Friday, December 09, 2011

Not a Snow Day

The view from my front porch this morning after the sun was finally up. The vent thing in the lower left is on my garage roof, which is strange, but we live on a steep hill, so my porch is much higher than the roof of the garage. I do love the view we have of the ski hill.

The town was abuzz yesterday about the weather forecast. Maybe we'd get our first snow day of the year, or at least a delay. I, personally, thought that would be wonderful. Getting up before the sun rises and getting everyone out the door to school is not my favorite activity. I would so much prefer staying all warm and snug in my bed--at least until the sun is up.

I heard the wind blowing hard last night, and I smiled to myself and thought they'd call the snow day for sure. With that thought, I cuddled up in my comforter and fell blissfully to sleep.

At 6:00 am, I heard violin scales being played in the distance. But they were only incorporated into my dream, which was about Peanuts. Peanuts of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy variety. Soon, Bria was standing next to Linus and asking me which song she should play next on her violin.

"Woodstock," I answered.


"Play the Woodstock song," I told her. In my dream state, the Woodstock song was obviously a Seitz concerto. I couldn't understand why she didn't realize this.

"But, I don't have any songs called Woodstock."

And then I came to, out of my dream. I corrected myself and as she began to play the first notes of the Seitz, I drifted back to sleep wondering what she was doing practicing so early anyway. Didn't she know it was a snow day?

At 6:55, I finally woke up for real. I looked out the window. Lots of snow, for sure, but probably not enough for the school to call the day. Darn it. I grabbed my phone and checked my email anyway, but wasn't surprised to find that school would be going on as usual today.

And so began the race to get the girls up and dressed, fed and bundled, and out the door. Joel walked them to the bus stop, and even though I had to teach an early lesson, I headed back to bed. Just to pretend it was a snow day for another half-hour or so. Because who wants to be up in the snow and cold before the sun is up?

Certainly not I.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. What a glorious view. I love snow days...sigh. Our weather has been unseasonably warm but I do have the Christmas break coming to give me much needed break as well. Your photos are stunning.

  2. You have a wonderful view!

  3. Love a good snow day! And while amazingly we haven't had much yet this season, there are days where I just pretend and stay bundled up in bed : ) Don't let my secret out

  4. That photo is fantastic. And you have amazing kids. Not one of mine would have plucked themselves out of bed at six ayem to practice anything but raiding the refrigerator. Sorry 'bout your un-snow day.

  5. I'd like to hear a Woodstock song. Especially since all of his dialogue is in "notes." ;)

    Sorry about the snow day. Glad you got the extra half-hour, though!

  6. Sounds like an ALMOST blissful snow day. I'm sure you'll get more of them in the frozen north. The ski hill is cute! (yeah, yeah, you know what my view of real mountains is like). I love the historic homes though on your street. So fun to have a home with 'character' instead of one that looks like every other house on the street!

  7. Bummer! I'm just hanging in there until Christmas break. Life with a kindergartener changes everything.

  8. Gorgeous view! I am so jealous we had one snow day a few months ago that melted as it landed and NOTHING since. It is weird.
    So I will just come here when I need a snow fix.

  9. Oh, how I miss those snowy days. Even if they can't be enjoyed from a warm bed!

    If it snowed that much here, not only would they declare it a snow day, everyone would panic as if the Apocalypse had come. Stores, schools, offices...everything would be closed not just for the day, but probably until Spring! We get a little over-excited around here...