Wednesday, January 29, 2014

snow days

Yesterday and today have been snow days down here in New Orleans (or "sneaux" days, as they are affectionately known). Now, unfortunately, these snow days have involved zero snow, but, nonetheless, they have been filled with hot chocolate, lots of blankets, and no school or work. Huzzah!

We have spent our unexpected time off doing lots of studying--for me this has meant reading lectures on phonics and watching this for child development (new favorite class!), for James this has been more about pharmacology, etc. Super fun times. We have also been on a steady diet of hot drinks, beer, and leftover chocolate cake. So, you know. Only the healthiest of stuff going on down here. Oh! And we have discovered how to keep (relatively) warm in our elevated, poorly insulated little shotgun: repeated bubble baths and foot soaks and hats and about 8 blankets at night. It almost works.

It has been nice to have a random "weekend" thrown into our work week, but I'm looking forward to getting back on schedule tomorrow. I miss my bambinos (even though they have been nutty with this cold weather) and I could use some time outside of these four walls. But I am unendingly thankful that both of our schedules were cancelled. It has been great to spend some uninterrupted time together, cooking, dancing, movie watching, and, yes, studying, too :)

P.S. Living in a place where winter weather is super rare can be a little dangerous, but it also can be a little fun, too. For instance, before it started sleeting yesterday, we grabbed a bite to eat down the road. On our way home, we came across a group of girls "sledding" down the rain-covered levees on homemade cardboard sleds. They were having a blast, and taking full advantage of their "snow" day, and it was just a lot of fun to see. You're crazy, Nola, but sometimes in the best of ways.

6 comments:

  1. I love this perspective on snow-days!! It still blows my mind a bit to think that not everyone is buried in 2 feet of snow from December until March, and those pictures of you guys bundled up in your place are so cute!!

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    1. I know! We are spoiled down here during the winter (although, we start freezing when it drops to 40 degrees...kind of pitiful!)

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  2. i cannot tell you how much i wish that they EVER cancelled work because of snow and cold here. today, for example, i woke up to 4 inches of snow already on the ground, and no signs of it stopping anytime soon. and yet, here i am in the office. i love your perspective on the fun of it all!

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    1. girl, y'all have had such a rough winter! my parents are dying up there. I heard there was snow again today! hope you and baby are staying warm!!

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  3. Love that you have to wear hats indoors! Stay warm!

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    1. it is drafty in that old house, lol!

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