Scenes from a Boston Snow Day

Scenes from a Boston Snow Day

January 12, 2011

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When the news came today that both my roommate, Liza, and myself didn’t have to go to work because of the snow here in Boston, it was glorious. I can’t remember the last time I had a real snow day in my adult life and now I’ve had two in the past couple weeks!

We both actually had a lot of work to get done anyway, so we plopped ourselves on the couches and got cranking. Snow days midweek are weird, because it’s obviously not a weekend, it doesn’t even really feel like a weekend, and it’s next to impossible to get around unless you decide to take public transportation. The best thing about snow days is they’re the perfect excuse to just slow things down. A good opportunity to sit by the window and watch people dig their cars out, knowing full well I don’t have to worry about it since my car is in a covered spot 😉 And an even better opportunity to accomplish things on your to-do list without feeling rushed that you have somewhere to be.

For a successful snow day, here’s what you should do 😉

Eat a hearty breakfast. Being sick all last week and snowboarding all weekend drained me, so I allowed myself to sleep in a bit later than usual for a weekday. It was nice to have the time to make a good (and random) brunch, of eggs, cucumber and tomato salad, and toast instead of rushing around eating goodness knows what.

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Play in the snow. After making a nice dent in our workload, Liza and I took a break and headed outside to check out the snowy scene. I’m not the biggest lover of snow, I much prefer the summer, but I have to admit, this snowfall was stunning. The trees were beautifully coated and there was a noticeable stillness in the air. It would be crazy not to love it.

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I offered to lend Liza a hand brushing off the roof of her Jeep, too. One of the many perks of being tall 😉 It’s also one of my biggest pet peeves when people drive around with snow flying off of their roofs! Bah humbug.

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After cleaning the car off we goofed off a bit in the snow because it’s fun to act like a little kid 😉

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Sad attempt at a jumping picture. It’s all about the timing!

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Drink wine. I definitely should have worn my new drop ski gloves outside because my fingers turned so numb in no time at all with my fleece gloves. Once we got back inside I decided a glass of red wine would warm me back up nicely. Of course.

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I obviously bought this wine because I love the pig on the bottle (hehe), but for only $3.99 at Trader Joes, it’s actually a decent red.

Cheese and crackers were necessary to accompany the wine, too.

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Have a boy bring you food. Our friend Justin brought us over a ton of Trader Joes pizza when he got out of work. Literally, a ton. He even put it in the oven and served us. Good boy 🙂 And he brought us popcorn to snack on while we all watched a movie. Win, win, win!

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My back actually hurts from sitting on the couch all day so I’m a little excited to get back to reality tomorrow 😉

How did you spend your snow day?

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24 Responses to "Scenes from a Boston Snow Day"

  1. Simply Life says:

    Ha, at least you stepped outside and played in the snow – I stayed in the position where I could just see people outside all day 🙂

  2. Your day looks so fun! We didn’t get enough snow for a real snowday:-( so jealous!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I love how you make shoveling your car out look fun 😛 I spent the whole day inside cooking, baking and working. Only to then go out for dinner because I was getting a little stir crazy. Had some wonderful pizza at Zing in Porter.

  4. Daisy says:

    working! I know it sounds awful, right? But I still got to experience the beautiful scene outdoors and the office was super quiet! glad you enjoyed the day with your roommate.

  5. That sounds like a glorious snow day! Mine was spent with far too much shoveling and a long pilgrimage to the gym… followed by wine night with my girlfriends. Can’t today be another snow day?!

  6. Shannon says:

    I spent part of my snow day shoveling… which I actually don’t really mind (especially since I was wearing ski socks, ski pants, etc.) and then watching movies and cooking!

  7. Katie says:

    I love how the snow has coated EVERYTHING- all the branches, fences, railings. It looks so peaceful and pure. I spent the day shoveling, cooking, and baking, followed up with a yummy beer and yoga stretches for all that shoveling. Today the blue skies and sunshine is making everything so sparkly and gorgeous. Good call on clearing the car top!

  8. What a great way to spend a snowy day! Love that someone brought you a selection of pizzas….amazing!!

  9. Monique says:

    the last snowday we had, i attemptd to go to work and couldnt make it in. So i hopped back in bed, took a nap and watched lord of the rings trilogy. then i made pancakes for me and the roomie.
    i kinda want another snow day. :/

  10. Katie says:

    working! boo! i’m glad you and liza had a nice day off, it does look beautiful out! 🙂

  11. ahh wine and cheese plate seems like an excellent thing to do on a snow day!

  12. i miss the random days off! in my neck of the woods, i have to call in sick 😛

    that IS a good boy! and pizza sounds delish….

  13. Kelly says:

    I love snowdays, even though I’ve never had one as an adult. There is something delightful about unexpected freedom!

  14. Hailey says:

    AHHH I love snow days! I almost cried tears of joy when I heard my school was closed.

  15. Susan says:

    What a great snowday!! Your’s was way better than mine – I worked – but at least it was in the comfort of my own home.

  16. Wow–Boston got a lot more snow than NYC did. You are so lucky to have actual snow days. I’m always expected at work. boo!

  17. I am VERY impressed with your snow. Here is NJ we got much less! I have been so busy taking photos of all the food I’m making while holed up in the snow, that I didn’t take any pictures of my kids playing in the snow. Good for you for getting those great snow pictures (and for not forgetting to photograph your food too!!).

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  19. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I agree snow days are good for slowing things down. Not for me living in Dublin though, as everything is within walking distance so no days off for me! I still had to go into work when it snowed bad last month, bah humbug!

  20. mmm look at all those TJ’s pizza! looks like so much fun!

  21. Evan @swEEts says:

    I want to spend a snow day with you! You girls definitely know how to do it up right! I wish we got snow.. nothing but cows and flat land here in TX.. no snow 🙁

  22. joan says:

    I work for an office in Boston (I live in CA), so I had a snow day too…with the perk of no shoveling. It would have been fun to play in the snow though. 🙂 Movies, wine, and food was my day too.

  23. Kerstin says:

    Such cute pictures 🙂 I went to work, but I just took the T so the commute was longer than usual, but not horrible and i just took a few fun magazines with me 🙂 The snow is so pretty!

  24. I worked from home last wednesday and again today. When I lived in Boston I NEVER had snow days! These last two times I’ve treated myself to a big breakfast, and I’ve baked bread.

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