Planning for Snow: #SOL15 #Writingintotheday #21

I am all about the expectations!  Sure I love the actual moment but I really come alive in the planning. I was thrilled yesterday morning to be up early, showered and ready to fill the refrigerator for the coming blizzard.  Now it wasn’t just a thrill, I was worried about a loss of power.   Glueing myself to TV weather was probably not a smart thing, given the fact that their calls for BLIZZARD was a bust in our area, but I believed and I canceled my Monday plans to get out and Fairway was a breeze at 8AM with fully stocked shelves.  I was in and out in a flash, just as the snow was starting to get serious.

I was home, refrigerator filled with essentials,  book in hand in a perfect silence with Tuvia out racing through his work routine to be home earlier than usual.

I am loving the WWII novel, All the Light We Cannot See and I”m forcing myself to take time with it, to savor the writing and breathe into the characters.  Probably today I will coming to its climax but reading it on my Kindle, I’m never totally sure when I will be ending.  I like the mystery.

Of course, it wasn’t just about the book yesterday.  There was time for eating into the Fairway loot and Tuvia time huddled together around my computer clicking around Netflix for a good flick.

We found The Attack, a movie we had seen when it came out in the theater but we were up to revisit it.

Here’s a bit of the plot:

Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture perfect life is turned upside down after a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem, Lebanon) who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking. (c) Cohen Media

The second time was even better, more tragically romanic and sad about what a lack of resolution looks like and costs.

We held each other as the credits rolled and as we headed to bed, I hoped that the true snow day would be as good as the planning.

Looks like it could be even better now that life is returning to normal sooner than we expected.

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13 thoughts

  1. Ah the planning! Spoken like a teacher. I too love that aspect of Kindle reading.. not knowing when the book will end. I hadn’t realized it until you mentioned it here. The Attack sounds great, writing it down for next weekend viewing. AND I hope you are warm and well lit today inside! Take care
    Julieanne

  2. Love the anticipation of a good snow, but appreciate when it isn’t quite as bad as projected. I am thrilled that we were not on the receiving end of this storm! I hope you are warm and enjoying the view of fresh snow my friend. 🙂

  3. I’m in a medical waiting room listen to Carol Costello go on and on about NYC overreacting to it? Well, I don’t think so. If they didn’t do what they did, people probably would’ve been underprepared.

    Anyway, back to you. Glad you are in and reading today. When you finish that book, check out Paper Love by Sarah Wildman. I read it in December and it is still staying with me today.

  4. I think Carly Simon said it best – “Anticipation”. I sure am glad that we didn’t get any snow last night. The last thing I wanted to do after the weekend I had was shovel snow. Sounds like you have the perfect plan for a snow day. Enjoy the day, Bonnie.

  5. That sounds like a perfect day. I think things like blizzards are God’s way of telling us to slow down. Everything is easily cancelled, plans are easily rearranged, but time with loves ones should come first.

  6. It sure sounds like you spent a perfect day at home! I would not mind getting a little bit of snow. Everything would then look so much brighter!

  7. Like you, I hate to lose power, but otherwise I love hibernating during these storms with a full fridge, a good book, and a movie. Glad the storm passed by, and thanks for the movie recommendation!

  8. Sounds like you had a perfect snow day! Plenty of good food, company, a good book, and a movie. Glad things weren’t as bad as predicted and that things will get back to normal sooner than anticipated.

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