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

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A visit from the Old Man


Old Man Winter, that is.

Winds howl, snow gusts and flakes fall in torrents all morning. Then the gray, frigid skies take a break while they admire their handiwork....clean, unadulterated white. Everywhere. The skies rest and I know they are not done, merely gearing up for the grand finale. Sleet, in all her sleek glory will come to the party too and they will dance the night away together. Inches and inches of their twirls are expected.


And so it is~ we are officially snowed in.

But wood is piled high in the basement, a water supply is at the ready and oil lamps are filled (just in case) while wood crackles warmth.


Plenty of quilts and afghans atop flannel sheets, the pantry is well stocked and warm soup is simmering. Creamy Zucchini. From those long ago summer days of "please not another zucchini!" shredded, packed and frozen for just such a storm...


And of course, me surrounded by some of my most favorite people


and ample choices of quiet fun for a snowy evening.

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

I'm jealous of your fire. We lost our place to cut wood (when my brother started heating his house with wood), and only have a tiny bit, which we are saving for an emergancy power outage.

We've snow too, lashings of it, and sleet, and freezing rain... To cold to go out, much to my kidlets dismay.

Stay warm!

Nanci said...

I love your word pictures.

Terri said...

We are getting hit with it today into tomorrow night. I feel like I live in an igloo!

Mr. G's Mrs. G said...

Us too...but we're taking a break from soup for a night or so. ;) It's been on the menu quite often lately. :0)

Full of Grace said...

Seriously Rebecca, looking at that skin photo of Judah gave me HUGE CHILLS!!! I had to look at the fire picture to make me feel warm again :) Glad you are cozy :)

...they call me mommy... said...

No WAY! Old Man Winter is HERE! :P ;) We are in the middle of a doozy! :) We have had about a foot already! :) Love the pictures! :)

Sheila said...

The storm barely knicked us, only about 5 inches of snow and 2 -3 foot snow drifts. No ice, no sleet, and today, sunshiny blue skies! I am almost jealous of your snow day...We had one a month or so ago and it was the best weekend I can remember in a LONG time (pics on my blog!)
Thanks for sharing...stay safe!

Molly Ellen said...

We aren't getting any sow or rain! which is amazing or the northwest. We have had beautiful crisp clear cold sunny days out here

Leah said...

I wish, wish, WISH we could get snow like that here! Just once!! (Okay, maybe twice?)