Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Stillness

We've slipped comfortably into our school routine, and life is moving at a very slow, snail's pace.  And that's okay. Delicious, warm soups fill our bellies, and warm, snugly sheets welcome us at bedtime as we end each winter day.

We woke to some snow the other morning.  Someone found it very interesting to watch.


It did not last long, and our school district actually canceled school because of the 1" mother load.  LOL!

My kids asked why they do not get snow days.  I gently reminded them that they never have school on their birthdays.    (Ummm...the chance of having a snow day from school is rather slim down here :)

Hope you are all staying warm and snugly!

~  Patty  ~

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow. You guys must have gotten more than we did. I didn't know that some schools closed.

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    1. Charlotte, I do believe the Prosper School District over reacted a bit! LOL

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  2. One inch?! This Missouri girl is shocked! Although it's funny what constitutes as bad weather in different parts of the country. Our schools close if there is like 4 inches on the ground. But in Minnesota 4 inches is NOTHIN' and you have to go to school!

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    1. Maggie, I know! My older two girls remember the BIG snow from Illinois. Blizzard conditions and a foot of snow is the only time school was starting late...rarely a snow day when I was a child :)

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  3. Snow days, you never get them even here when there is a snowstorm. Those almost seem like the best days to school somehow. :)
    We've been smothered in back and forth temps, ice last week (couldn't even get the van up the driveway), some snow yesterday that covered the roads and made ours icky again. There goes the snowplow now past my patio door....ah, to never see one of those again in my life....would be different. lol.

    I'm finding that while I like the settling in when we spend most time at home due to the flu season around us, it's leaving for some very cranky children. I'm not just talking about the little ones. It seems that pre-teen girl, eager to grow up almost 8 yr old boy, toddler and baby on the move leave my days (and head) swimming. Hence, very tired at days end.

    How do you do it, Patty?

    Much love from about to get very cold MN!!

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    1. Hi MN!! I must say, your cabin fever days are much harder than ours! Winter isn't too terribly hard down in the south. It snowed one day, but you can usually count on warmer weather and blue, blue skies the next day. Trust me, living through a southern winter is MUCH easier than a northern one! When I lived in Illinois, I found myself depressed many days. I mean, how many shades of gray are there???!!! Hang in there!

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  4. I love this post, Patty...so cozy and comforting. Wish I could bring the kids over to play and we could share a cup of coffee...glad you got a taste of winter...and I love the shot of your sweetie watching the snow fall! : )

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  5. Such a sweet photo of little miss looking out the window! We never do snow days here either and we normally get plenty of snow ;) We will have some cold weather next week - too cold to even venture far outside.

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  6. look at that cutie pie looking with such interest at the falling snow. yes, that 1 inch of snow must have brought all the Texans to a screeching halt ! ;)

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  7. Happy New Year!!! Snow...in Texas???!!! Jealous! LOL

    Stillness...quiet...it's all good!

    Blessings,
    Val

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