Today we had magical movie snow floating from the grey February sky. You know those scenes in Hallmark movies where the snow is twirling to the ground in soft fluffy clouds around the guy and girl? Probably landing on her long eyelashes? I remember one of those winter nights in high school. Martin was walking me to my car and right away I noticed the soft snow falling all around us. So utterly romantic. The snowflakes were in slow motion as they danced their way down to earth. It was like a scene right out of one of those cheesy romantic comedies that we had probably just watched together. Martin scraped the snow off my windshield as I stood their shivering and watching (because back then my seventeen year old self thought it would have been rude to sit in my car while my poor boyfriend froze to death doing his chivalrous act). We said goodnight and as I got into my car he suddenly leaned in and gave me a kiss. Under the falling, spinning snow. I was a movie goddess.
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We stayed in most of the day, but cabin fever has been setting in since about Wednesday so we ventured out for a few minutes before we all had had enough of each other's close knit company. The three of us have had terrible colds and being cold doesn't help. Martin asked if we could just get in the car and drive straight to Mexico. Sounds tempting. I ended up having to take two days off from school because of a sore throat that caused me to whisper my constant complaints instead of yell them at the ceiling as I laid miserably in bed. Then I came back Friday to a two-hour delayed start schedule because of the snow. My first grade students were very happy to see me and told me over and over how much they had missed me. "Were you sick Mrs. Wolfe?" "Not just me, but Mr. Wolfe AND Everdeen!" "*gasp* WOA!!" haha (six year olds are impressed very easily)
It was completely quiet outside this afternoon. The world around us was stunningly white...and still. We walked to the end of the sidewalk before Everdeen plopped herself down and started eating the snow. Martin and I stood for a while watching our sweet girl as the snow fell slowly around the three of us. I realized how different this looked from my magical moment in the snow twelve years ago. I wasn't on a Friday night date with my boyfriend and life felt much more carefree back then...but somehow this was so much better.
Hope everyone is staying nice and warm this weekend!
(and just because I am a Colorado native...Go Broncos!! :)