We spent part of a snowy Sunday afternoon attending a school event. I discovered in that funny way one has of thinking “I am the only person to think this way” that indeed, it isn’t just students who hope for snow days. Parents do a fair amount of wishing too.
“Spoon under your pillow tonight,” said one. “Oh no: wear your underwear inside-out,” said another. “Do both,” said a third.
Well, school is in session today, but we’re at home. And I am glad.
It is pretty miserable outside right now. I won’t get into the tit-for-tat description but let’s just say going about in the dark to do the milking and then animal chores was not its usual pleasant undertaking. But all the animals are warm, fed, watered and happy, and have adjusted themselves to this colder world. They move around a lot less, eat a bit more. Just like we humans, come to think of it.
Does anyone else have a hard time adjusting to winter? I don’t mean, necessarily, adjusting to the cold, for that will happen with a bit of time. I mean simply that I have a hard time managing all this free time I seem suddenly to have once the snow comes to stay. My weekends are filled instead with…laundry! housecleaning! ugh.
I much prefer getting dirty to getting clean, I guess.
May all your snow days be warm and toasty, with plenty of snow shoeing, sledding, hot cocoa and keeping warm.