What do you do during an unexpected snow day? For many, this wish just came true! This past weekend saw one of the biggest snowstorms in history strike the East coast. At times, watching TV and seeing the reports of snow piling up was as riveting of TV as there’s been lately (and, yes, this includes Making A Murderer).
Luckily, here in Michigan, we didn’t get even a flake of snow. In fact, since we were right on the other side of the system, it was sunny for a good part of the weekend. We’ve only had one major snowfall this season, and we were in Disney World for it, so it’s been very quiet for us.
There’s plenty of winter left this year, and chances are we’re still ripe for a storm, so I thought about some ways we’d handle things if we got snowed in by a major storm.
Play in the snow
If it’s really windy or really cold while it snows, this might not work, but sometimes all it does is just snow. A lot. And, when it does, it’s fun to go outside for a bit in the middle of the storm and watch the world transform into a winter blanket.
Movie and popcorn
There are few things better than taking some relaxing time. When you know you can’t make it out, it makes it easier to take some well deserved TV time. A little popcorn, a great movie, and your favorite people around will guarantee a great time.
Work on a long put-off project
There are always small projects that need to be done around the house. Provided that it’s not something where you might need to run out to the store for more supplies, you can sometimes get something crossed off your to-do list that’s been sitting there for a while.
Get your brain working
People can get restless pretty quick when they get cooped up. So, it can be fun to get some exercise. And I’m talking about exercising your brain! Jigsaw puzzles aren’t just for kids anymore. A challenging puzzle can be great ways to keep your brain stimulated. Time will fly by.
Bake something fun
If it’s snowing then that means it’s cold enough to where turning on the oven. Filling your house with the smell of freshly baked cookies is always a good thing. So, have at it!
Keep in touch with your family, friends, and neighbors
While hopefully everybody is staying inside where it’s nice and safe, you want to make sure that your loved ones or those around you are weathering the storm OK. While it’s easy to get lost with the people with you in your house, make sure to keep tabs on the world outside.
Readers, how did you hunker down and make it through your most recent storm?