Snow Day

Well it snowed today. It is the first real snowfall of the year. There were flurries before over night but nothing stuck. The snowflakes touched the ground and their unique beauty was lost forever, it was like they never existed. But that is not the case today. They stayed. There is actual white on the ground and even though I am inside it still sends a chill up my spine.

I went out early this morning and it surprises me how I forget the harshness of winter every year. I step out into the frigid weather with the wind so cold and so fierce it seems to be ripping off my face and the snow/rain falling sideways from the sky making you wet and helping the chill reach your bones and I say “What the hell?” It is like I have never experienced it before. But then I live through another winter and the summer comes and melts the coldness away and it is like it never happened. Then the shock returns.

It is a day like today that makes it perfect to just sit at home and wrap yourself in your own cocoon with some comfort food, music, and possibly a good movie or 2. I got home and made myself some raspberry pancakes. It was like ambrosia, food of the gods. Zeus himself was jealous at the culinary delight I savoured this morning (afternoon really, to took a nap first). While I was doing that I put on my mp3 player on shuffle and let it play loud and clear. I was delighted by songs from David Cassidy, Prodigy, Busta Rhymes, Esthero, Jack Johnson and more. On such a gloomy day a cocoon of music helps to keep you warm and happy.

After I post this I am not sure what I am going to do with the rest of my day. Maybe I will watch a movie or maybe I may do something creative; a new piece of art or jewellery perhaps. I may go back into the kitchen and make something. The last couple of days I have spent making holiday treats. I made chocolate and peanut butter fudge and yesterday I made Rum Punch, a Trini rum-based beverage. Even though it is a cold drink it certainly warms the body. I may do some cookies today or make myself a fancy dinner. The world (in the apartment) is my oyster.

I don’t really have anything to say today, just the rambling of someone who is being thoughtful. And I wanted to share these thoughts with you so I could make you jealous. All you people with your “jobs” forced to brave the cold, battle the hordes to sit at a desk while I sit at home warm in my cocoon of music, and food. And as I sit here being told to “Check the O.R.” all I can think is, ah yes, the glory of being unemployed. 😛


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