It’s official. Schools are closed, the grocery stores are out of bread and milk and the hardware stores are bare of salt bags and snow shovels. Yep, RVA is having a snow day, people!
If you live in our neck of the woods, or anywhere near it, you’re well aware that Winter Storm Janus is headed our way today. Obviously a lot of the country has gotten tons of snow this winter already – which makes our measly 4 to 8 inches look like nothing – but here in RVA, all we’ve had thus far is a dusting that melted within an hour or so. Needless to say, today’s Winter Storm Warning makes my snow-loving heart extremely happy.
I’ve always been a huge fan of snow days and getting snowed in. Growing up, my dad would put a yard stick out on the deck, right outside the living room window, so we could see how much snow had fallen. My mom would make a big pot of chili, clean the house, make sure all of the laundry was done in case the power went out, light some candles, put on a good old movie for us to watch, and open all the blinds so we could watch the snow. My mom is in California right now and totally missing out on all of this fun. She’s super jealous.
Now that I have a house of my own, getting ready for snow days is very similar. Though Greg and I normally don’t do the yard stick thing – however, now that I’ve mentioned it, I’m tempted to go put one out on the patio. While I was taking some photos of our latest project (coming later this week), Greg ran to the grocery store for me this morning and picked up a few snow essentials like bread, milk, soup… and hot chocolate and marshmallows, of course. Greg’s working from home today, so while he’s in his office I’m tidying up the house, finishing a few loads of laundry and getting the chili ready for dinner (even though I follow my mom’s recipe, it never tastes as good as hers). Even if we end up getting less snow than what they’re predicting, it’s still a fun way to spend the day.
So, how about you guys? What do you do to prep for snow days? Are you expecting snow today, too?