Recipe For A Snow Day



Take one heaping serving of a surprise snowfall.  Mix it in with the luxury of not having to go anywhere.


Feel very slightly sorry for your children who only had a two hour delay instead of a cancellation.  Ignore the fact that the snow is turning to rain.  Insist on still calling it a snow day in your head.  Rain day does not have the same ring.

Add in a cup of tea. This is not the time for cups of tea that have been made and abandoned on the kitchen counter because you are too busy to drink them.  Make a pot of tea. Use a pretty mug. Drink it when it reaches the perfect temperature. Repeat as necessary throughout the day.


Combine an appealing stack of books.  This is also not the time for serious reading.  The more frivolous the better.  Or, alternatively, you can abandon frivolity and read that serious tome you have been meaning to get to but are always too tired to concentrate on.  The decision is yours.  Maybe a bit of both?



Fill your house with the scents of delicious things in the kitchen.  I recommend hearty soups, molasses cookies, and cinnamon bread.  Enjoy the soothing routine of mixing and kneading and chopping.

If you have a lazy cat you can consider your day a success.  Give him his own afghan so he won't fight you for yours.


Watch that show you have been meaning to get to.  Maybe, if you start to feel restless, tackle that closet that needs to be cleaned or that stack of papers on the coffee table.  But only if you feel like it and only if it will give you that necessary feeling of accomplishment.  As soon as you start to feel frustrated return to the cat and the tea and the books.

Welcome your family home and feed them the cookies, the soup, and the bread.

Try not to gloat as you tell them all about the wonders of a snow day.

Ignore them as they point out that the snow is gone and it has been raining for hours.

They are just jealous.




13 comments

  1. LOLing at "Insist on still calling it a snow day in your head. Rain day does not have the same ring." Sounds like you had a lovely snow* day. ^__^

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    1. It was a lovely snow day as long as I ignored the fact that there wasn't actually much snow. Now I need a real one with a foot of snow and everyone home with me.

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  2. I do have a lazy cat and a stack of books to read but no snow:( great post!:)

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    1. You are off to a good start with the cat and the books. Maybe the snow will come.

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  3. I wish I could like your posts! Loved this! :)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  4. OH MY GIDDY AUNT! Are you reading Master and Commander right now?

    I am having the hardest time deciding if I'm going to start rereading those books next year, or put them off until 2018.

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    1. I have started it but since I am reading about five million books at once right now there hasn't been much progress made lately. I really need to concentrate on one at a time.

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    2. I've been having that problem too. I was in the middle of two books, which is my normal load, and then I agreed to read an ARC and review it, and then it was time to start the next book for the lit class I'm teaching my niece, and then I got the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and suddenly I have WAY too many books going. Finished one yesterday, though, so that helps.

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  5. :) This sounds like the best day ever. It makes me desperate for my Christmas holiday, though we almost certainly won't have snow.

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    1. I wish every day could be like this though I suppose that is just a little impractical. I hope you get some snow so you too can have an excuse to stay home and do just what you want.

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  6. We had just such a day last week. In the morning, when I got the call my arrangements were cancelled, I set out a jigsaw puzzle, made some tea and settled in. When things started to melt, I just turned my back to the window. ;-)

    Lovely post.

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    1. Turning your back to the window was absolutely the correct decision!

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