Simple Pleasures

I woke up this morning to news reports of an impending snowstorm.  Every news station I turned to told tales of the blustery weather headed our way and how it would affect the roadways, airports, and local school districts.  Everything was shut down for the day, and it was only 7 am!  So I quickly planned to run some errands before the blizzard hit, and Sweetie decided to make it a snow day.

At 10 am the errands were finished and we were safe inside awaiting this disastrous weather.  We all waited.

spike-at-window

We waited some.  I baked some cookies and started a new knit.  By lunchtime the snow still had not arrived, so Sweetie headed out for a doggie play date with Big Martha and her friend Hugo.

10 am
10 am

And just as she arrived home, tired dog and Starbucks in hand, it started to snow.  Around 1 o’clock things really started happening.  It got a little bit darker, a little more quiet.   An hour later we had about 2 inches of snow.

2 pm
2 pm

What do do, what to do…  We put in a DVD, I grabbed my knitting, and we gave in to the snow day.  The movie, The Jane Austen Book Club, was the perfect compliment to this sort of day.  There’s even a character who knits and plenty of great sweaters to ogle (even though it’s spring/summer in CA, but that’s another discussion).

Once the film was over and the hours of daylight were waning, we decided to bundle up in our hats and snow boots and get shoveling.  I love being the first to make tracks in a fresh snow!  It was hard work though~at least 6 inches had accumulated in 3 hours, with more falling as we shoveled!  It sure looks pretty, though.

30 pm
4:30 pm

I’ll happily wrap myself in a blanket on the couch and return to my knitting now.  We were supposed to go to a holiday party tonight, but I don’t think we’ll be going anywhere…it’s still snowing and I have a project to finish!

heartbreakingle cute baby kimono from MDK
Heartbreakingly cute baby kimono from MDK

What’s the weather like where you’re at right now?

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6 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures

  1. It doesn’t snow where I live (thankfully!) and this weekend we have a short break of a few sunny days in between last week’s rainstorm and the next one.

    Love the pic of kitty looking out the window!

  2. Snowing here in the Pacific Northwest! It’s been coming down all day, supposed to turn to freezing rain which would be a mess, so I’m hoping it just stays…snowy.

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