Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Snowy Start to 2008

So this is what I woke up to this morning. See this little chair, I am suppose to be sitting in the sun soaking up sunshine in it, might not be a good idea to do that today. :-)
Here's a shot of my neighbor's yard. It's also windy and cold and think of the three most dreaded words in the history of man, "wind chill factor" (horrible, ugly words). The high today will be something like 24 degrees and the low will be 9 degrees.
And this is where God really intended me to be today. LOL I know, some of you really love this snowy weather and I don't remember when my dislike of it started. I think it was somewhere in the early 1990's when I was driving an Aerostar minivan in the winter and taking the kids all over the place. That car was the worst car ever made to drive in the snow. I live in a part of Cincy that is really hilly and that little minivan would be all over the road, even just stopping at a red light would make the thing slide. I remember one day parking the minivan at the top of our hilly driveway in the snow and looking out the window later in the day and it was in the neighbor's (second photo) yard. The emergency brake was on, it had just rolled down the hill and stopped in their yard. I was so thankful no little ones were out or other cars were coming down the street at the time. My little car that I have now has a feature on it that says snow driving, I haven't tried it yet because I've just had this car since last Spring but since I don't need to go anywhere today I'll just wait to test it. Sometimes it's nice to work from home. Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's. We stayed in and grilled out and were asleep early. Here's something I found in my little devotional book to start the New Year off.

~Therefore I live for today~

~Certain of finding a sunrise~

~Guidance and strength for the way~

~Power for each moment of weakness~

~Hope for each moment of pain~

~Comfort for every sorrow~

~Sunshine and joy after the rain~



Anonymous said...

I am taking 12 girls snow tubing today. I thought it was cool that it had snowed and they can go on the real stuff!! Stay warm. We will need to bundle out there today.


Kari & Kijsa said...

Oooooh- to have our toes in that warm sand too! We are chilly 14 degrees and snow flurries here! But it is beautiful!!

Wanted to wish you a wonderful, prosperous, safe and healthy New Year! Here is to a fabulous 2008!

kari & kijsa

Christine of Epiphany said...

Yeah, you're right, this snow is pretty, but a bite to drive in!

justabeachkat said...

Wow...I love snow for one day...great to stay in with a fireplace, a cup of something hot to drink, a comfy chair and a good book with a pot of soup or chili cooking on the stove. But after one day, I want my beach back. Speaking of the beach, is that "my" beach in your photo? Kinda looks like it.

Stay warm.

(I love your new look!)

Mary Isabella said...

I loooove the banner and the little red Sooooooooooo sweet. Mary

Rick said...

I agree - from the look of things staying in doors with a good book might be better - boy that looks cold.

I'm having a little give-away on my blog my self. No gmicks, just my way of celebrating one year of blogging. Please come over and sign up.

cityfarmer said...

One of my favorite birds is the cardinal...they mate for life ya know???

Hope you have a healthy and prosperous year...thank you for being my new friend

Happy New Year

Kellan said...

I love the picture of the snow and I also love the picture of the beach - either one would make me happy! TAke care. Kellan

Sandi McBride said...

It all looks beautiful to me...I think the snow hate begins with the first twinge of arthritis...or the third...not sure which. I love to play in it for about five minutes then that's enough! Just keep warm and snuggly Joan...stay inside with a good book and a cuppa tea

Karolee said...

I hate, hate, hate winter driving. I have been in the ditch too many times - and now I live where ditches aren't called ditches anymore - they are called cliffs and ravines!

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