January 6, 2011

A Very Blustery Day

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After we enjoyed a white Christmas for the first time in 17 years, there is more snow in the forecast in my neck of the woods. Snow, then sleet or just cold rain perhaps? I love snow, I really do. It’s lovely and makes everything feel a little magical. Living in a valley, we don’t usually get very much…but growing up on the edge of a plateau, we always got a LOT. Snow days are something I miss most from childhood…waking up early to watch the ticker across the bottom of the television screen, crossing our fingers that our county would be listed as closed. I’m a total chicken about driving when the weather is rough, but it’s more fun to stay home anyway…snug as a bug with lots of cocoa and good books & movies!

Do you get snow days where you are? And if so, what is your favorite way to spend them?

15 comments:

  1. Just 2 or 3 a year and they are delightful!

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  2. I live in Massachusetts! We defintiely have snow days, although we've been light on snow this year....only one big storm so far!

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  3. Rarely, if ever in TX. We do get 1 or 2 "ice events". Last year, however, we had a white Christmas! First time in 36 years. Which was 3 years before I was born. It was a really big deal!

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  4. We always got a few snow days when I lived in Illinois, which were legitimate snow days. I liked to get a mug of tea and curl up with a good book or movie. Or have friends over- snow days were usually an excuse to get out of work, not play. Since I've lived in TN, the schools were closed a few days because of the threat of snow- I couldn't believe it! A couple of inches on the ground the day before wreaked havoc with everyone's minds as it was the easiest winter driving I've ever done. No snow days when you work at a hospital!

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  5. Growing up in N. Ohio (lake affect snow) we had snow days, but our school was a bugger about giving them. I loved staying wrapped up in a blanket and looking out at the beautiful white blanket of snow. Good memories. Here in N. Alabama we get a few snow days. The last one being Christmas Day!

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  6. Right this very minute I am looking outside at my very own snow globe! The flakes are huge and swirling around one of our big pines. ahhhhh. Time to go make some grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup for the guys who are working outside ( my hubby and FIL). Enjoy your snow!

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  7. Such a cute photo!

    We have a lot of snow days here in England, but never very heavy! Enough to stop the trains and shut down the airports, but not enough to build a snowman! It is very pretty though. :)

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  8. It's supposed to snow this weekend. FINGER CROSSED!

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  9. kate - your comment was so seet and i couldn't agree more! can you send snow my way? we don't get it too much in dallas and oh, how i miss my snowy days when i lived in nyc. enjoy!!!

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  10. Cute picture!!! :) We don't get snow days very often at all where I'm at but we do have snow in the forecast for this weekend!!!!!

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  11. I'm just like my students when there is a hint of snow ... checking the weather and crossing my fingers. I love the unexpected treat of staying in my pjs a little longer and baking. I think that comes from my childhood in Michigan when my mother would make cookies for us while we were outdoors playing ~ there's
    nothing better!

    Snow is heading our way tomorrow and again next week ... crossing my fingers :)

    Jo

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  12. No snow days in Auckland, NZ! It doesn't even FROST here!

    When we lived in Boston and in Indiana, I loved snow days. Even if I had to go to work, it was still kind of fun to know that so many kids were rejoicing :-) When I was in school and we did have a snow day, my brothers and sisters and I would go outside and build snow forts and snow men. Good memories!

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  13. Some of my favorite memories growing up were of the occasional "snow" days that we got. Of course, our "snow" was mostly ice but still...it was cold, white, beautiful and we got out of school for just a few flurries. Now I live in New Hampshire where we definitely have snow days...though not so much this year....and life goes on normally when it snows.

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  14. You just described the past so darn well! That was great :) To answer your question, no, we don't get many snow days. If we do, it's the usual, go out side with my boys, roll around, make a snowman and then come in for hot cocoa! I love watching them enjoy the power of powdery fun!! XO

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  15. They are predicting snow here for Sunday and Monday. I am not looking forward to it as my company rarely has a late arrival or closes due to it.

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Lay it on me y'all!