Anyone still snowed in? East coasters?? I want to hear all about everyone’s snowy weekend adventures. (West coast readers, we hear you over there with all your “sunshine and clear skies all day everyday let’s go to the beach!” talk. And we’re real happy for you, ok?)
My snowy weekend started out with picking up Christian from the airport around midnight – mere hours before the storm hit Nashville. I thought for sure his flight would be cancelled but he made it home and just in time! He was gone for most of this month, which brought back so many memories of his Night Ranger touring days. I had some great girl time in his absence (clearly) but was happy to have him back.
That night, we laughed about how Nashville was freaking out about this supposed impending storm. People were already throwing around terms like Snowmageddon and I laughed as I thought, there is no way. I know what Snowmageddon is (remember, Chicago??) and there’s no way we’ll get one this far south. And while I wouldn’t have put it in the same category as the Chicago snowstorms I experienced in my years there, we woke up the next morning to A LOT of snow.
We made blueberry pancakes and then went out and played in the snow. I love our neighborhood; there is a beautiful walking trail only steps from our front door, complete with a creek and the most beautiful, tall, old trees you’ve ever seen. By now you all should know my love of trees, as documented in many of my Instagram photos, as well as in this space. With all the snow on the branches and the birds flying around, I felt like we were in a real-life snow globe.
(Yes, the Quilt made an appearance!)
I spent the late afternoon and early evening in my office, painting and novel writing. The reflection from the snow outside my window seemed to make my newly painted lavender walls glow in such a way that a newfound burst of creativity poured from every part of my being and in no way am I exaggerating. (More on all of this later.)
Since the south doesn’t believe in snow plows or salt trucks, most of Saturday was spent “stuck” inside and I’m telling you, I think I left my bed only twice. And it was glorious. I watched movies, I read books, I flipped through a magazine of old pictures of Paris that X bought for me while on our Paris trip, I did research for my novel, and I wrote so much – like on actual paper and with a pen – my fingers were throbbing as I fell asleep around 2am. (PS- Anyone else love in love with their bed? It’s one of my favorite places.)
With the snow came new inspiration, a call to create BIGGER things and with more passion. And so, that’s where I’m at for now. (I hope it lasts forever.)
For all of this, my heart is grateful.
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