Here in Idaho, we get our fair share of snow. Usually it's no big deal... the roads get plowed and sanded and people lace up their snowboots and throw on their water-proof coats, and life goes on as usual. It's really pretty rare for us to get enough snow that it keeps people from going out.
Normally, a snow day would have been really fun. I would have gladly run out to the grass and made a big snow man, and come inside and baked cinnamon rolls and made soup for the rest of the day. But alas, this snow day came at a really inconvenient time. You see, Dane and I have been staying in a hotel since Tuesday. The bathroom at our apartment has suffered some major water damage from some poorly-done plumbing work (which was done before we moved in), and our landlord has kicked us out until Friday so it can be repaired. Luckily, the landlord is footing the bill for our stay, but still... no grass on which to build a snowman, and no kitchen in which to cook. :(
Of course, my first thought was, "What am I going to eat today?" Continental breakfast was free, of course, but what about lunch and dinner? I didn't really want to drive, and the hotel we're staying at has no restaurant... I found myself wondering if Pizza Hut would deliver during a blizzard. But still, pizza would get old really fast, and it didn't sound all that appealing. So I decided to brave the roads after things had warmed up a little, and drove the mile down the street to Albertson's to stock up a little.
I spent most of the day hunkered down in the hotel room, studying for my next test, watching food network on the cable TV we don't get at home, and drinking my fair share of the hotel's free hot tea. Meanwhile, the temperatures outside continued to rise and the sand trucks continued to run, and by the time Dane got home from work the road conditions had greatly improved.
So we headed out to the Idaho Botanical Garden, to check out their annual light display.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a snow day. Good food, warm drinks... good book, light show... and the company of a kindred spirit. :)