My post today sort of goes along with Laurie’s. We had our own “snow days” here over the weekend–everything I was scheduled to do (RWA chapter meeting, friend’s dinner party, etc) was cancelled, my car was stuck in the garage (unless I wanted to dig it out, which I DIDN’T!), and I had two whole days of peace and quiet all for me. I could have done something useful, like mop the floor or finish reading my packet of RITA books, but of course I didn’t! I watched far more Food Network than is good for me (I’m pretty sure that Giadda woman does not eat the pasta she cooks, or she wouldn’t be so abominably skinny!), ate Choxie Hot Chocolate bars (another reason I will never be Giadda), and listened to some new CDs I had bought. It was wonderful.
I also settled in with my cats (like Laurie’s, they think a snow day means a “crowd onto the chair with Mom like two big lumps” day) and took on Cara’s “Read a Regency” challenge. I picked up Evelyn Richardson’s A LADY OF TALENT from my TBR pile. It was very enjoyable, a tale of an earl, his shallow (but funny!) Almack’s-loving fiancee, a female artist, and her dandy of a brother. I’m a sucker for art in books, and this heroine’s career details (she was a student of Angelica Kauffmann, paints portraits of Society ladies but really wants to do historical scenes, etc) were fascinating. She also fit neatly into the “bluestocking” profile of Megan’s quiz, always a plus for me. 🙂 Of course, not all runs smoothly, and the silly fiancee has to be got rid of somehow, but you’ll just have to read for yourself to see how!
It was a great weekend. If YOU had two whole snow days, how would you spend them?
What would I do? Hmm… Sit in front of a fire and read…or be evil and watch TV. (Though if it’s a Jane Austen or Shakespeare video, of course it’s educational!) 🙂
Hot chocolate sounds good too… Macaroni and cheese… Soup… All wrapped up in a blanket…
Read and play on my computer. . . which is pretty much what I do now without snow! LOL 🙂
Building snowmen, sledding on the little hill next to our house, hot chocolate and craft projects. Sometimes cookie-baking.
To get a relaxing day like Amanda described the kids need to be in school and I need to be sick with a cold. One that’s just bad enough so I don’t feel guilty about not writing or doing housework, but not so bad that I can’t enjoy snuggling up with a good book and some herbal tea.
Relaxation is so overrated! At least that’s what I tell myself.
First, stay in bed and sleep a bit more, just because I can. If I was feeling constructive I might make some bread. If I had been prepared and visited the library I’d have things to read
…well, that was strangely truncated. Sorry! And I’d probably do some writing because I need large chunks of time for it.
So far the only snow we’ve had here has hit at the weekend which is grossly unfair. You’d really think it should know better.
My cats are exactly the same! Especially if it’s cold–the little devils. They hate each other, but if it’s cold enough they will call a truce and pile on top of me like a kitty blanket, making even reading a challenge…but somehow I manage:)
For my snow day, I’d snuggle up with aforementioned cat blanket, a new book, and a cup of tea…
Cara, I finally read My Lady Gamester last night and all I can say is WOW! What a great book. It was sweet and funny and I couldn’t put it down. Your prose was so tightly woven. I don’t think there was an extraneous word in the whole book. Your construction of the conflicts between Richard and Atalanta was flawless–and the conflict was REAL, unlike some where you think “Oh, come on. It’s not that bad.” I think my favorite scenes in the book were when they were fighting…and the happy ending of course. Anyway, just had to gush a bit:)
Thank you so much, Mandacoll!!!!! That means a lot to me!!!
Stomping around the house being difficult and shouting things like “who turned down the heater”, and “Don’t leave the backdoor open. It’s cold outside.”
If I could only be alone, it would probably be different. I did get a lot of critiquing done.