a snow day today. I love snow days. I don't even care that they have to be made up later. I fully accept them for the gift that they are. Usually I use a snow day to finish up all of the work I had brought home but didn't do. But I finished all of my work last night. (I was planning to hand it all back this morning.) So I was staring at a day with no work, no plans, and no obligations. I didn't know those existed. I wasn't sure what to do.

I made some hot cocoa for breakfast. Then I settled onto the couch to watch It's a Wonderful Life. And I watched out the window as the snow continued to blow and drift.

I made chocolate chip cookies and listened to Christmas music. I once heard that you shouldn't be snowbound without chocolate chip cookies, so, you know, I had to honor that rule.

I ventured out into the wind and the snow and the blowing to mail off some Christmas packages.
I came home and made dinner.
I shoveled snow with Hubby.
Now I'm going to drink tea and watch a Christmas movie.

This has been the best day in a long time.


Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Oh yum! You're making me miss baking!! I looked into getting an oven at our place but they cost like $600 for a little bitty one. I'm thinking I'd have to do A LOT of baking to justify that purchase. But nothing beats homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Lyndsay said...

That DOES sound like a good day!

Kirsten said...

Sounds fabulous to me! And thank goodness for not procrastinating about work. I definitely need one of these days.

InTheFastLane said...

We watched Its a Wonderful life too! But, no cookies yesterday ;( maybe tomorrow, before the next big storm rolls in.