Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day.

They are the two words that held the power of instant bliss during my school age years. And today, those very words rang true for the first time as an adult. And I'm convinced I loved them just as much.

I love Winter. I really do. Sure, part of it was making a conscious decision to love it, but it worked, and now I embrace it. If it's going to snow, I want a huge blanket of it. I want every inch of nasty brown grass to be covered with fresh, white, crunchy snow! I want there to be shovels out and plows on the road. And if it so happens that every ten years I get a snow day... I'll take it.

The day has been full of things I daydream of when I'm at work. For starters, I actually got to watch the Today show. I sat on the couch in my PJ's with a hot cup of coffee, and watched Al Roker report from Chicago, 17" deep in what "Snowmagedon" left behind. I was snuggled up with the house blinds open, while the white flakes danced past the window. They blew left to right, and then in sudden gusts, plunged to piles of others just like them on the ground. It was pretty near perfect, and exactly what I like to see Winter looking like.

I had decided last night, that if given the day off, I would spend it in appreciation. So, when lounging time was over, Aud and I bundled up, put Walter in his dog sweater, and we went outside. The air was cold, but not bitter, and the feeling of snowglobe was all around! I just loved it. I loved the contrast of the intricate white flakes on my black sleeves, the quietness of outside as most people were still tucked away in, and the realization that Winter IS breathtaking.

The day has been lovely. It really has. And for now, it's time to focus on the movie we just started watching. Because this scene too, is a beautiful thing. All 3 of us at 2239 have the bonus of this snow day. So today, we're going to watch in the midst of each others company.

In the meantime, enjoy the day! Delight in the gift and beauty of snow, but most of all be safe! Including you, neighbor who is shoveling his snow as we speak... err... type/read.

Peace.Love.and Snowflakes.