Hi Everyone. Hope this finds you well this Sunday morning. I am looking out my window this morning at an absolutely gorgeous blue sky and snow everywhere. Yes, we had a blizzard over the past two days and we ended up with 31 inches of snow in our driveway. My BFF and I are both from snowy areas so we shoveled every few hours which turned out to be a blessing. I took pictures out my bedroom window this morning of the icicles hanging from the roof. They are beautiful as the sun was coming up. I am going to try to attach a picture or two, but we shall see (You might be only able to see them at the website.) The air is almost spiritual this morning. If you are waking up to snow I hope you felt the beauty.
The neighborhood was so quiet and peaceful this morning as most were not up yet. I must admit I'm a little stiff after shoveling so much yesterday. I love the way the snow drifts on roofs and the whiteness of the first snow. I know it will not be as pretty tomorrow, but I will enjoy while I can. The roads are still treacherous and they are warning people to stay home to give the plows a chance to work. I don't understand people who go out on the roads when they are not emergency workers or what to do. There is no place to put the snow as the snowbanks are pretty high. They will need to push it or truck it down to the river. Knowing this area as well as I do, schools will be closed for a few days and most businesses will be closed as well. I think for safety reasons it's a good idea to stay home unless absolutely necessary to go out. I don't mind cabin fever as perhaps it's an excuse to get some paperwork done..LOL! . What do you do to combat cabin fever?
I had a great first week of dog walking. It definitely had me walk a few more steps than normal during my day. The other day as I walked a dog in the wooded area I saw three deer. They just looked at me and I looked at them. The dog never moved toward them which I thought was great. The deer ran a few feet into the woods and watched us on our walk. If I had thought about it I would have grabbed a picture with my phone. I am glad that most dogs love me for some reason, but I do have one that it is slow going. He is afraid of everything and barks constantly. We can usually play ball. On the second day I got him to at least get close to me and out into the backyard. I still can't put a leash on him to go for a walk, but at least we are making progress.
Over the past couple of weeks I finished reading: (1) "EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON" by Mira Kirshenbaum. It's about finding the true meaning of events in our lives. Very interesting to say the least. (2) "AND DRINK I DID" by Jay Keefe. It's his story of alcoholism and growing through recovery. Very well written with honesty. What are you reading?
I have also watched a couple of movies including: St. Vincent with Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. I won't say it was hilarious, but was not bad. Calendar Girls with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. I really enjoyed this - funny and sentimental. The 100 Foot Journey with Helen Mirren and Om Puri. I really enjoyed this movie as well. (It was time to move away from Hallmark Holiday movies...LOL!)
I must admit every time I look out my window this morning I am so enthralled that I get distracted. Have you ever been distracted to the point of disruption?
I am going to leave it here for today. I hope you have a good week. Please be safe if you are in a storm area. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" J. B. Priestley
"Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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