Reading, Teaching, Learning

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Slice of Life - Finally!


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.

14 comments:

  1. That's the best kind of snow! Especially when it melts before you are sick of it.

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  2. Ah that little kid inside of us all waiting for the snow day! This is just so very lovely.

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  3. Happy Snow Day! Happy Mardi Gras! I have no snow, but I still have a day off of school. Enjoying some healing time. Love the repeated line and how much fun you make snow sound.

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  4. Enjoy the perfect snow day, Holly!

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  5. Enjoy the perfect snow day, Holly!

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  6. Beautiful writing and photo. Repetition made this wonderful.

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  7. Oh how I wish for weather like this in southeastern Wisconsin...as long as school is cancelled. : ) Enjoy!!

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  8. Oh how I wish for weather like this in southeastern Wisconsin...as long as school is cancelled. : ) Enjoy!!

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  9. I loved our snow last week, and now we've had such warm weather, much is gone. I love the way you crafted this, Holly, and am very happy you got the snow. "the kind of snow that makes your remember you still have a little kid inside you." Beautiful.

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  10. Wonderful images of a snow day, my fave - "sipping hot chocolate, book open in your lap, still cozy in pajamas"! Our temps reached near 60 today. I'm fearful that we'll pass another winter without snow. Love your pic and the cardinals.

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  11. And the snow finally came for you to celebrate its beauty Holly. Please take that serene photo and some lines from your post to create your digital inspiration for Winter Wanderings.

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  12. Happy snow day. I hope you get to get outside and have some fun!

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  13. Hey Holly,
    I miss the snow, but only a little bit, from when we lived in Calgary. Of course, that was mega snow, but the first snowfall is beautiful and your post made me think of that.

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  14. Hey Holly,
    I miss the snow, but only a little bit, from when we lived in Calgary. Of course, that was mega snow, but the first snowfall is beautiful and your post made me think of that.

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