Monday, April 06, 2009

Snowfall in April

If you haven't already, please read my morning post and click on the link for Freddie's blog. The people in Italy need prayer and my brother in Christ can use your encouragement as he ministers to the hurting.

I think that which I love most about the blogging world is getting to "know" people from all over the U. S. and the world. As Lewis put it, "We read to know we are not alone". The world wide web certainly has that ability to draw us closer to each other even if we never meet face to face this side of Glory.

We awoke this morning to another round of snow on the daffodils. I was thinking how different April snows are than say... November snow. For in November, the snow appears fresh and new and we're excited about the changing season as snow settles on colorful leaves, pumpkins, and corn drying in straight rows on farms.

Sigh... April snow is looked at with disgust as it falls on Spring flowers for it is now a reminder of brutal cold, icy roads, and cabin fever. That which was at first lovely has now grown old. How fickle we are as a people. Even in March I don't complain (much) when the snow falls but by April... well, lets' just say Winter has worn out his welcome.

I drove into town with Christopher today to shop at the Aunt Millie's outlet store while he took a Trigonometry test (we are now a one car family!). I bought one loaf of cracked wheat sandwich bread, two packages of whole wheat hot dog buns, two packages of whole wheat hamburger buns, and three little packages of carrot cake... all for a little less than $5.00.

I don't know why it took me so long to take advantage of these stores. My mother used to shop the other bread store in town. I don't serve hot dogs or hamburgers often but I do like having the buns in the freezer plus I use them for other recipes (hamburger bun pizzas or garlic bread made with hot dog buns).

It's always nice when saving money is easy.

Picture: Ducks Unlimited,


scrappy quilter said...

Great deal on the buns Brenda.

I have to agree, meeting so many wonderful people from all over the world definitely is wonderful. Seeing those pictures puts it all in perspective. Our local news shows us a couple on the news, yet nothing like I seen on his blog. Truly shocking to see them. Yet I know God is there, even when we think He isn't. hugs...

Vee said...

I have not yet been shopping at the bread store, but I may be soon. We like a certain bread and we don't eat much bread so it's a challenge. I know that they do have my favorite oyster crackers there.

April snow...bah! (I hope that you folks are not sending any our way. We're getting rain and lots of it here.)

Your friend posted some very compelling photos of his community in Italy. It's all very sad, but I do hope that they feel our support in prayer and sympathy.

Sit A Spell said...

Hi...I have enjoyed my first visit here. Funny thing...growing up, my mama made garlic bread from hotdog buns...never knew anyone else did! My Dad also stopped at the "bread store" on his way home from work too. : )

I haved prayed for thoe in Italy...on my way over to his blog.

Sit A Spell said...

OH...I love dishes too...yours are lovely. I like your rooster mug on your header!

We got more than 6 inches of that wet and heavy snow today...sigh. I spent 2 hours cleaning off my bent over shrubs etc.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for the people of Italy. I hope there is something tangible we can do for them to show our love and concern.

We,too, are getting snow here in Western New York. 19 years ago I gave birth to our daughter on May 9. It snowed the day I brought her home--May 11!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Brenda, snow in Georgia in April is definitely weird. We had flurries today and it just seemed bizarre. Some people have already had some sunburning experiences. Freaky.