I love participating in Slice of Life, started by Two Writing Teachers and writing a story, reflection, or musing at least once a week.
Finally! Since I've been obsessing over weather for the last two Slice of Life, you might want to know we finally got our significant snow. In Southwest Ohio, that means about 3-4 inches with a little more on the way. It's not quite the Northeastern blizzard, but it's snow!
It's the kind of snow that lines all the bare branches with white, providing an alabaster backdrop for crimson cardinals.
It's the kind of snow that coats the rooftops, smoke unfurling from chimneys.
It's the kind of snow that makes you want to gaze out the window all day, sipping hot chocolate, book open in your lap, still cozy in pajamas.
It's the kind of snow that shuts down schools, kids yawning and stretching after sleeping in, excitement dawning almost like Christmas morning.
It's the kind of snow that will pack perfectly for cheerful snowmen and hold steady in forts.
It's the kind of snow that makes my dog, Ben, leap and bound, sticking his nose down into the fluff, covering his muzzle in white.
It's the kind of snow that will provide slippery speed for sledding, skiing, and tubing.
It's the kind of snow that keeps you off the roads, providing a day for reading, watching "Downton Abbey", a fire in the fireplace, and fuzzy socks.
It's the kind of snow that makes your remember you still have a little kid inside you, waiting for a snow day.
It's the kind of snow that helps you remember February can be beautiful.