Monday, December 27, 2010

So Far, So Good

Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay -
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
~Charles Kingsley

I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but so far we haven't lost power. About halfway through the night, I got so antsy about it that I went downstairs, turned the light on under the microwave and laid on the couch. Every few minutes, I'd open my eyes to see if the light was still on.

It's still snowing a bit, though and VERY windy so it's not over yet. Still, I don't think we got anywhere near as much snow as they thought we would. Predictions of up to 22" were called for, but I'd say we got only about 6 - 7" (so far). The storm is sitting over us and swirling around a bit, but I can't imagine it has another 13 - 15" in it.

DH will be bummed, though. He wanted to get pounded with snow so that he could snowmobile out of our backyard (our yard actually hooks up with a snowmobile trail on the conservation land behind us) and it doesn't look like that will happen -- at least not yet. And, considering they're calling for a warm-up next week (they're saying Saturday will be in the mid-forties!) most of this snow will go away.

In any case, here's the view from the door of my garage:

DD is already polishing her sled. We have a pretty decent hill in our backyard and she's raring to go.


Your Life's Path is Magenta

You seek novelty and a full life. You love to experience as much as possible.

You believe it's important to never get stuck in a rut. You like to break out of patterns and routines.

You are a non-conformist. You like to surround yourself with beauty, but you may have a different idea of what's beautiful.

You see the good in others, and you want everyone to do their best - including you.

That is pretty much completely wrong...



Angelina Rain said...

I’m sorry to hear about the snow. We got hit too, but not nearly as muck. How is Dakota handling the snow? Does she love it or hate it? My doggy is in snowy heaven. He gets to pounce around in the snow and when he comes home he looks like a snowman, he loves it.

Melissa McClone said...

Hope your power stays on! I'd love some snow right now.

Sounds like a very Merry Christmas. Dakota unwrapping her gift is so cute! Chaos got under the tree on Christmas Eve and unwrapped a box of Sees Victoria's Toffee. She also took a bite out of it. Silly dog. Told son that no edible gifts can go under the tree until Christmas morning!

Take care and stay warm!

Brandy said...

I wish we'd gotten more than the three inches that we received. I hope your power stays on and that y'all enjoy the snow!
I made the kitties a catnip sachet for Christmas. *g*

Your Life's Path is Indigo
You seek harmony and understanding. You want to be one with the universe.
You believe it's important to find and cultivate a purpose in your life. You can't imagine living without meaning.
You are intuitive and thoughtful. You appreciate solitude, but you also draw energy from being with others.
You are an excellent communicator. You can connect with even the most withdrawn people.

About 60% correct.

Have a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

No snow for us. Figures. *g*

Dru said...

I finally got my snow storm; now it can go away.

Your Life's Path is Turquoise

You seek balance and serenity. You are happiest when the seas you are sailing are calm.

You believe it's important to be the person you are, even if others judge or alienate you for it.

You speak directly from your heart, and you love to share your deepest thoughts, dreams, and emotions.

You are confident and self-sufficient. You have high self esteem, and you love who you are.

This is pretty accurate.