Let’s face it: when snow falls in Hampton Roads, getting out of the house can be a real problem.
Roads may or may not be treated. Places may or may not be open. Regularly scheduled events are probably postponed.
Sounds like this weekend might be the perfect time to stay in with family and friends, which sounds great. For the first 15 minutes; and then your kids are climbing the walls and you’re slowly going crazy.
Here is a handy list for things to do while stuck inside during a storm. A few quick tweaks and it works just as well with a snowstorm!
- Play games with family, or put a puzzle together. Seriously, when was the last time you really hung out and spent quality time with a Scrabble board, much less your loved ones?
- Try a new recipe with what’s in your cabinet! Don’t battle the lines at the store. Chances are you probably have the makings of a unique dish in your fridge and cabinets already. Get experimental!
- Teach your dog a new trick. Or maybe teach your cat to play fetch. They’ll get stir crazy, too!
- Binge on your favorite shows and movies. DVD swap with friends or check out your online streaming service and find out what all the buzz is about.
- Finally tidy up that junk drawer or desk. We all have that one catch-all spot that’s swimming in old receipts or junk mail. Give it a little love while you’re stuck indoors.
- Plan a fantasy vacation, or even a real one! Get online (as long as you still have power) or just daydream with your family about an exotic, warm destination far away.
- Call long distance family. Keep in touch and reconnect, but watch that battery life on your phone, just in case ice drags power lines down!
- Color. Adult coloring books are all the rage these days, but let’s be honest. Kid’s coloring books will do the trick. Your fridge looks like it needs some new art, anyway.
- Read that book you’ve been meaning to pick up. You bought it for the beach and somehow it never got cracked. Now’s the time.
- Go through your closet and make a donation pile. Because seriously, you’re not going to bother with that business when we can get back to our regularly scheduled Hampton Roads fun!
Remember above all, stay safe. Snow and ice is no joke on the roads and if we do get his this weekend remember to keep your phones charged and stock up on food in the next few days. Bundle up!