Wednesday, February 02, 2011

More Winter(?)

Well, we've only gotten around four inches of snow, just a tad of freezing rain and see this photo? That's our sweet neighbor, Gary, snow-blowing our driveway for us. Each winter he and our other neighbor, Rich, come over a couple times to help us like that. Ahh, country neighbors! What a blessing.

And it's kinda funny but all year long we keep 'thank-you signs' taped to the back of our hoosier cabinet so we can whip them out on winter days like this when Gary or Rich come to save the day:

We stand at the window, point to the signs and wave our thanks. :)

But darn that Punxsutawney Phil anyway!

Heh. I believe he saw his shadow last year, too,*** and yet around my house we had the earliest spring I ever recall in all our 17 years here. So I'll not hand over my hope to some furry gopher-like creature or to weather people who love to depress us. Why give away our hope to anyone?

Stay warm. Be safe. And keep your chin up. I did begin feeling some 'will winter never end?' desperation stuff this morning, but I'm trying not to go there, for once in, it's awfully hard to crawl back out before Springtime.

Anyone know what I mean?


*** The funny thing is--I've seen two films of Punxsutawney Phil saying two different things!

Here he says more winter (though the headline reads otherwise).

Here he says spring comes sooner.



"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." ... 2 Corinthians 4:18


Anonymous said...

A wonderful day to stay inside and bake cookies. Maybe take some to your sweet neighbor.
It is 13 below zero, here, and I am definitely not going outside. I think I will bake cookies!
Stay warm.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hooray for good neighbors!!!

And please Debra, go find some old fashioned Valentine pictures and post them. Quickly... Before the *dreaded* "Will-Winter-Never-End?" mode comes in to land. Hurry....

To find old fashioned Valentine things, just click on any of my click-able links, which I put under all the pics I post. Which are not my own photos, of course.




I remember what it's like when that "Will Winter Ever End?" mode hits. Yish... And I'm trying hard, to avoid it. Well, until March anyway. ,-)

Tap those computer keys and get yourself some perky, happy, old fashioned Valentine *Yumminess*! :-)

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Unknown said...

So far we are continuing to dodge the bullet of cold storms, actually it quite pleasant outside here today and is kind of scary this time of the year. I'll take the good days as long as they come.
Stay warm and safe.

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