Believe it or not, I
have had never seen snow. Unbelievable, I know. For this tropical girl winter was an unknown phenomenon. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I have been in Connecticut for the past few weeks for an away rotation. Since my acceptance at said rotation, I have been dreaming at the possibility of seeing snow for the first time. This was my excuse to shop for winter clothes and outerwear as I could only hope for the chance of snow. Last week, finally, there was an advisory for the possibility of snow for this weekend and I was overjoyed.
I was down to Florida this week for an interview and I enjoyed the 50’s weather, but as the weekend got closer the snow day became more and more real. My excitement grew to get back to CT and see snow for the first time. I set my alarms to wake up early, as it was supposed to start at around 8am, to try and see the snow falling. It was time for bed. I could only hope to wake up to the white Christmas I had created in my mind. My alarm went off and I ran to look out the window. Snowfall had just begun.
I decided to go back to bed, rest a few more hours and hoped to wake up later on to more snow. I eventually woke up at noon to find a beautiful white winter wonderland!
Originally, it was too little snow to make a snowman or anything else really. I would wait a few more hours for the snow to get thicker. It was snowing and cold, yet it didn’t feel as frigid as when it is only cold temps which I found very curious.
I loved watching the snow fall. It was so fluffy and beautiful that I couldn’t wait to get out and play with it. At around 3 pm I got dressed up and I went outside. There was already a couple inches of snow and it seemed good enough to start building my first snowman! *cue Frozen*
Turns out, making a snowman is a LOT harder than it looks. It is also a pretty good workout/way to work a sweat and warm yourself up when you’re out in the snow. For some reason, snow reminds me of shaved ice. It makes me crave cherry snow cones! For my snowman, I had to make like a snow pyramid first. Then shape it into a rounded form in order for it to look like an actual snowman.
After working on my faceless, armless, naked snowman for a while, I decided to stop, drop, and
roll make a snow angel! I also secretly, and by myself made snowballs and threw them at the bushes (SHHHHH, don’t tell anyone!)
Finally, I walked around the street to enjoy the snow falling. There was white Christmas feelings and the gorgeous winter wonderland vibes all around!
I am loving snow and the winter time. It is such a festive feeling being surrounded by this gorgeous sight. People who deal with snow all their lives are sometimes tired of it, some even hate it. But, for me it’s a new thing. It is absolutely beautiful and I think I could get used to it. I have to admit though, I am
a little a lot terrified of driving in the snow. Thankfully I haven’t had to deal with that yet. When the time comes, I will share how that went!
So what is your FAVORITE thing about snow days?
Thanks for reading,