Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snow days

We have slowly been adding elements to our bedroom that assist in the creation of a caved, oasis-- shielding my eyes from the light of day to postpone the morning for as long as I can, encouraging a deep slumber. 
But there is no stopping the bright, white, snow light. There is nothing like it. I'm pretty sure the fact that I almost always have off work when it snows furthers my love for a good snow. Every year as the first few flakes begin to fall, I make a point of it to take a little stroll enjoying the floating, white flakes as they descend towards the ground. But here we are, at the beginning of March on my eleventh snow day- so I'm simply going to stay put, bundled up with coffee, a book, and my dogs -- simply a captive audience for the snow dance. 




8 comments:

  1. "A captive audience for the snow dance"....many people have had that dance this winter. Your dogs seem to be enjoying the snow!

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  2. Your writing is wonderful. Enjoy your snow day. Your dogs belong on greeting cards.

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  3. That snow light is blinding and hard to sleep through when the sun shines. Snow days a a respite during the winter, but eleven might be sending one over the edge. Shame to have to spend those lovely spring days making up for the snow dance.

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  4. I can identify with your bedroom cave creation - when I look at my own window fortress, I feel a sense of pride. My ability to obstruct the blinding brightness of snow, even for just 30 extra minutes of slumber, is a victory in itself.

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  5. I have done the same for most of the day. I did wander outside and take my dog for a walk as she LOVES the snow. Happy reading!!!

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  6. People up in PA, NY and all other northern states are probably shaking their heads at us Virginians (out of jealousy, I am sure ;) ), because we actually get to enjoy the snow from our home windows rather than our office windows. By the way, you have always had such a way with words - glad to see it hasn't changed!

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  7. Oh my...11 snow days. I can't imagine. We would be going to school all summer just to make them up! I love the image of a "snow dance."

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  8. No snow here but I love the idea of a cave-like retreat. This is where we rejuvenate and recharge for the world that's waiting outside. Imagine greeting each day as your dogs do rushing to go outside. Better build a bigger cave.

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