Last week, Mother Nature decided that Winter needed one last laugh before Spring took over. On Wednesday evening, all types of precipitation fell from the sky and by Thursday morning, it truly looked like a winter wonderland. It was so pretty, I briefly forgot all about how much I longed for Summer. Instead, I took being “snowed-in” as an excuse to play lazy for four straight days.
You heard that right. Four days. On Thursday, everything was closed, including both my office and Adam’s. On Friday, both of our offices had a delayed openings but our driveway and road leading to our garage were solid ice so even after a few hours of sunshine and defrosting, we were still thoroughly “stuck” at home. Then of course, came Saturday and Sunday, and while both days were snow/ice free, I decided that I rather sit indoors and watch Parks & Recreation on loop instead of participate in the real world.
Four days “snowed-in” with your husband might drive some ladies mad. In fact, I think being snowed in with anyone for four days is probably grounds for madness in general. However, I truly, truly enjoyed four days of nothingness with Adam.
Life isn’t always quiet. Sometimes, it is loud and joyful. Sometimes, it is hectic and crazy and you’re lucky to find five minutes to yourself. Other times, it is heavy and the sadness hangs in the air… an unavoidable nuisance that everyone trips around. But these four days weren’t dripping with any particular emotions… they just were.
They were days for us to sleep in and wipe off doggy paws after our pups played outside. They were days for us sit and talk about the future and the past. They were days for us to read comics and catch up on YouTube videos. They were days for us to clean house and procrastinate on laundry. They were days for us to take walks around the neighborhood and play in the park.
I realize that a lot can be accomplished in four days times. Perhaps Adam and I should have tackled a home project or finally finished our taxes. We did neither and honestly, I feel good about it. Four days might be a lot of time to do something, but its also a good amount of time to just do nothing. And doing “nothing” with the person that you love most in this world, is really its own reward.
I don’t know when Adam and I will have another four days to just do nothing. It could be years. But I do know that we both really enjoyed these four days of nothingness. It was grand. It was amazing. It was…. nothing.