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Snow Day: A Slice of Life Post


Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another Slice of Life Post. This morning my oldest woke me by shaking my shoulder. “Mom. Mom. Did you hear the phone ring?” He could barely contain his excitement.

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Of course, I was all groggy and had a hard time comprehending his question. “Whaaat?”

“Did you hear the phone ring?”

By the time he finished repeating the question, I understood what he was really asking. “Go check and see if there’s a message.”

He did that while I logged on to my computer and checked the website. Sure enough school had been cancelled.  We had a Snow Day. The tension eased from my body as my oldest exclaimed. “Mom. You can work on your book all day!”

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          He has mind-reading capabilities, I swear. I don’t think we ever outgrow the joy of snow days. As a kid, those magic words conjured up images of sledding parties and hours of baking cookies with friends. As an adult, I think of hours of unscheduled free time, where I can do whatever I want. What an awesome feeling that is. 🙂

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, to wake up every day this way? Without deadlines and commitments? Maybe living on a tropical island where all I had to do is go down to the beach and read my book. The only irritants would be the gritty sand between my toes and maybe the slight annoyance of the sun in my eyes before I adjust my umbrella.

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          I can almost feel the sun baking my skin while the waves lap the shore with that quiet rhythm only waves have. I smell the salty ocean air and hear the cries of the seagulls as they circle the beach searching for a forgotten morsel.

Yes. I can see myself retiring to an ocean-side cottage where my days could be spent lazily by the water. I’d write and paint to my heart’s content and when I wasn’t doing that I’d read. I’d read all the books that I don’t have time for now.

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          See what happens when I have a snow day? How about you. What do you do on your snow days? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you! Thanks to the Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life. If you’d like to read other Slice of Life Posts, click here.


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

22 thoughts on “Snow Day: A Slice of Life Post

  1. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful, to wake up every day this way? Without deadlines and commitments? ” We had a snow day yesterday, too, and I can’t deny that I got up this morning knowing there wouldn’t be another today, but hoping there might be.

  2. Enjoy your snowday, girlfriend! We’ve got one here too! No kids at home anymore, but I understand the way you’re feeling! Now…go write! LOL!

  3. No snow days yet here for us in northern NH, but winter is still young. I certainly envy your feeling of bliss and reading is what I want to do on a snowy day too.

      1. Oh my gosh! I’ve read some great ones! I’m a big WWII buff. I love stories where the underdog wins. So here’s a few:
        “All the Light We Cannot See”
        (I loved this one. It won the Pulitzer and it was very good)
        “The Nightengale”
        (also very good)
        “Between Shades of Gray”
        (I’m reading this one now and it’s great)
        “Salt to the Sea”
        (by the same author as Between Shades of Gray)
        “The Book Thief”
        (this one was amazing too.”

        Here’s a few to get you started. I also read mysteries and human drama and a lot of YA because that’s the genre I write. 🙂
        I’ll have to check out “The Girls of Atomic City.” That’s sounds like a great story. 🙂

  4. Yes, Lisa, it would be wonderful to wake up for days in a row without commitments. Soaking in the sun sounds really good right now. Maybe it would dry up my sinus infection. Thanks for the momentary break in the sun.

    1. Sorry to hear about your Sinus infection! Boo! I hope you recover quickly and your on to bigger and better things. Take care of yourself, Carol. I’m sending you healing vibes!

    1. There you go! I didn’t know you played the accordion. One of my favorite characters in “The Book Thief” played the accordion. That’s a good story about WWII very sad though.

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