Snow Bound!

I don’t know where you are right now, but here in Montclair, New Jersey, we’re experiencing a thrilling adventure…a SNOW DAY! I know, I know, for some people this is a trial, but for me, it’s a treat. When I was a kid, I considered the words “SNOW DAY” to be two of the most glorious words in the English language. It meant NO SCHOOL! HOT
CHOCOLATE! PLAYING CARDS! READING BOOKS! All of which would happen in a fort made of sheets and blankets that my brother and sisters and I constructed out of our bunk
beds in our old apartment in Manhattan.

I can still see my beloved sister Judy reading one of her favorite stories, Snow Bound with Betsy. Could there be a more perfect book title for a snowy day? Sometimes I wish I had a copy of that book, which is lost in the mists of time. But then I realize that I don’t even need it — just the title is so evocative, that it summons up happy memories in an instant. Books are like that, aren’t they?

Well, I’m not in a snow fort made of blankets today, but I am all set to enjoy my snow day. Luckily, I don’t have to travel. I have a freelance writing project and my novel to work on, so I’ve got plenty of work to do. And I’m well provisioned — an absolute must for an
enjoyable snow day. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate! Oatmeal and Blueberry Jam! Southern Pecan Coffee! Fire Wood! They’re all on hand — everything I need for a fun and productive snow-bound interlude.

Sometimes it’s a gift to have a day where the outside world falls gently and quietly on your doorstep. A day where you can plan and dream, ponder and write. It’s the perfect time to let your imagination soar. May we all be safe and protected, and warm and cozy. Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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4 Responses to Snow Bound!

  1. Just read my newsfeed with the basics of 8-12 inches of snow in NYC. Next up was your lovely post. Instant memories too for me with similar feelings of freedom, even into my teaching days, although not with the snow fort. And here in Tucson the sun is rising with grays and pinks to a sunny day in the mid-80s. Happy day for both of us.

    • Hi Ethel,

      So great to hear from you and glad you enjoyed my “Snow Bound” post.

      Wow, I just cleared my driveway but haven’t yet tackled my car — and

      you are enjoying balmy beach weather — amazing and also great for

      those of us who are sun-drenched scriveners!

      Write on,



  2. I’m having the same snowy day, but mine was an overscheduled day whose activities and appointments must now be fitted in somewhere else. I’d like to swap with you! Maybe I can find some cocoa in the pantry and curl up with a book. –Martha

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