For the first time this winter we are having a 'snow day' in west Texas. Considering we're such rowdy, tough people in these parts, we are downright wussies when it comes to bad weather and I'm being very careful not to bitch and whine when I visit with author friends who've been buried under mountains of white stuff for months now. Today my honey pie decided to drive to the office (why I still don't know...a real head-scratching moment for me) and he turned around and came straight home. The world around here has come to a screeching halt. No school, no traffic on the roads...just tons of white stuff and quiet.
Figure today, I'll finish Return to Delight (as in Delight, Texas), get it subbed to my editor, and maybe I'll just hang out and do some reading. What else is there to do on a 'snow day' anyway? When my kids were young and living at home, the cancellation of school was a big 'whoop-di-do' moment. We would watch movies together, bake cookies, build roaring fires in the fireplace. That sort of thing. Often they'd bundle up and hurry outside to build a snowman or pelt each other until (usually) somebody ended up crying! Ah the fun!
Last night my friend Desiree Holt sent out one of those 'question' games that requires answering and them forwarding to friends. It was pretty fun so I'm going to do that today with a few minor adjustments. I'm going to answer four questions and I hope you'll answer the same questions here.
1. Four places I go- the grocery store; Lubbock, Tx (t0 see my kids); the mall; Farolito's Mexican Restaurant
2. Four Favorite Smells- baking bread, rain, gardenia, Thanksgiving dinner
3. Four Favorite TV shows- True Blood, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, Big Love
4. Four Favorite things to do on a Snow Day- Read, Write, Watch Movies, Nap
Waiting patiently for your answers to these life-altering questions. Have a good snow day and pray for spring.