Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter is Coming

Winter in the Northeast can be more than a little bit unpredictable, and this year is no exception. One day it can be unseasonably warm (50°F), and the next it can feel like I have relocated to Antarctica (at least I’d have penguins for neighbors? I do love penguins). Some years, we’ve gotten hardly any snow; then others, we’ll have snowstorm after snowstorm after snowstorm that dump close to a foot of that powdery white stuff on our lawns.

This year has been light on the snow (I say that despite the fact that we are expecting over 20-30 inches of snow in the next 24 hours...), but we did have a nice little snowstorm over the weekend. I would’ve considered it a waste of a good snowstorm as a kid since the chance of a snow day would've been zero but, as an adult who commutes into New York City, I was relieved that it snowed over the weekend. New-fallen snow is lovely to look at…when you don’t have to go anywhere. It gave me a perfectly good reason to stay in my pajamas all day and binge-watch shows on Netflix (currently watching Death Comes to Pemberley and Law & Order: SVU).

I did venture outside (briefly) Saturday morning to take some photos before plows, salt spreaders, pollution, and Mother Nature made the scenery less photogenic. No one wants pictures of blackened or trampled through snow, do they? It turned out to be great snow for packing, which means I would’ve loved it as a little one. I could’ve built one serious igloo or snowman, and would’ve enjoyed pelting my parents with snowballs while they tried to shovel our driveway. Nowadays though, I just like looking at from the safety of my warm house with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands.

With this new storm (Juno) coming tonight, I'm hoping that I'll be able to hold up in my house in my pajamas once again. You know it's bad when even New York City is preparing for a storm and there is talk of public transportation (trains, subways, and buses) services being shut down at some point.  As much as I'd love an adult snow day, I'm really hoping that we don't get 2-3 feet of snow.  If we do, that stuff will still be on the ground in April...

Did anyone else get snow over the weekend? And are any of you battening down the hatches like me? What are your favorite snow day activities?


  1. I'm so glad that it hasn't snowed where I am in England, although a snow day in PJ's does sound good!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  2. Oh gosh best of luck to you! I'm in Michigan so we're all over here just thankful that the storm your getting skipped over us. But we've gotten some nasty weather this winter. People laugh when I complain about lake effect snow but it is such a real problem over here lol.

    Best of luck to you and keep warm!

    Katie @

    1. Thanks, Katie! I know you've survived your share of storms over in the Midwest haha.