It is snowing here on Long Island. Reports of how much snow is expected to fall varies but everyone can agree that it is going to be a cold, snowy, blustery kind of day. It’s the kind of day for thick hand-knit socks to keep your toes warm, hot homemade chicken soup, cups of tea (or if I am feeling decadent – hot coco with WAY too much whipped cream on top), and curling up with a good book. Lucky for me, all of these things are in my future. Today, after I get some work done, I am planning on curling up with The Portable Dorothy Parker or the Love Poems of Pablo Neruda and read, all cozy and warm while the snow falls and my cat naps nearby.
When my husband, Rob, gets home, hopefully before the roads get too bad, we’ll spend the evening reading To Kill a Mockingbird aloud to each other. I’ve read the book before (it’s one of my favorites) but it’s new to him (although he has seen the movie version with Gregory Peck). When it’s his turn to read, I will knit a hat out of soft cushy alpaca, glancing up to see his expression whenever he reads an especially good passage. When it’s my turn, he will laugh at my (admittedly) bad attempts of doing the accents. Our cat, Gordo, who cannot stand us being on the couch without him will alternate between curling up on the pillow by my arm (right in a perfect petting position) and perching on the arm of the sofa to peer over Rob’s shoulder at the pages of the book.
I am not a fan of winter in general – or at least, I am not when I have to be out in the cold and the wet – but I love days like this where the closest I have to get to the snow is admiring how pretty it is through the window and I can stay all warm and cozy inside.
What about you guys? How are you planning on staying warm during Winter Storm Nemo? Anyone curling up with a particularly good book this evening? Let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you!