“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”
― Bill Watterson
The gray gloomy days with no snow are just right for settling down under deep layers of blankets with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. The gray gloomy days with snow falling down from the sky are also good for settling down under deep layers of blankets with a good book and a cup of cocoa.
I'd rather have the snow right now. This slushy rain/snow mix that we've gotten is not my idea of a good time. We live in northern Minnesota, we're used to snow. We can handle it. Some of us even enjoy it. I enjoy it (at least for the first few months.) Even most snow haters want a white Christmas. But, we may be looking at a brown one this year.
I guess if I can't be out enjoying the snow, it's good that I've got a couple books to read. The library has been a busy place lately, with lots of books going out.
The teenaged boys who spent a good part of the evening in the library last night didn't leave with any books, but they left a gift for me. A tiny snowman on my car. He fell off as soon as I turned the wipers on, but I appreciated the thought. Kind of. What made me laugh was the snowman in the middle of the street with another laying in front of it. It was a snowman sculpture straight out of Calvin and Hobbes. I wish I had a picture of it. If you aren't familiar with Calvin and Hobbes, here's one of many featuring snowpeople creations:
They say laughter is the best medicine. Find a Calvin and Hobbes book and that will cure what ails you. It's been 16 years since Bill Watterson quit his daily comic strip. The adventures of a precocious 6-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger are one of the best examples of imagination at work that I've ever come across. Bill Watterson quit while he was ahead, leaving a stack of work that never grew stale.
If you have a reluctant reader among those you give gifts to, you might think about giving them a Calvin and Hobbes book. Before you wrap it up, give it a read. You won't be sorry.