Recipe For A Snow Day
Monday, December 5, 2016
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.