Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

For Today...Wednesday, January 9, 2011

Outside my window...snow, snow, and more snow. No idea how much – probably somewhere between four and six inches at this point. It’s been coming down since right around 9:00 this morning (it’s 1:45 now).

I am thinking...about how much I have loved having something closer to a “real” winter this year.

I am thankful for...the fact that our lifestyle allows us to continue on without interruption even when the weather is bad.

I am wearing...jeans, olive green knit top, fuzzy green house slippers (yes, they clash with the top)

I am creating...nothing. How can I be creating nothing? I think I need to get busy!

I am remembering...the winter of 1992, the huge snow we had in Jordan that year, and the lasting effects of it.

I am going...nowhere. Doug had problems sliding on the road the three blocks between here and church. I think that’s reason enough to stay home!

I am reading...Girl Talk with God by Susie Shellenberger, The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy

I am hoping...we can enjoy this snowstorm without losing power. It’s the “lovely” wet snow Arkansas is accustomed to instead of that wonderful dry snow we’ve been getting more of lately. Wet snow is just not as nice to trees and power lines.

I am hearing...the hum of my computer amid the quiet of the rest of the house. Birds in the distance – probably geese.

On my mind...trust – and how hard it can be.

From the learning rooms...the beginning of the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; static electricity and magnetism.

Noticing that...it’s getting chillier in the house. Might need to check the thermostat.

From the kitchen...beef stew and cornbread. Perfect for a snowy day!

Around the house...falling behind on a bit of housework. Need to get back on top of it.

One of my favorite things...winter, and especially snowy winters.

A few plans for the rest of the week...stay warm & enjoy the snow.

A picture worth sharing...the versatility of the wagon – at least until this spring when it goes outside!

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2 comments:

Choate Family said...

Oh, how nice it would be to share the cold and the beef stew and school with you :-)

Ann said...

Oh how much I would love that too!!!