First snowfall of the season in Ankeny, Iowa, October 29, 2019. Pictures of leaves on trees in our yard or the neighbor’s yard taken mid-morning. Most of the snow had melted by Noon.
My beloved suggested I could write about Cabin Fever. We’ve reached the age where “better safe than sorry” guides decisions. We’ve both driven enough miles on snow/ice covered interstates or in gusty cold winds to know that snow/ice covered plus gusty cold winds is a recipe for disaster. So we’ve rescheduled today’s appointments in Iowa City which were the rescheduled appointments from yesterday.
What to do?
- Play games on the computer (seems to have become the default option).
- Read a book (another common default option).
- Pull out an old fashioned board game or maybe a deck of cards.
- Memorize a poem.
- Work on the puzzle.
- Do some genealogy sleuthing.
- Sort those old pictures and get them boxed to mail to someone who will enjoy having them.
- Play the piano/keyboard.
- Watch a movie.
- Bake cookies.
- Clean the bathrooms.
- Clean out a drawer or a closet.
- Write a sympathy note or a thinking of you card – with pen and paper.
- Be creative in the sewing room.
- Use the colored pencils to draw something new or color in a coloring book.
- Sort, discard or keep, categorize eleven years of digital photos.
- Plan another series of blog posts.
- Call Mom & Dad or Grandma Mary.
- Sort through a box full of old church papers; recycle most of it.
- Work on taxes.
What would you add to the list? What would choose first?
Good morning and welcome to another snow day. I figure I can either grumble about treacherous roads and having to reschedule some appointments. Or I can enjoy the view. Today I choose the view. And give thanks for all who are working to make the roads safe again.