What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow day.

I have been quietly relieved, as I would visit blogs and see photos of blizzard/snow-burying conditions, with our bits of frozen brown earth and grayish grass remnants. I tried to bury my own feelings of impending dread, knowing that it would eventually head our way.

It has.

The sky has been blowing the tiny, steady flashes of white since last night with no plans to stop anytime soon. Steady, small flakes always get you worried.

It sure is pretty~ I'll give it that much...but let's just say I was ready for spring LAST month, so it had better not expect any welcome party.

Thankfully, the day before the storm, I was able to get out into the fresh air for a while. I went on a walk~ a blessedly fresh, bright, and not-too-freezing walk with the childer. I can't tell you how wonderful it felt.

Except, of course, when the children played hide and seek and Corynn's FABULOUS hiding spot was a burdock patch. (Hello?!? Have I taught you nothing?!?) She's been getting into all sorts of pickles lately. Some more painful than others. (I won't even tell you about the recent hammer "incident".) It was a good spot, I'll give her that---except that when she was found I had to pull upwards of 15 burdocks out of her gnarled, tangly hair. I honestly thought I might have to cut it....here was just one side:

But we all enjoyed our time outside. I become a recluse in winter and since my children are my shadows, it unfortunately rubs out on them. Even if they may not want it to.

Now that there is three or four inches on the ground and only more still falling, the only strolls we are taking are around the house~which incidently, Adele' enjoys just as much. (I got rid of a dolly stroller long ago because~why? when you can have the real thing?!)

Especially when it is JUST about time for her droopy lids to close for a nap and her fingers are pleasantly warm and supple, her hand comfortably behind her head and Corynn tips the stroller up to be like a "pram"...who can resist it then?

So thankful for a place out of the snow, a stocked cupboard and no place to go.

Makes the snow almost enjoyable. *almost*


Bonnie said...

We have at least 2 feet, and more falling. I was watching the weather this A M, and it looks like this skims just south of you. So much for my daffodils.
And grocery shopping tomorrow.

We tried going out last saturday, but the snow is just to deep. The children can't walk, and it was a struggle for me, and even B. though I doubt he would admit it. Lots of scared crying.

So we are inside. Not doing school, but writing birthday and VERY belated Christmas thank-you's.
And its cozy.

Poor Corynn!

Nanci said...

This storm was a really strange one. You would think up there north of us, you would be buried in snow. The six inches that fell here today gives us a grand total of 20". South of us in Maryland, where Greta's sister lives, it had accumulated over 30" on Saturday. Doesn't this all seem a little backwards to you?

Our problem today is high winds and white-outs. You get a petition started for an early spring, and I'll gladly sign it (maybe twice). LOL

Donna said...

I live on the NC coast. (right where NC & SC join at the ocean) It is cold and windy here now, but not a drop of the white stuff.

I have been reading your blog for about a year and 1/2. I enjoy it so much and it reminds me of my time with the children (5 of em) at home. I homeschooled and had a home much like yours.

Our kids are grown and married and on their own and we moved to the beach. We love it but still miss the "good old days".

Blessings to you, Donna

Tiffany said...

Your first photo is breath taking - even if it is snowy. {wink} I actually love snow and love being snowed-in with my family. We have actually not gotten a whole lot this year.

Mrs. Bowen said...

I love the photos of Adele sucking her fingers. That's exactly what my brother did :)

Wendy said...

I had to go back to the photo of Adele and just STARE at it! She is SO beautiful! The fingers in the mouth are so precious, and I can see the lovely brown around her pupils...she is BEAUTIFUL!

Mom2fur said...

We got 14 inches yesterday. It was not officially a blizzard (I think you need sustained high winds for that), but IMHO, it was blizzardy enough! Today the sun is shining and everything looks so pretty. I only wish I didn't have to go to work tonight but a)it's less than a mile away and b)my husband will drive me, anyway.
I can't believe how big the baby is getting! All the kids are so cute, funny-stuff-in-hair and all!

Kim said...

Enjoy the snow! We normally have 2 feet or more this time of year. But had a big thaw a few weeks ago. I think there is 6 inches outside now...most of we got the other day.

Wendy said...

I was just thinking...isnt it such a crazy feeling to think that Adele is going to be a "big sister?" that is something that always strikes me in awe. Just thinking.