#25 -SNOW DAYb

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

 This painting is quite corny but somehow it got stuck in my head!

I was thinking of the kind of day where you keep your jammies on all day.  Even if you go outside you just stick your snow suit on over your PJ’s.  There are so many things to do on a snow day such as  making snow balls, snow angels, snow men,riding on our snow tubes… Everyone has their own routine, but for me it’s sipping coffee and watching out the window.

I love to watch my kids when they don’t know I’m watching.  They do the silliest things.  Face plants in the snow. Talking to a tree. Crawling under the patio furniture. All sorts of things.  I added my son with his mouth open eating snow flakes.  I can remember watching my mother last year as she watched Owen sit there for 15 whole minutes just catching snowflakes on his tongue. My mother was completely enamored.

I have so many sweet memories tucked away in this head of mine.

Of course it doesn’t last that long. At least it feels like they were only outside for 10 minutes before they come traipsing back in the house,  filled with snow, creating puddles as they walk through the house!  Then it is time for me to get to work.  We have popcorn and hot cocoa every time there’s a snow day and the cocoa needs to be ready as soon as they walk in. It’s an important job.  Hey, someone has to do it!

That’s how snow days go.  You watch too much tv, you stay in your jammies, you run out into the snow, you get cold, you drink cocoa, and if you have enough time you do it all over again!

This painting is by no means perfect. I could critique it until the cows come home. But that’s not the point. The point was to try.  The point was to conjure up some feelings and try to get them down on paper. To put myself in a happy place.  I achieved this.  I’m in a happy place so, I can rip this off my easel and try again tomorrow!


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