The call came at 5:30am one morning, school will be closed and the kids can stay home and indulge in whatever their hearts desired. “Can they come stay at your house for a change?” Phina asked the recorded female voice… “I mean, with all the school and property taxes we pay around here, we should be allowed a snowy day to catch up on our own stuff sans kids.” The voice clicked off, there was no one on the other end.
Phina got up from her writing desk, she’d been writing all night, and padded over to her kids rooms. She woke them up and informed them they could spend the rest of the day in bed… “No school today? Yippee!” they said in tired voices and went right back to sleep. On the other hand, Ken, her hubby, didn’t give a damn. He had to get to work at the postal office; come rain or shine, the postman always delivers. Especially when there’s currently snowfall in 49 states. I don’t know Ken or Phina but you get the drift… All that snow can get our juices flowing and the blogging goes on.
I looked out the window today and captured some shots from the heavy snow that fell all night. What do you do on a snowy day? Aside from the usual stuff people read about; catch up on paperwork & bills, read a book, watch TV, cuddle up in front of the fireplace, cook, dance, and on and on. Sometimes, the best advice is to catch some zzzzz’s or simply get creative. I have a fireplace I rarely use and the other things I do anyway; regardless of the weather. Snow or no snow, the show must go on… life continues and the clock keeps ticking away.
I figured why not get some shots and play around with the editing features that came with my Nikon camera. Behold the outcome above. If you like them, try looking at them with a
frown smile on your face, you might see them in psychedelic colors… or not. If all else fails, consider taking flight and visiting one or more of the NYTimes recommended 41 places to visit in 2011
Hey, I’ve got 353 more of these to write… What are you doing with your snow days? or your time? Do share
Positive Motivation Tip: Whether there’s snow or no snow, get on with the show…
- The American snow epidemic (kottke.org)
- Well, It’s a Marvelous Night for a Snowdance… (planejaner.wordpress.com)
- Show us your snow day pictures (timesunion.com)
- Snow in Hawaii Means There’s Snow in 49 States (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
PHOTO CREDITS: From my personal collection