The Snowy Day
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?
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.