Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Snowed in...

We are still snowbound in the country with a combination of sleet and snow overwhelming the snowplows.  While our lights dimmed a few times, we never lost power.  I am just amazed at the great job the Rural Electric Company has done these past few years.  We used to lose power with far calmer winds.

So, how have I spent my snow days.  Well, I made cinnamon rolls yesterday and I tried a new lentil soup recipe today (and will post it on the recipe blog soon).  It was very good.  After  yesterday's work and preparation for the possibility of being without power, I spent most of today just doing necessary maintenance housework and reading.   

One Thousand Gifts arrived in the midst of the blizzard winds yesterday (FedEx is amazing), I had qualified to receive a free copy and I'm so grateful to DaySpring!  I cannot put it down, no... really, I have been carrying it around the house as I went from room to room.  It is that good... I will chat about it later.

Oh, yes!  I love Paul Stookey's Wedding Song (There is Love)... that is why it is now second on my Play List.  I don't think I've ever had so many comments about a Play List song before.  I usually just put it there before and after my August anniversary as it was sung at my wedding but I decided to enjoy it in Winter for awhile.  It has such a beautiful message.

If you come to the blog instead of reading through one of the rss feeds, you will notice I changed the Winter header.  While I love my neighbor's red barn and think it looks lovely in the snow... I needed to see green somewhere in my life.  So... I went back to my favorite header. 

I have not been to my e-mails (bad blogger!!!) and I do apologize for answering so late.  I'm beginning to feel a little better but there is still enough symptoms and fatigue that all computer time today was spent lazily reading through some favorite blogs.  Of course, I had to send out a Happy Birthday to E. as it is very much expected... and it takes about two minutes to change the header to not show snow.  ;)

Picture: The Sledding Party; allposters.com

10 comments:

Vee said...

I take it that your new header says "enough snow already." Our storm turned out to be 8.5 inches and nothing as dire as was predicted. Still, it's plenty of snow, hence my windowsill in my header. Ha! Any trick will do. Your book sounds intriguing so I'm going to hop through your widget and look it up.

matty said...

Stay in and stay warm! Snuggle Miss Victoria!

BTW, your summer header is a welcomed change!

Vee said...

Wow. Her reviews are absolutely stellar and make me want to read the book. Can't wait until you review it.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I am tired of the snow as well...Ann's blog is special she has a beautiful way with words....

I have been sick today, but one of these days soon, I am going to change my header too! Tired of winter!

Anonymous said...

I am on my second reading of Ann's fabulous book! The first time I read it, I could not put it down but knew that I would need to re-read it much more slowly to grasp all that it had to offer. I have been keeping a gratitude list since early fall and it is indeed a way of looking at my world with new eyes. She has such a way with words - speaks to my heart. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Stay warm - spring will be here someday!

Anonymous said...

I just received the book "One Thousand Gifts" also, and am reading slowly...I've read her blog for just a little bit now, but it challenges me greatly. We had the ice and wind here, but not so much snow....schools and universities closed for 2-3 days.
Cathy

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of Victoria in your header.

Shanna said...

The "Wedding Song" was also played & sung at my wedding in July 1977 by close friends of my husband. It is always a favorite, even after nearly 34 years!

Buttons said...

Hello greetings from Canada. I am looking for the big melt of snow also. Red barns are my favourite. I like your header. B

sara said...

Enjoyed stopping by your blog today!