Snow day!

Posted on January 28, 2015


blizzard backyard view
When did we lose the sense of wonder and enchantment of things? As a child, I gleefully anticipated a snow day. I would go to bed the night before, hoping against hope that there would be enough snow to cancel school. Even though I loved school, it was so much fun to stay home and play. My favorite activity was building a snow cave at the end of our driveway, where the plows had piled snow.

Flash forward to adult-hood and what’s our first though when we hear about snow? “Oh no, this is going to totally mess up my schedule and cause me a lot of work.” Well a blizzard can change all that.

Right now, Boston is in the midst of a big blizzard. As I sit here, gazing out the window at the wall of snow, I’m happy. We have a travel ban so I can’t go anywhere even if I wanted to. I’m still staying at my Mom’s, so I know she is safe. We have enough food, we have several good books waiting to be read, and most importantly, we have a good working Internet connection, so I can get my Youtube Jessica workout fix. What more to do I need?

The pictures don’t do the blizzard justice. Basically, as I look out the window, all I see is white. So far, we have two feet of snow, with another foot expected before this blizzard ends. I am enjoying the snow, but I wouldn’t want to be one of the reporters, out in the snow in various towns around Massachusetts, talking about the storm. I don’t love the snow that much!

I love the gift of time: time to reflect and fondly recall childhood memories, time to just chill and relax.

What about you? Have you had an experience that has caused you to pause and reflect on things?
blizzard front yard view