We’ve had an early start to our Wednesday morning. The phone just rang with the much anticipated announcement of a snow day. It’s our second one this week. After a very mild winter, including spring like temperatures just last week, February has come in with a vengeance…and about 10 inches of snow.
Snow clothes have been on more than they’ve been off the last couple of days. My dryer running just long enough to dry and warm them for the next round of sledding and snow fort building. Hot cocoa is flowing on such a regular basis my 9 year old now can make a batch all by himself.
On the heels of our first snow day, Monday, I anticipate this one to have a slower pace. The wind is whistling, the snow swirling under the darkness and glow of orange street lights. A still sleepy boy just rolled out of his room, looked out the window and whispered in a gravely, sleep filled voice that today would be a good day to stay inside. I am in full agreement.
As I was thinking about this post yesterday, putting my thoughts in line of what I wanted to share, I jotted down notes. My thoughts lately, have turned to more of what brings happiness, removing the noise of what doesn’t. How to grow the passions that thrive, beyond that, how to pass this way onto my boys. All rather deep, and motivational thoughts and intentions. After reading this post, written by the daughter of a friend, regarding the divine pause of a snow day, I think all that can wait. Instead, I’ll leave you with another of our favorite breakfasts. My early risers are already pulling out the eggs…and hot cocoa.
- 2-3 eggs
- Half of an avocado
- A handful or two of salad greens---baby romaine, spinach, kale, arugula
- Fresh Pico de Gallo or your favorite salsa
- Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a skillet, cook your eggs to preference--scrambled, over easy, fried, poached
- In the bottom of a medium sized salad bowl, layer salad greens and avocado.
- Top with eggs and salsa or pico.
- Season to preference with coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper.