Huge Snow Couple!

Huge Snow Couple

Huge Snow Couple

I had to stop and take a picture of this humongous couple! The eyes are made from the bottoms of contractors buckets, the yellow buttons down the front are made of hardhats. The noses are from construction cones. This has been such a hard winter so when I saw this I had to share. Thanks to Weaver’s Mulch for doing this! Enjoy!


Snow Day

Definitely more than an inch of snow!

Definitely more than an inch of snow!

Today ended up being a snow day. We were told we were getting about an inch of snow before it turned to rain but instead we got five inches of beautiful snow! Sadly, the roads around here were treacherous which made for a stressful day for a lot of people. I feel badly for those folks and hope they are home safe now that night has fallen.

Snowy nest

Snowy nest


For me, though, I enjoyed a cozy day at home. I did manage to get some things done around the house that I had to. I also wrapped some gifts, had a toasty fire in the fireplace, and played too many videos games.

I’m grateful for a real snow day!

First Snow

Snowflakes on a handrail in Germany. Macro pho...

I have discovered that no matter how old I get I still manage to feel a childlike thrill when the first snowflakes of the season appear.

Last week we were supposed to get our first snow of the season. When I woke that morning, as soon as I remembered that it was supposed to be snowing I quickly looked out the window. I was so disappointed to see only gray skies but no snow. Luckily by the time I had finished making a cup of tea I glimpsed something float by outside and sure enough, it had started to snow.

I smiled and loved the fact that I could still feel the wonder and excitement that I used to feel as a kid when it snowed. It was a magical moment.

I sat by the window watching the snowflakes blowing around in the wind. They didn’t last long but it was long enough for me to relish feeling like a kid again. It was a delicious moment of enjoying being a grownup with my hot cup of tea and at the same time feeling the fluttery childlike joy of watching it snow.

Enjoy your inner child when he or she shows up to surprise you!