Yesterday Richmond got about 3 inches of snow, and while that might not seem like a lot up North, it is for us! Even at a prediction of snow, the city seems to shut down, schools are closed, and businesses have delayed openings. I conveniently had the day off anyway, so I spent it doing the quintessential “snow day” activities.
I began my day with a wonderful cup of coffee (or 1 1/2). I saved the last little bit of my Silk Hazlenut creamer, as I knew I would want to enjoy it on my morning off. I’ll definitely be buying more when I go to the grocery store on Sunday 🙂
I lounged around for a couple of hours, then decided I should get up and be “productive”. I checked on the batter I had whipped up the night before for Peanut Butter Power Balls. I’m bringing these as dessert to a potluck dinner I’m going to on Friday. It turns out that I left them in the fridge for too long!
When I tried to form the “dough” into balls, it just wasn’t happening. So in an attempt to save them, I added about 1/3 cup of brown rice flour, an egg, and about 1/3 cup of applesauce. Unfortunately, with these added ingredients, the power balls are no longer “raw”, but more like a cookie. I baked them at 400 for about 15 minutes, and viola!
I hope they are well received 🙂
After baking, I did some light cleaning; dusted, vacuumed, and swiffered. I’ll clean the bathroom and scrub down the kitchen this weekend. Although I live in a small space, I still have to clean in stages.
Once done cleaning, I bundled up and went out for a walk in the snow! I wore two pairs of leggings, a heat sealed long-sleeve shirt, my double lined coat, heavy socks, Uggs, a knit hat, and two pairs of gloves!! I was definitely warm enough, but you can never be too careful. I don’t think the temperatures rose above 15 degrees yesterday, and it was windy too!
I covered about 2.5 miles, and even broke a sweat! The monuments looked angelic with snow around them.
I am embarrased to admit that I have discovered that I can watch past TV episodes without having DVR! I watched a marathon of New Girl and a “live” episode of Modern Family last night before conking out to bed. ‘Twas a great day!
What do you like to do on a Snow Day?