There Was Calm Before The Storm ~ Early Morning Thoughts

In short ~ It doesn’t rain but it pours!

In longer:

Today was to be a delightful, warm and sunny day. A day of relaxing, regrouping, and building back up to face the week.

Tonight in the space of two hours ~ Three major events, one very personal, one personal and one involving two very dear friends rolled across the horizon and opened up and the “quality of mercy” didn’t drop as gentle rain – but in great big lumps!

I’m still dealing with two of the events, and I’ll explain them tomorrow. I can say, however, thank heavens I had the day …

Let it snow, let it snow, STOP THE SNOW!!!!

A dear friend “sunshine” and her husband awoke to these pictures yesterday morning at 7:30am!

I have two clips for anyone surrounded with snow and ice…I can’t make it go away, but hopefully, I can provide a light moment in the middle of shoveling!!!

Here’s a poem from that really touched me!!
by Louis Jenkins

Unlike the Eskimos we only have one word for snow but we have a lot of modifiers for that word. There is too much snow, which, unlike rain, does not immediately run off. It falls and stays for months. Someone wished for this snow. Someone got a deal, five cents on the dollar, and spent the entire family fortune. It’s the simple solution, it covers everything. We are never satisfied with the arrangement of the snow so we spend hours moving the snow from one place to another. Too much snow. I box it up and send it to family and friends. I send a big box to my cousin in California. I send a small box to my mother. She writes “Don’t send so much. I’m all alone now. I’ll never be able to use so much.” To you I send a single snowflake, beautiful, complex and delicate; different from all the others.

I’ll do windows, but I won’t shovel it!!

I’ll make hot chocolate, but I won’t help you clean off your car!!!!