So now that the road outside my house looks like a poorly maintained parking lot, I'm staying in my pajamas and not moving from this spot.
I don't get to see my RWA buddies today, but I'd rather be safe and watching YouTube than sliding off the side of the highway and forcing other people to come rescue me.
I'm taking a snow day!
As adults, especially one who works retail, the snow days are pretty much non-existent. (My evil day job is open today, but luckily it's my day off.) So imagine my surprise when both of my extracurricular activities canceled today.
I dawdled with my Miracle Morning, and I'm taking it easy with this blog. But don't think I won't be working today! Because that's just what we do as grownups. I just get to work in PJs and slippers. So I'm not mad at it. But if you're looking for ideas on what to do today, I thought I'd share my top 5 things to do on a day when you're trapped in my mother nature.
1. Hot Beverages
Sure, many of us start our day with coffee, but on snow days...I get extra. So this morning, I added cinnamon to my coffee grounds. I drizzled caramel in my coffee cup before pouring the coffee in. And I even have a little whipped cream to dob on top. We have some extra time. Let's make ourselves something fancy! And if you're not a coffee drinker, make a killer hot cocoa!
This is part of my miracle morning anyway, but I love taking out a notebook and jotting down what I'm thinking. For some reason, doing some writing by hand in front of a window while watching the snow fall, is incredibly romantic to me. So it's always something I do.
3. Dance Party
I love my Amazon Echo. And I tend to blast some happy upbeat music during a snow storm. We use a lot more dishes when we're trapped at home all day, so I put on music while I get the chores done. I also challenge everyone in my family to a game of "Song Quiz" on my Echo, which is my favorite Echo skill ever. Basically, some bumpin' music makes the time at home more fun.
4. Pet Project
Making time for the things I want to do, instead of all the things I have to do is key to making me feel less behind when we finally start digging out of the snow. At least I can accomplish something while I'm here. And it's the perfect excuse to devote time to the things I've been pushing back as "not urgent". So today, I'm working on an online class, and getting some extra writing time in. But I'm also going to spend a few minutes crocheting a scarf while I watch YouTube. This is the time for all the stuff I WANT to do.
We have a dog and a cat, so seeing both of their reactions to the snow always makes me smile. My dog is older and isn't a huge fan of being cold or wet, but get her outside with some snow and she can't resist shoving her little nose in it.
My cat is completely indoors, so he never gets to see snow. So we thought we'd share some of the white stuff with him today. And we were laughing like crazy as he batted at it, shook his paw, bit it, and basically tried to figure out what the fuck we had just put in front of him.
It's all the little things in the day that make up the best moments. So I plan on spending my snow day, enjoying them! How do you spend your time stuck inside during inclement weather? I'll need some ideas for the next snow day.