Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our Snow Day

By 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, I was finally convinced that we'd get our snow day. And, as predicted, the snow began falling steadily at about 6:00 p.m. Ahhh...the joy of the impending snow day. Another glass of wine? Why yes, I don'thave to get up in the morning. Watch something on late night t.v.? Why not? There's no reason to go to bed early. I slept in on our snow day until 8:30. 8:30!!! Sleeping that late almost feels like what sleeping until noon felt like when I was a teenager. It was glorious.

We spent our snow day like most other Memphians - walking around our neighborhood, making a snowman, and making our bellies burst with hot chocolate. We enjoyed meeting several of our neighbors on our walk. I even have a few sore muscles from shoveling snow and essentially doing endless repitions of squats while building two snowmen.

Two snowmen? Yes. Two. The first we built in our front yard. While putting the last nandina berry-button on our snowman, our neighbor, a seven year old girl I'll call E, came by and asked if she could help. Bummer. We just finished. E looked disappointed, so we offered to help build another snowman in her yard. E lives with her mom and newborn brother, both of whom would not come outside because of the cold weather. So, we decided to help her build her snowlady in her own yard. We even had it face a window so mom and baby brother could see.

Next up, snowball fight. I don't think E enjoyed that too much since Charlie has horrible aim. And by horrible aim, I mean he would try to aim for your back, arm, or leg but would inevitably smash the snowball in your face or the worst of all of the terrible places to be pelted with a snowball - the back of your neck. Aghhh! I hate when that happens. Just writing this makes me cringe thinking about the feeling of ice cold snow smashing me in the neck and then trickling down inside my coat, only to melt leaving me wet and chilled.

I finally suggested we go inside when I felt the aching cold in my toes and realized our clothes were almost soaked. Into the warm we went for a little hot chocolate therapy. No lie - hot chocolate is my favorite thing about winter. That and watching my boys giggle and play in the snow, all bundled up in their winter gear. I LOVE snow days.


Anonymous said...

You should update your blog!

Leena said...


Would you jump at the opportunity to experience India without the hassles of plane travel!! We have the perfect solution for you -
INDIA FEST 2011 will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Agricenter from 10 AM to 6PM.

We take this opportunity to invite you to one of the biggest, most colorful and diverse annual festivals in Memphis. India Fest 2011 is expected to attract around 10,000 people from the mid-south community. This year, with the theme of "Passage through India", India Fest will provide you a way to travel through the country to Savor authentic Indian food, Learn about India through fun and interactive activities, Shop at the bazaar section and be Entertained by cultural performances by the members of the Indian-American community while staying right here in Memphis.

India Fest will have several interactive and engaging activities for kids, young and old. There will be several local and national vendors selling exotic jewellery, apparel and artifacts from India.

The mid-south community also gets a chance to enjoy a sit-down dance and music show presented by the talented performers of the Memphis Indian-American community.
And of course, just like every year, India Fest will feature traditional food from all over India!!

A mention in your blog would help us immensely to get like minded people to come enjoy IndiaFest 2011. Would you please post an article in the October 15 - 31 timeframe highlighting the many aspects of IndiaFest?

As an initial preview into India Fest, our team will be hosting an introduction session over traditional Indian tea (chai) and snacks on Thursday, October 20th at Mayuri Indian Cuisine from 5 PM onwards.
So, please mark your calendars for the introduction session and also for India Fest 2011 on November 5th, 2011.

We look forward to seeing you on October 20th.
Here is the address for the Chai session:
Mayuri Indian Cuisine
6524 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119

We will appreciate if you can RSVP to Leena Wagle at leena.wagle@gmail.com for the Chai session.

- India Fest 2011 Marketing Team.