After an icy weekend, we are enjoying a BONUS day at home today. Hooray for an unplanned, but very welcomed, three day weekend! It hasn’t yet been warm enough to melt the ice, so there are neighborhoods and roads with ice patches and busing kids to school isn’t entirely safe across our county; therefore, we get a bonus day at home. No complaints here. I’ll take it because “snow” (ice) days are rare and having extra family time is never a bad thing.
We haven’t been out to play outside since Saturday. Honestly? Given the forecast prior to the event, we were hoping for LOTS of snow, but that didn’t happen. What we got was a layer of ice, a dusting of snow, and some more ice. This was the view from our front door Saturday morning:
As you can tell, it wasn’t nearly the accumulation we were hoping to get, but it was sled-worthy, so we bundled up and went out to play.
Mickey, Macey & Mariana with our sleds.
Our lot ROCKS for sledding. Our front yard has a nice slope and our driveway is even faster when it’s clear. So, we had some good sledding run options. It was stinkin’ COLD outside, especially when the wind blew, but it was great fun too! I took two sledding runs myself.
My main “job” on days like Saturday is to take pictures when we’re outside. So, that’s what I did. I know my role, people, and I’m happy to fulfill it.
I’m not sure how long we stayed outside on Saturday, maybe just over an hour, I guess, but it was seriously fun. Yes, even this warm weather lovin’ girl can admit that. I’m fine with cold snaps and even an occasional snow, but I’m good with all of that being a novelty rather than a regular occurrence.
We haven’t left our house, except to briefly play in the front yard on Saturday, since Friday afternoon when we all got home early to stay put ahead of the “storm.” Cabin fever is somewhat starting to set in and I think we’d like to venture out today if we can, but we’ve also enjoyed our time. We have certainly eaten well (wink), we’ve watched movies and football, the girls have played games, we’ve all gotten in some extra sleep time. In short, it’s really been quite nice. And, to have a bonus day to enjoy that some more? Yes, please! I recently saw a sign that said “Time spent with family is worth every second” and I have to give that a big AMEN! Time ticks by so quickly and I am savoring every chance we get to make memories. Before we know it, sweet summertime will be here and I bet we’ll have “Remember when we got to sled in January?” conversations when it’s hot outside again. And, when we do…we will smile because the time spent together was fun and the memories are sweet.
Oh and the view from our front door? It hasn’t changed all that much from Saturday morning:
The road, thankfully, has mostly thawed, except in the cul-de-sac area, but our yard still has a good bit of ice. Not enough to play in anymore, but it’s still there. Hopefully, the sun will come out enough today to continue to thaw the icy patches on roads and driveways in our area. I suspect we will have a delayed start to school tomorrow and then the week will continue on as normal, but we will just have to see what happens. Either way, we’re going to embrace this bonus day and enjoy this time together. And, maybe, just MAYBE, we will get to get out for lunch today.
What are YOU doing this Monday? Whatever it is, I hope you have a truly amazing day!