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Snow Days

In case you missed yesterday’s post, we’ve had some snow here the past couple of days!It is so beautiful. I’ve always loved snow, but I especially loved it as a child when we had snow days. In 1996 there was a blizzard that came through Maryland, where I was living. We were out of school for a week! I remember each evening watching the report hoping the right county would pop up as being canceled. Every night it would show up, we were out of school one more day. By Thursday night, I didn’t want that county to pop up on the newscast, but there it was. I had a bad case of cabin fever.

My parents were out of town for the blizzard and my Grandmother was staying with us. We would go and play in the snow with the neighborhood kids. We would come in and drink hot cocoa and thaw out, but then darkness would come. Like it always does the nights seemed to drag and we were stuck inside. I remember wanting nothing more than to be able to get out and play. Thankfully these two back-to-back storms haven’t forced me inside all day, I have been able to get out and go to work. Eventually we did make it back to school, but we couldn’t play on the playground for another week and my parents returned. Life got back to normal. Now thought it seems like I would love to spend a week inside the house. I accomplished a lot yesterday morning when I couldn’t yet leave. There is a lot more I could do.

What do you do with your snow days?

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