The Snowy Day

Monday, February 6th, 2012 8

A weekend day, full of possibility…In actuality, it was a day planned full of work to-dos and then a little fun with my Mondo Beyondo and Beyond Layers classes. A weekend day transformed into The Snowy Day, an homage to one my favorite childhood books. The snow stared while we were sound asleep (I blame Bird Wanna Whistle and Greeblemonkey for sending it from Denver), and we awoke to accumulated inches with more coming down. It continued to snow all day. Thick, heavy flakes that bowed tree limbs and brought down power lines.

We sat in the living room for a few hours in front of the fire, reading and chatting and checking our iPhones while waiting for the power to be restored. With an uncharged laptop, no work could be done — no papers revised, no applications reviewed, no recommendation letters written. We walked through the neighborhood, Parker bounding through the snow that reached his underbelly and barrel chest, Tony dodging drooping tree limbs and walking in the somewhat-safer street, and me shooting photographs.

After a while, the power came back on, warm food was made and consumed, and an historic rivalry basketball game was enjoyed (Go Tigers!). A day full of tasks, both work-related and creative, had an agenda of its own making. A day together, as our little family, around the fire, out in the neighborhood, and cheering on our team. It was to be The Snowy Day. Our snowy day.

Did you have a snowy day this weekend? What would you do with no power and your plans thwarted?

8 Responses

  1. Marcie says:

    Oh..what fun!! We’re still snow-less this winter…and I’m so missing the beauty of white!

  2. kelly says:

    Oh my gosh! You were buried. Your day sound completely blissful.

  3. No snow here. It has been an unusually mild winter in New Mexico. I hope we get snow at least one day! That book? I almost bought Abra a copy on Friday — randomly stumbled upon it. It’s so charming.

  4. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes life decides for us what we will NOT do, and how easy it is to get frustrated with that decision made out of our control.

    And yet, in its wisdom, life gives us moments when all we can do is settle down and find a peaceful alternative to always busying ourselves with tasks and to-dos.

  5. No snow here in NY..bummed and I love The Snowy Day! I did a post dedicated to it. Can you believe it’s 50 years old!!

  6. So pretty! I was a slacker an took almost NO photos!

  7. Darlene says:

    No snow here on Long Island, NY – may get a snow shower this Wednesday – we have had a mild winter so far!!!! I usually take photos and enjoy time with the cats and Greg and work on the computer. this past weekend was quite beautiful and I worked on my bio and photo story for an upcoming article in a magazine – I am writing as a Photographer living with Breast Cancer. Love your blog girlfriend.
    have I told you lately that you ROCK!!!

  8. Melissa says:

    Never before has snow looked so beautiful!

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