The snow and ice from Sunday had almost melted, when snow came again today. Carl was already on his way to work when the announcement came that the agency he works for was closed for the day. The call that my office was doing the same thing came by 6 o'clock this morning.
I've mentioned before how when I was growing up on an army post, school was never canceled because of snow, so I enjoy those “snow days” from work now. Carl on the other hand, grew up in Wisconsin and he got a few of those snow-days off from school. Today for some reason he was reminded of how exciting it was for him to have those snow days and what great fun it was to “sled” and build snowmen. Of course I did those same things. However not all of us had sleds, so we made do with a friends, or pieces of cardboard and various items that we borrowed from summer like a zip sled (meant to be used in the water) and inner tubes.
The other thing that I always enjoy about snow-days is the food. As a kid, when we would finally come in for lunch, it was always Campbell’s (canned) soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Today after the dogs and I had been outside for awhile it was a creamy tomato soup and crisp grilled cheese. To me it's the quintessential winter lunch and takes me right back to childhood.