Tuesday, May 16, 2023

A Snow Day in May!

On the way home from work yesterday, I found out that I was unexpectedly going to be off work today.  The Doctor I work for was going to be part of a funeral for a childhood friend. I am sorry that he lost his friend. But today, I've had 'found time' that I didn't expect to have. 

I decided that it was kind of like having a snow-day. The Urban Dictionary defines a snow day this way:

"An unexpected day when you are supposed to go to school but it is canceled. An unexpected break. An unexpected escape from it all. A day to relax, not a day to catch up on work."

It may be May and there's no snow, but I totally agree with this definition, and I totally embraced it today.  

Our snow-day got off to a pretty good start for Todd. At around 10 o'clock, I went to check on him outside and found him out of breath, his face was all wet and he had green smear on the side of his neck. He was one happy Scottie - But I made him come inside, something he didn't want to do - I washed off the green smear, something else he didn't want me to do and I gave him a treat - The one thing he agreed with.  

It goes without saying that no snow-day is complete without eating the wrong food. So, I went and picked up lunch for myself. Yes, of course there were fries with that burger. 

Ree's snow-day food included chewing up some papers that I had left on the counter. I've no doubt she would have preferred what I was having, or she thought that's what she was going to get.

Then it was everyone outside for a midday break. 

~Front to back - Jack, Daisy and Iva~

Then I looked over and remembered that I really need to get these flowers and vegetables planted. 

I'll get to that later. Or Saturday. I hope.... 

I watched a movie .... Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks - Have you seen it? Then we took a nap. 

I'm sure there was something else in there, but I don't remember what. I just know that it was 5:30 before I knew it. 

All in all, it was a pretty good snow day in May. Back to work on Wednesday. 

~Foster Girl Lily~

Thanks for stopping by today. We are doing okay, and I'm okay too. We have been busy of course, and I'll update on our 'adventures' in my next post. 
And I was afraid to ask 'White Boy' what kind adventure he was having! 


  1. Wow! It's good to see you all! Snow in May? Been there, done that. Here in WNY we had snow on Mother's Day a few years ago. As a rule, we don't plant tomatoes until after Memorial Day so they don't get a frost. That burger looks so yummy! And the princess puppy girls would love to help you play with those tennis balls, especially since theirs are all hiding under the sofa!

  2. Glad you all had a beautiful day, Kim.
    Be safe and God bless.

  3. Sounds like a perfect snow day! Even better when there is no snow. lol Although, I got scared for a second about Todd.. Took me a few minutes to catch on. lol I'd love to connect on FB! Thank you so much for your last comment. I have always appreciated your kind, thoughtful words. Patty Markiewicz . My FB profile pic is me and Brut (in black/white) Friend me!

  4. You can't beat a snow day. Love the photos! All the pups look great. Lori

  5. Lily, you are a darling, and as for White Boy, what a mess he got into.So glad the unscheduled day off was so good.

  6. I'm glad the green around Lily's mouth wasn't toxic -that was my first thought. And as for White Boy - I'm betting on a mouse, and doubt the poor little thing went home safely! Isn't an unplanned day off wonderful - you haven't loaded yourself down with "tasks" or a 'To Do' list so you can take it as it comes. Yo thoroughly deserve such a day Kim.

  7. What had Todd been up to! It sounds as though he'd found something he really shouldn't have.
    It's lovely to see photos of the dogs outside in the fresh air, and I hope you were able to enjoy it too.

  8. One thing we all knew before we read this, that you would never be lonely on a snow day. I enjoyed all the photos of your snow day pals and a few giggles at guessing what the cat has rolled in. hope it was not the litter pan. MOL... when I look at photos of dogs, there is always ONE that speaks to me and makes me want that dog. Today Jack is the winner.. I love Big Black dogs. but then I LOVE all dogs, just some that call to my heart.

  9. We thought for sure your "snow day" was going to be because some flowering tree had dumped all its pretty petals on the ground, but we think your snow day was much better. It sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing day to do just about nothing.

  10. It's made my day to see all the beautiful happy faces at Golden Pines. White Boy has certainly been up to something unsavory. I'm glad you had a restful day. Yes, I've seen the Tom Hanks movie; I thought it was quite good.

  11. Itis always nice to get a surprise day to yourself. We are glad you enjoyed it and only wish it lasted longer. We have been very remiss in posting and are trying to get Mom to help us again. Thanks for you kind thoughts for Misty and Lightning.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. That's too bad about the funeral, but I'm glad you had a free day to enjoy. You need a lot more of those!
    ---Cheerful Monk

  13. Hello,
    Love all the furbabies photos, sounds like a great snow day.
    Take care, have a happy weekend.

  14. Green stuff usually means deer poop around here. Your crew is looking good and I bet they enjoyed having you home for the day:)

  15. Burger and fries - yummy! Perfect food for a snow day!


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