Things To Do on a Snow Day

white snowy environment with pine trees

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Things to do on a snow day:

  1. Build a snowman, snowwoman, snowbaby, snow fort!
  2. Go sledding, skating, skiing.
  3. Drink cocoa, or your favorite coffee or tea.
  4. Snuggle up with a good book.
  5. Watch a winter movie, like “Frozen” or “Elf”!
  6. Shovel out a neighbor’s walk or driveway.
  7. Plan a summer vacation!
  8. Give thanks for the day!
snow woman winter snowflakes

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Happy Travels!

parked boat

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I made a playlist for my hairdresser!  She’s moving to St. Thomas with her husband and children where they’ve dreamed of living for a long time now.  I’m so happy for people when they can embrace their bliss!  So I made a playlist to help her celebrate this new chapter in her life.

I included a variety of styles, choosing recordings of original artists whenever possible, ordering them to “modulate” from a sense of good-bye to “hello new world”!

  1. Happy Trails by Roy Rogers and Evans (because it’s just a fun way to say “Bon Voyage!” and to wish you all the best where-ever life takes you!
  2. Happy by Pharrell Williams (because I heartily affirm your happiness!!!)
  3. Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin (because there might be little worries along the way, but I hope all-in-all you will immerse yourself in your joy!)
  4. Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul, & Mary (because it has fun associations for me from the first time I went on a grand journey!)
  5. So Long, Farewell by The Von Trapp Children (again, better to say fare-thee-well with a sense of fun and festivity than to think too much about the sorrows of parting.)
  6. When You Wish Upon A Star by Linda Ronstadt (You’ve had beautiful dreams, and now you’re making them a reality! Yea!)
  7. La Mer by Charles Trenet (because it’s about the Sea! — and because I love this song!)
  8. Mambo No. 5 by Perez Prado (Encouraging you to dance on the beach!)
  9. Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin (now in English — because I love this song!!!)
  10. Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet (What better way to take a break?!)
  11. Blue Bossa by Joe Henderson (Blue for the ocean, Bossa for the tropics.)
  12. St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins (Blessings to you in your new home!!!)

Here’s a link to the playlist:

It’s called Happy Trails, Rhiannon!

Big words, Big punctuation

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List of (fun) conjunctive adverbs to use after a semi-colon:

accordingly,    furthermore,    moreover,       similarly,
     also,           hence,          namely,         still,
     anyway,         however,        nevertheless,   then,
     besides,        incidentally,   next,           thereafter,
     certainly,      indeed,         nonetheless,    therefore,
     consequently,   instead,        now,            thus,
     finally,        likewise,       otherwise,      undoubtedly,
     further,        meanwhile.