Snow Day!

ImageI didn’t follow the forecast at all over the weekend, so I was quite surprised when my husband woke me up and said the kids were in a two-hour delay because of snow.

When I looked out the window, huge, fluffy flakes were still falling. Of course, this meant the kids and I had to go outside and play. We hustled into our boots, coats and mittens and went out. My son, who recently received at Snowball maker in a party goodie bag, put his new toy to use. This plastic contraption took a mound of snow and compacted it into a tight, packed solid, potentially-deadly round mass.

We made the snowman you see above. I grabbed a couple of pine cones off our tree for eyes. I didn’t care to go in and get a carrot nose, so it’s noseless. My daughter took a stick and drew a mouth (which you can’t see in the photo).

We came in, had hot cocoa, hung out, and then I took them to school. A fun morning, but of course, it put me two hours behind.  Perhaps more, because Monday is always a short work day for me because I take care of household stuff (like buying food and toilet paper).

That’s it for me today. Enjoy the rest of your day.

-RJ

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at http://rjcrayton.com/subscribe.
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