Snow Day

It is snowing.  The world has the hushed silence of heavy snow with the occasional muffled scraping sound of snow plows on the road in front of the house.  School has been cancelled.  The kids went back to sleep. The cat is sleeping on the back of the couch.   We are home for the day.  It will probably be a day of too much screen time, too many books, (is there such a thing?) and too much baking.   Quite frankly, it sounds blissful.  The wonderful thing about snow days is they create enforced idleness.  There is so much you can't do, so many places you can't go, and all with the perfect excuse.  The kids are home, the roads are bad.  Sorry, it isn't going to happen today.  Bliss.

We just won't think about the fact that it is all going to need to be shoveled.  Or about my husband who has a job that requires him to be out and about in even the worst weather.

Jack the cat

snow storm

tree in the snow

snow covered plants

Here is one more snowy thought for you.  I have said before that I am not much of a poetry person but I stumbled across this yesterday on Pinterest and I liked it.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Robert Frost

And now I am off to look through my recipes and decide what decadently delicious thing I am going to bake today.  Snow days do not call for healthy foods.  You want to come in from shoveling and sink into something indulgent and preferably chocolate with a big mug of hot chocolate to go with it. The more chocolate the better.


  1. Words cannot express how much I envy your snow day. Books, cat, chocolate, snow outside. Sigh.

    1. It was wonderful. I made cupcakes and bread. And I read and read and read. It was so nice to take it easy and not feel guilty about it.