Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Love Snow Days...even in February!

You really can't do anything about it-sometimes it snows in February. Just when you were doing that little happy dance over your happy little spring daffodil sprouts....a few snowflakes decide to join in.... Your options are basically love it or just endure it- no amount of complaining about it is going to make it go away.

Call me crazy (or just really burnt out at work) but I have chosen to embrace it.

1) First step: Send email to boss. (you may use this template):

(Insert Boss' name here),

I am feeling a bit "under the weather" today and will be taking a sick day.

(Your name here)

It is best to keep these types of email short and sweet. People who are really sick do not spend lots of time writing emails to explain themselves - they just write the email and go back to bed. Keep those guilty feelings in check. Snow Days are self care days and if you take care of yourself you are bound to be a better employee in the future.

Also you don't want to let your email writing encroach on your snow day time!

2) Get yourself a hot cup of something. Coffee, tea, cocoa...hot buttered rum. The best way to prepare for a snow day is to do a "warm-up". Start with the inside and work your way out.

3) Do something you love. If you actually love playing in the snow then I suggest that you get outside now and play in the snow...spring is inevitable! Otherwise, the sky is the limit- quilt, bake, craft, read, sleep, dance, visit your favorite shops, watch a movie...have a spa day.

These are some of the things I plan to do today...

  1. Bake some Valentine's Cowboy cookies for my man (his favorite)...he has been incredibly supportive- epitomizing the definition of "house husband extraordinaire". I have been working so many hours lately and he has been an absolute dream about taking over all of the household responsibilities...He cleans, he cooks, he hugs me when I get home...I want to show him that I appreciate it. (And no, he hasn't got a brother)

  2. Bake a Red Velvet cake for work on Thursday....yes- I know that I am just perpetuating an ugly superwoman standard by doing this- but I love to cook and it is my snow day!

  3. Read a pile of magazines that I haven't been able to get to.

I will post some recipes and pictures of my creations later. Until then, I need to get moving...I have a lot of "snow stuff" to do.


knits plenty said...

Have a wonderfull snow day! I too live in snow country, and the snow does bring out the creative side of people.

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

For all you comment posters after reading nancy's Snow day post..
" I taught her how to play hooky..'how to make snow angels, how to make cookies and cakes..
I did'not however teach her to write excuse Email to her employer.
MAybe she should take some of those cookies to him tomorrow?
I do love her though...

Nancy Cook said...

Actually, I never sent the email- My boss emailed me for some finance help before I was able to send my out of office email. I spoke to him on the phone and I told him the truth.

Surprisingly he agreed that I deserved a snow day.

He is going to get a cookie!