Yesterday we had a true snow day. It was a Sunday, so everything was canceled for everyone. (One observation is that we got more snow the 24 hours before than we had gotten for the last 7 years combined!) It was so peaceful not to have any scheduled activities, and no chores. We spent the entire day relaxing, building snowmen, preparing for Christmas, and spending time with the kids. It was almost as good as Christmas Day itself. My kids summed everything up with the observation, it is like a snow day you don’t need to make up at the end of the year. My daughter did feel like making some homemade bread and we relaxed to a warm pot of soup, warm potatoes, and fresh from the oven bread.
I appreciate life throwing in a good day now and then!
Yesterday when we woke up all the kids wanted to do is to see if we got snow. There had been a 40% chance overnight, but usually it breaks up, and we almost never get snow before January. I told them they could look, but not to be too disappointed if there was none. They were so excited, THREE inches of snow! I was surprised. I was also excited to find out that the car that had been put into the garage was the one with four brand new tires. Our town does not even own a snow plow, so we really needed good tires. We also do not own a single piece of snow equipment, so it was nice to have had the good car in the garage where no scraping was needed. School started “late” because of poor road conditions, but we were all there safe and on time.