Living in Kansas it happens at least 3 to 5 times a year. The weatherman forecasts anywhere between 2 and 7 inches of snow. It gets cloudy, starts to rain, then snow, and suddenly everything changes.
The grocery stores suddenly a mad house. Combine the holiday shopping with the threat of a snowstorm and consumers go crazy. We made our way out late Friday night to pick up some extra ice melt to battle the projected ice. The shoppers in Wal-Mart were excited, anticipating the first major snowstorm of the season. They were pushing their baskets fast and grabbing essential items as fast as they could. The milk and bread are the first to go, followed by the favorite junk food items that you can't live without if you are going to be snowed in. For me it's popcorn. Gotta have popcorn if you are going to be snowed in for a few days.
The older I get, the more I am beginning to enjoy being snowed in. The never ending list of things to do suddenly become obsolete. As much as I wanted to have the Christmas play this morning at church, getting to stay home was just what the doctor ordered. Being snowed in allowed me to get several things done.
The best part of my day was the 3 hour nap that I so desperately needed. Curled up on the bed wearing my favorite sweats with my warm fuzzy blanket was just pure bliss. Once I finally woke up, I cooked a fabulous meal of broiled chicken wings made with my sister's seasoning Miss G's (www.missgsseasoning.com), sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, stir fried green beans, and rice. I was even in the mood to bake cookies, both chocolate chip and butter.
Next, time to write this blog, read my friend Gina Washington's new book, "Be Still and Know that I am God" (Tate Publishing), and look at a little bit of the Chiefs football game with hubby (sorry they lost). I still have enough time to get some writing done on my next book (coming in the spring). Last on my list is a much needed manicure and pedicure. I will end this glorious day with a giant bowl of stove popped popcorn.
Well, it was great while it lasted. I will be up early in the morning navigating the icy streets going to work, then stop by the grocery store to pick up the last few food items for Christmas brunch.
Lord, thank you for this day of rest and peace. I look forward to doing this again!
Janice R Love, Author
First Lady, Mom, Stepmom and Divorce Ministry Coach