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    5 Things to Do When You’re Snowed In

    Where I live in northern Michigan, it was -20 degrees F last week. That should be illegal! On top of the freezing temperatures, we have over four feet of snow, most of which fell in December. If you’re in a northern climate like me, snow days take on a new meaning!

    Not everyone who reads Project Inspired is in a snowy clime, but for those who are, a “snow day” is really a snow day. You’re probably not going anywhere if school and work are cancelled! What do you do when you can’t leave the house? Here are five ideas (many based on personal experience).

     

    1. Bake a New Recipe. Not big on baking, but want to try? Now is the time! Find a recipe that suits your fancy (I like to make a Pinterest board of recipes to try at a later date), check your pantry for the ingredients and give it a shot. Baking is a great way to pass the time alone or with friends. Even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly, you will have gained some experience and a tasty treat along the way!
    2. Try a Crafting Project. Winter is the only time I knit or sew. For me, summer is too busy (and too short!) for craft pursuits. Have you wanted to try arm knitting? Have a crochet project waiting to be started? Want to explore watercolor painting? Do it while the snow is still outside. Even better, invite some friends for a Pinterest party. Everyone brings their own craft project and you all work on them together. I like to host these with freshly baked snacks and hot chocolate.
    3. Write a Letter. Did you have a pen pal in elementary school? I had several, and I’m saddened by how easy it is to get out of the habit of letter-writing. Find a piece of paper or cute notecard and write a letter to a friend. We all love getting “real” mail—something outside of an inbox or text message—so send a quick note to someone you love to tell them you’re thinking of them.
    4. Tackle a Nagging Task. This one isn’t as much fun, but you’ll feel great when it’s finished. Think of something you’ve been putting off: cleaning out your closet, meal-prepping for the week, finishing the research paper. Dedicate a few hours to knock it out! Set a timer, break the task down into small increments and use your snow day to get it off the list.
    5. Call a Friend. I personally find it very hard to talk on the phone most days. When you’re trying to do other things, talking on the phone is almost impossible. Use a free afternoon to make a call you’ve been putting off due to busyness. You could also use Facetime or the Voxer app, which allows you to leave voice messages throughout the day that your friend can answer at her convenience.

     

    Do you have any ideas for snow day activities? Share below!

    Phylicia Masonheimer
    Phylicia Masonheimerhttps://phyliciamasonheimer.com/
    Phylicia Masonheimer is an author and speaker teaching women how to discern what is true, discuss the deep stuff, and accomplish God's will for their specific lives. She holds a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, where she met her husband, Josh, and now lives in northern Michigan with her two daughters, Adeline and Geneva.

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