Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's official. As of today, January 28, 2009, I am sick of winter.

Phooey! We've not seen our lawn for months and this deep-freeze is weeks deep and snow has fallen all day long and I'm longiiiiiing for our first ever Spring on the farm and to be awakened by the sun (oh, how I'm missing that).... But yes, I am thankful that it's not the ice which other states have gotten. Ice is worse, I realize that. (Freezing rain unravels me.)

Sigh. Complaining, though, will only make this winter feel longer than it already does. I need to switch to Thankful Gear. One easy thanks? Our neighbor trudged over here twice today with his snow blower to clear our long driveway. Bless him. (I say little prayers for him whenever he's out there.)

So what remains is for me to pull up the ol' boot straps and think of more projects and ask for more grace to complete them. And while I'm there, to ask for more creativity and inspiration and gumption. After all, it's only January and where we live, Spring does not come early.


"You have not because you ask not..."


Nancy said...

That neighbor is a "saint". Makes me shiver just to look at him in the photo.

Patty H. said...

I'm sorry you are getting tired of it. But it's beautiful!! We havent' had but just a dusting here in western NC. We used to get at least one good snow like this every winter.

What a good neighbor you have.

Jan said...

You're right. Spring doesn't come early but its in less than 90 days now! We're expecting 18 inches or so but better than the 20 below zero temps we've been having. (It can't snow when its that cold!)

Saija said...

neighbours make a world of difference! blessings on him for sure ...

your pictures are pretty ... :o)... and like you, i dream of green grass and budding trees ... even mud puddles ... *laughing* ...

Donetta said...

You Can do it hang in there. Back something with tart apple and oatmeal topping. Or look through your clothing for any mending to be done. Look at your spring summer clothing too.
Now a nice warm bath, pedicure manicure salt scrub, of olive oil and sea salt for your legs and arms.

Wow makes me think of me. It would be a nice thing to do after this long stint. I have being going for 38 hours with only 3 1/2 hours sleep.

oma aka meme said...

SPRING IS COMING-we must all tell ourselves this daily-
the snow will help make our grass green--we can make snow angels-if we are not too old to cry out--I HAVE FALLEN AND CAN'T GET UP--LOL

AND remember to never eat yellow snow

hope I cheered you up--hugs from Meme who is trying to be patient with winter

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-giggles- You beat me to the "Phoooooooooooie" stage.

But I'm not far behind you!

Aunt Amelia
"Shut in from all the world without,
We sat the clean-winged hearth about." ~~John Greenleaf Whittier, "Snowbound"