I know I promised part two of my NC trip recap (see part one here!) but GUYS. We had a snow day yesterday. It was glorious! Insert dancing girl emoji here.
The weather folks were predicting heavy snow fall starting 5pm on Tuesday up until early morning on Wednesday. I woke up pretty much every half hour checking my work twitter to see if any announcements have been made. And just after 6 in the morning, I got a phone call that all our buildings were closed for inclement weather! Unfortunately, Mike still had to go to work (which is the worst when only one of us gets a snow day!) but I got up with him since I was up anyway.
It's so mind-blowing to me seeing other bloggers posting pictures of sandals and swimming pools. Our winter has been very mild and we were really fortunate to have good weather for our NYC trip so I really can't complain. But I will never turn down a bonus day off and if it takes some help from Mother Nature then so be it.
I tried to make the most of the day by balancing leisure and productivity. I knew that if I wanted to go anywhere, I needed to dig myself out first. It was cold and windy but the sun was shining and it made the shovelling much more enjoyable.
Obviously my first destination was coffee. Duh.
I stopped by my in-laws' house to see if they needed help shovelling their driveway but I forgot that they have an electric shovel so my father-in-law was long done by the time I got there. Maybe we need to invest in one of those. Snow can get so heavy!
I knew I wanted to do some painting around the house so I got in the mood by watching Fixer Upper. That show makes me so very happy.
We painted a lot of the house a few months ago but our ensuite bathroom was still left to do. It was a aqua-turquoise colour and I was over it. Since it's such a tiny space, I knew it wouldn't take long and I figured I can easily knock it out by myself but I slightly underestimated how long it would take to get the room ready for painting. So many things had to be removed and taped off but I did get one coat done yesterday!
After Mike got home, we had dinner and I baked a small batch of cookies. It has been a while since I made cookies but I saw this readymade cookie dough on our last grocery shopping trip and I couldn't resist! Nine minutes later, we were snacking on delicious warm gooey cookies.
To finish off the night, we watched the season premiere of Big Brother Canada. I'm so excited that it's back! It's not as good as the US one but we both still really enjoy it.
It's so nice to have an unexpected day off. But now that we got a snow day and I have expressed my gratitude to the winter gods, I am ready for all of it to melt so that spring can come!