Eighteen inches of snow dropped on Boston last night, which could only mean one thing…SNOW DAY!! Can anything inspire a purer joy? At least when you’re still new to the Northeast…
Snow days – with all of their white reflected light – are great for indoor photography. While we were still in bed, Samson did his famous “Great Men of History” series for the camera. Read calls the following “George Washington Crossing the Potomac.” And were any of you fans of Calvin & Hobbes? If so, you might understand why I turned Teddy’s new favorite cardboard house into a Time Machine. Teddy teleported to another time and place, and Mr. Washington took his historical reenactment skills to the streets, leading us in a snowy expedition around the block. All the curbside cars looked like frosted cupcakes.
Next to goofing around with the pets, snow days call for soup and craft projects. I made the soup first – Chicken Sausage & Artichoke from Sunset magazine – and served it with homemade bread. Excellent. Then I finished a really cheap but good-looking organizer for my long necklaces. All you need is an inexpensive wooden picture frame, little metal hooks, and a handheld drill (the drill isn’t mandatory but it does make things easier).
Teddy returned around dinnertime but won’t say where he went, just that he had fun. Me too – what a great day.