FINALLY! We have had a pretty snow-less winter (although it's been mighty cold) and when you're a teacher, that means no snow days. But today, we got the most wonderful call a teacher could get at 5:30 am...and promptly fell back asleep until 9:00. It doesn't look like much snow in this photo, but remember: this is Philly. I went to college in Maine where it would snow three feet and you'd wake up the next morning to see that everything would be plowed with a layer of dirt on it and life was humming along just fine. Here we all rush to the market to get eggs and bread, throw down an ocean's worth of salt on every bit of pavement, and cancel school at the drop of a hat. It's beautiful. Despite the fact that there isn't much snow that came down, the main problem is that it's now an ice storm (which you can't really see in the photo, but trust me when I say it was coming down sideways) so today is truthfully a day that schools should be closed and people should be off the roads. I'm not sure if it's a day that you need to have 13 gallons of milk in your fridge, though...
The best part of snow days for me is that I work with my boyfriend, so we get to stay home together. With that in mind, here's the list of the top 10 things I like to do on snow days (in no particular order):
1. drink hot chocolate
2. try to convince Andrew to make me crepes with Lavender Jelly (he usually does because he's the best)
3. make stuff (today's project include more pin cushions, I think)!
4. stay in my pj's all day
5. catch up on Days of Our Lives (I know, I know...it's the only one I watch...honest!)
6. attempt to make a dent in the Netflix pile that's been sitting around for too long
8. enjoy avoiding the gym since I have a good excuse
9. shoveling (not on a day like today when ice is pelting your face, but it's a great way to be outside on a nice, snowy day)
10. enjoy the moment - it's a wonderful gift of time off from the usual hectic pace of working with teens.