One of the benefits of living in beautiful Upstate New York is the luxury of unexpected days off due to weather. Generally, I wear my pajamas inside out alongside my daughter and the other students when the weather man predicts a substantial amount of lake effect or a big storm headed in our direction. A snow day equals an unplanned, open-scheduled, and glorious day of doing whatever we want because it had been marked as a “school day”. This past winter, every snow day was spent wearing my author’s hat to work on my book and get ahead on upcoming blogs. As much as I look forward to a snow day, today I simply wanted to return to work after over a week off to see my lovely first grade cherubs and get back into the routine of elementary school teacher.
Instead of a return to school for hugs and stories of vacation splendors I enjoyed a couple hours in devotion, prayer and study before retreating to the couch for a two hour nap. The snow continues to gently fall and blanket the earth. It is beautiful to watch. My daughter and I opened the blinds so we could simply sit and watch the majesty of God’s artwork on the landscape. Dad’s Irish Stew in the crock for supper tonight, tea steeping, and our creative juices flowing, it is time.
A couple more hours of sleep, the netbook charged, and the snow still falling…let the snow day begin!!! It is time to put on my beloved author hat and get to work.
Until tomorrow…Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323