this week I love :: the first snow day of the year
How timely was one of this week’s Plinky prompts! On the very day this one arrived there were giant snowflakes falling outside my window and I had been snapping photos for a blog post. Like minds!
How do you stay entertained when you are snowed in?
The snow came Sunday morning after a night of rain and sleet, and it continued all day. Then the temperatures stayed well below freezing overnight and turned the streets into the dreaded black ice that plagues Texas winters, so schools were closed on Monday and our snow day was extended. Though the roads were cleared by Tuesday, we still have snow on the ground even today because our temperatures have remained in the low 30s during the day and in the teens at night. This is not a typical North Texas winter! Last year we saw the same kind of snow but it lasted only one day and didn’t arrive until February. If this early snow is any indication, we may have a really awesome white winter ahead of us. And that makes me very happy!
While the snow was coming down on Sunday I just stayed indoors and enjoyed the scene outside my window. Giant snowflakes swirling through the north winds, classic movies on my TV all day, taco soup simmering in the slow cooker, and a little digital scrapping in my pajamas. That is truly a PERFECT day in my book!
First up on the movie marathon was Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. After that I watched The Thin Man with William Powell and Myrna Loy, which I found truly delightful, and then I enjoyed Joan Crawford (with John Ireland, below) in Queen Bee. Later, I was mesmerized by Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole in The Lion in Winter, and capped off the day with my first viewing (I know, I know!) of Legends of the Fall, which reminded me once again how good an actor Brad Pitt was before he was “Brad Pitt.”
In case you didn’t know, taco soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter day. Trust me!