Sunday, March 1, 2015

SOL Day 1: So Much Snow

This is the second year for my participation in the 30-Day Writing Challenge, Slice of Life, sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. I created a professional blog a few years ago but haven't really posted much. I participated in Slice of Life last year, but once that ended I didn't write a post again until last week when I wrote about my One Little Word. I'm hoping that this time around I might keep it going past the SOL challenge.

To me Slice of Life is all about what is in the forefront of our minds for a particular day or time period. Right now, the item commanding the most attention is the snow. I know that there are people out there who love the snow. They enjoy winter sports, they like building snowmen and going sledding, they look forward to the promise of school getting canceled due to snow. I am not one of those people. I can't stand the cold and only enjoy the snow when it falls on Christmas morning. I would be happy with one snowfall a year which then melts and disappears until the next Christmas. However, living in Ohio means many, many, many snowfalls and very cold temperatures. I dislike bundling up to go outside, I cringe when I have to drive through snow and ice, and the lack of sunshine is enough to make me want to hibernate until it is Spring. 

I'm hoping that now that it is March, we are seeing our last snowfalls. We have used up all of our calamity days at school and the students have gotten a terrible case of cabin fever. If you live in a climate that gets little or no snowfall, I envy you. To give you an idea of my current snow reality, here are a couple of pictures of the view from my living room right now. 




  1. I so agree with your desire for snow on Christmas and then not again! Funny thing, we didn't have snow on Christmas!! I'm in Michigan and we've had so much snow, and cold. It's been too cold to have outdoor recess all but one day in the past two weeksl Come on spring!!

  2. Snow really is at the center of it all now! We got MORE today. Probably 3-5". I stayed inside thanks to the fact that I accidentally left my daughter's snowsuit at school. (I wasn't going to play in it by myself!)

    Hope this is one of those Marches where the month goes out like a lamb. Just sayin'!

  3. Carolyn,
    Glad you are joining the madness yet again.

    I am one of those people who really doesn't mind the snow --- as long as I don't have to drive in it. If it is going to be cold, it might as well snow. I'm not a fan of the cold. That's another story.

    Though I don't mind the snow, I'm a bit done with it myself. I'm ready for the green of grass, the popping color of flowers, and bright blossoms on trees.

    I'm hoping Stacey is right, out like a lamb.