The snowstorm we got on February 9th dropped about 30 inches of snow in my area of New Hampshire. That is a lot of snow.
It was hard to know where to begin with the shoveling. It was fluffy snow, so not hard to move, but there was just so much. The ground had been bare in places so this pile up was all at once.
Then my plow guy called and said that his truck had broken down. Things like that really seem so normal for my life that I wasn’t really surprised, and I found someone else to come plow. I had kept the name handy just in case, and I’m glad I did.
The next day my old plow guy came with a snowblower and cleaned out the mailbox and fire hydrant that is right in front of my house. There was no way I could have dug that stuff out. I am considering buying a snowblower for myself.
That was a few weeks ago and now it’s melted some. The good that came from it was that I had to put my new roof rake together and try it out. It worked great and I highly recommend using one for big storms.
I am not stopping writing.
In fact I write at these other blogs that seem to get views without me trying so hard.
This is about my life in Florida, what I learned when I lived there and the shells I collected. Kind of an educational / travel ideas place.
I am becoming a hydrangea expert! I grow them, photograph them, and make a living (partially) from designing with their images. I love to garden, so this is a fun blog for me.
Beach wedding stuff.
This all keeps me busy and I’d love it if you’d continue to visit me at these places.
Yes, I am out of things to write about. This blog is getting boring for me. I haven’t been out to get photos and the ones I did get are still in the camera.
This picture of my cat, Skittle, shows her sleeping up on the bookcase with her tongue hanging out. I see her doing this all the time. She will sit on the desk with her tongue out and of course my camera is no where around, but this time I found it and got a good picture.
It’s how I feel. Where is the incentive to write when this blog gets so view visits. It’s no wonder, but when is the time to say “enough!”
I think it has come.
People want to read about interesting and exciting things and no such thing happens in my life.
I am at the point in my work where I am too busy to write bland posts about nothing. My time is better spent designing and writing about what I sell. And I have plenty of places to do that.
This blog has no use, so it’s time to say good bye.
Maybe, God willing, I will one day have a life to write about. But unless that day comes, I will not be wasting your time or mine.
Isn’t it just another day? January first with a new number after that. I’ve been around for 56 of them. When I was young I got very excited about New Year’s Eve. It meant a lot more to me than it does now. I used to call my parents (wow, long time ago – I haven’t had any parents in 15 years) and wake them up and couldn’t understand their lack of enthusiasm. I wanted to have fun, I wanted to go out and party with everyone else, but my kids were asleep and my husband was at work. I missed lots of chances to have a good time and before you know it there are no more chances.
So, it’s a reminder that my first best friend and my old boyfriend who died too young both had and have birthdays today – December 3st. The new year will bring new challenges and life goes on.
So Happy New Year. I say it because it is the thing to do today.
Merry Christmas to all my faithful readers and to those who may stumble across this blog today.
I am up early, before the sun is up, to check on my online stores and reply to some e-mail. I always enjoy the peace and quiet of early morning. But soon I will have to start the fire, make french toast and wait for the kiddos to get up.
Thank God they are not up at 4 AM any more! All of you parents who were up super early today, I can definitely relate. The days when Christmas was “over” by 5AM..! It always made for a very long day.
Now my kids are older so I’m sure they will wait until at least 7:00! Pretty sure anyway.
It is snowing, but won’t amount to much I’ve heard. Maybe just enough to give us that white Christmas. I plan to enjoy the fact that two of my four kids are with me. It’s a very good gift. I hope you have special gifts to enjoy too.
It’s the Sunday before Christmas – December 23rd – and have splotches of snow on the ground in my area of southeastern New Hampshire.
My daughter came to visit from Manchester – to the east – and said, “you guys have a lot of snow over here”. So that tells you how little snow there is. Our ground is not even covered, but rumor has it (per the weatherman) that we might get some snow Christmas morning.
So although it appears that most of the northeast is currently brown and not white, that may change just in the nick of time.
Until last year, we always had plenty of snow for the holidays it seemed. This cold season has so far brought more snow, turning to rain, and ending up as slush, which is gross. My son and I shoveled that slushy stuff off the driveway and it was not fun. Leaving it there meant I could be stranded once it froze over. As it is, I have to put on my LLBean ice cleats (stabilicers) to go out and fill the bird feeders. My backyard is packed frozen snow which is like walking on ice. By the way those stabilicers are an excellent investment for around $20 and work great.
So I wish you a wonderful Christmas – white or not. Enjoy your blessings – we can all find many things to be thankful for.
- Increasing Chances for a White Christmas in Arkansas (arkansasmatters.com)
- A white Christmas Eve may be in the works (mlive.com)
- Metro Vancouver may still have a white Christmas, but likely a fleeting one (canada.com)
- Most of Vermont snowy, brown areas might turn white. (blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com)