Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let It Snow~Let It Snow~

There were big promises of snow for yesterday.  It was predicted that the same storm that was hitting the middle Eastern states was heading up to coast to us.  We watched the weather reports with anticipation, trying to prepare for what was ahead.  The weathermen predicted it would start early in the morning.  The schools were cancelled the night before.  We woke up and ran to the windows.  What did we see~nothing.  It wasn't snowing at all.  

By 10 am the flurries began but at this hour they had predicted 1 to 2 per hour.  We waited and watched.  It was coming down but not nearly what they had thought.  We were ok with that.  The kids and I worked on school work and finished early.  Hubby did not come home for lunch as he usually does because we thought the driving would be difficult.  But at 12 o'clock we had just a little over an inch covering the ground.  
His employers were undecided at what to do.  The state was asking employers to stagger dismissal times for ease in cleaning the roads.  By 2;30 hubby came home.  It was getting heavier at this time and did look like a promising storm was here.

It was a good day to sit by the fire with a pot of tea and stay warm and snuggled.

A good day to put a loaf of bread in the oven to bake.

But I was too busy dreaming.  Dreaming of spring~our garden~and gorgeous flowers to brighten my day.

Dreaming of sunny afternoons~bike rides and walks.
We did get some snuggle time in.  Watched some tv and I brought out my Rodale garden book and started to plan my garden.  The total accumulation was only about 7 inches.  Much less than the 10-15 inches that were predicted.  We enjoyed having hubby home in the afternoon with us.  Late in the evening he went out to shovel and prepare for the morning.  A sweet day together. 


Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Ruth,

I got about 2 inches yesterday and last night but it's all but gone today with the temp going up to 40. It was those really large snowflakes..just beautiful and enjoyable to watch come down. :0)

My Thomas has been laid off...he will be home this Saturday for good unless some short term work comes up (as we hope)'s just so unnerving and frustrating the way that people are being treated these days.

On the bright side it will be nice to live everyday with my husband! :0) And he needs a rest! He turned 63 the end of you know had already retired now we are like most in wondering what this year holds for us (financially).

We are fortunate to at least have found our home when we did. If all of this had happened at our other location we would need to be medicated..haha :0)

Life's a journey...

I do hope your days are becoming easier considering the tragic loss before Christmas. I think of you often and wanted to drop by to catch up and say Hello.


Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

is that a tea pot warmer? i love it! did you make it? love the flowers & their skinny stems-very cool!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Such pretty photos! Love the one with the bells!

gwengoods said...

We are supposed to get an 1" tomorrow, which is a lot for Atlanta and is will be our second snow. Any snow is fun.

patty said...

what a wonderful way to spend a day 'honkered down'! love the way you wrote this post! and especially love the photo with snow on the bells!

thought of you this week while i knitted with some misti alpaca! finished a scarf, and it was yummy yarn to work with! :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I'm jealous....Your day sounds wonderful. I love that tea cozy. It's adorable.

Just be happy! said...

mmmmm that bread.... mmmmm

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Oh I am dreaming of those beautiful flowers too. We're in the midwest and have gotten a lot more snow than this area is used to...but I prefer it over an ice storm!

Sheryl-lyn said...

We had that same storm last week. Only a few inches more than you got, but it was so nice to be home too. I am on vacation this week, so am getting a lot of sewing done, which is a dream! Enjoy your week!

Rebekah Williams said...

Your tea cozy is darling!!

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