Despite living in Canada, and experiencing regular snowfalls, we, in Calgary, never have a Snow Day - not in the 23 years I have lived here. It snows -- we carry on. We're late; we have car accidents; we go to work anyway. I work at the court house, and we do not shut down. Last year, as you may recall, Calgary suffered major flooding in June. Parts of downtown were under water. But the court house wasn't, and I went to work. (To be fair, we told many of our staff to stay home, and stayed open only long enough to adjourn all of the matters scheduled for that day.)
But, yesterday and today, we have been shut down. There was a major electrical fire in the downtown and several blocks are without power. So I get to stay home! Yay!
What to do? Well, I did have some yeast in the cupboard that was in danger of expiry. So, I made some bread.
Then, I made some cinnamon buns.
I did some reading and podcast listening.
And, oh ya - I did some quilting too! The Calgary Modern Quilt Guild is collecting 15 1/2 inch quilted blocks, then we're going to put them together for charity quilts. I just happened to have some blocks laying around from my early days of quilting, when I was "trying stuff". Add an extra bit of fabric to bring it up to size, and had some fun trying some new quilting designs, including doing a spiral with my walking foot.
All in all, a very nice way to spend a couple of surprise free days!