Friday, February 4, 2011

another snow day

It's 10:13am and I'm writing this post from my bed. Normally I'd be at the gym by now ( new years resolution!!) or at least, showered and out the door. But today, for the fourth day in a row, I'm home, savoring my snow day.
Today is especially nice because I woke up at about 6 am feeling like I got leveled by a bus. I'm a workaholic so I would have gone into work anyway, but the freshly fallen snow saved me.
It's lovely, really. I'd take a picture for you but you can probably look out your window and see the same exact scene ( unless you live some place tropical- in which case, I envy you)

I don't know about you, but snow days always make me lazy. I know I should be doing some work, getting ahead on my lesson plans, or creating cool assignments, but really, snow days are made for taking a break, fixing yourself a cup of tea and putting your feet up.
Think back to when you were a kid. You didn't do homework on a snow day. You went out and played!

Honestly, all I've really done is send a few emails and correct a few papers. I haven't even cooked much, hence the sandwich. Though, this afternoon I will be making a big pot of chicken soup.
And while that's cooking, I'll be doing what I love best. Reading.
I just finished Elizabeth Bard's Lunch in Paris, and Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project. After all that non-fiction, I'm craving some quality fiction, so I'm about to start Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.
I'm a fast reader and it looks like I'll be in bed most of the weekend, so throw your recommendations my way.

Ah, the luxury of snow days. When else can we devote and entire day to doing stuff we love?
What do you do on your snow days?


  1. I am absolutely craving a do-nothing snow day! Unfortunately snow days for me are work from home days - I just log in to work from home...

    But if I were to have a work free snow day, I would cook something that took hours and smells delicious - maybe stew.

    I hope that you feel better! Happy reading!

  2. All of our snowstorms hit on the weekends - so no snow days in the Twin Cities. When the kids were young they got bundled up and played - in the snow. Fondly remembering snow forts and snow caves, snow was dug, covered with water and frozen solid. Tell me more about the books... I am going through A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany and smiling through my evenings.

  3. Jen- I guess working from home is still more comfy than going into the office!

    Claudia- I read those last year and enjoyed them alot! I think you'd like Lunch in Paris. The Happiness Project is more expository, but I really liked it too.