The poor children in our area are completely out of snow days this school year, mainly due to some mis-guided closings. But this storm was forewarned, so we were fore-armed and knew that almost everything would be closed.
Several years ago, I was given a sweet stone bunny by my friends at Pennoyer-Newman, and I use it as my snow gauge.
The tips of his ears are about 12 inches, so this looks like about eight inches of snow. Of course, Connor adores the snow and is just panting to get outside in it. It was snowing so hard today, I made him wear his coat. That way, only his head gets wet.
He walks in prescribed patterns around the back yard, and in some spots that don’t get a lot of sun, the snow from the past few storms is still pretty high. He loves sitting in the snow, and when he did this last year, someone suggested he might be numbing some pain, but I am pretty sure that’s not the case.
My chandelier is still hanging out back and is snow-covered now. It’s too wet to light the candles, but I am sure it would look like a scene from Dr. Zhivago!
I made a little video today.
The day wasn’t just me watching Connor out back, I also baked bread (pre-made by the local kosher market and frozen), and worked on my second cashmere quilt.
What did you do on this snow day? Or did you even have one?