It was to be my busiest day of the week: 3 visiting teaching appointments in the morning, run the baritone to the music shop over the lunch hour, the local library’s homeschool activity at 2:00 p.m., Garden Club at the elementary school at 3:15 p.m., Financial Aid lessons at the high school at 6:00 p.m. and then volunteer with the Boy Scouts at church at 7:00 p.m.
Instead, it was a perfect snowday!
I got up occasionally, but kept returning to bed until nearly noon. The kids played happily together and separately, watched some television, and satisfied themselves with cold cereal all morning.
The snow fell softly, insulating us from the usual pressures of the outer world. I lay quietly listening to the laughter and chatter, deeply contented by their presence and love for each other.
In the afternoon I began tidying up the house and moved furniture around. Juliette loved her new tiny house.
It’s on it’s way to the firepit.
I made Greek chicken and pitas for dinner. Juliette helped set the table.
Tonight Josh and I headed to the store for a few necessities. The roads were clear and tomorrow we’ll return to our usual busy lives.
Tonight I’m so grateful for the break, and the peace of this early Spring snowday.