Snow days are good for the soul. I am not known for my love of winter in general, but when snow falls at a convenient time (weekend or holiday) or is enough to keep my husband working from home, I don’t mind it. I just like for it to melt quickly rather than lingering, freezing on un-shoveled sidewalks, and turning filthy.
Saturday was just that sort of day. Last week I completed five pretty intense workouts. I won’t lie; I am super proud of my Boston Marathon training right now. I will never be very fast, but I feel strong and healthier than I have in marathons past. But the workouts make me crave fat and rest.
I also had a bunch of meetings last week with new or potentially new clients. Being a consultant is like constantly job-hunting it seems; putting myself out there so much is something that takes it out of me every time. I’m not naturally outgoing. . . at all.
By the time Friday night rolled around, I was achy, hungry, and exhausted.
The remedy? A snow day.
After sleeping for over 10 hours (!), I woke up to this. With nowhere to go, I read blogs, sipped on tea, and relaxed until I was ready for a spinning workout. I had planned on a day off, but the sleep made me feel so good!
The rest of the day was spent watching Downton Abbey.
And baking a chocolate chip cookie pie.
And bringing that chocolate chip cookie pie, along with a bottle of one of my favorite wines, Piazzo Barbera, to our neighbors’ house for a lasagna dinner and movie watching.
We watched Bridesmaids, feasted on lasagna stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and turkey sausage, with a side of a garlicky bread, and followed it up with my cookie pie topped with vanilla bean ice cream.
We made the short, snowy walk home just after 11 pm and had another early-to-bed night. It’s great having neighbors who are also good friends. Despite all of the complaints we have about our actual condo, I love our neighborhood, especially in winter and summer!
If you had a snow day this weekend, how did you spend it?