I just returned from my front porch where the snow total is now just above 18 inches! It is truly a winter wonderland out here on our dear old farm.
As I type, Dearest is out plowing around all the family homes (there are four out here on the farm), making sure that anyone who is brave enough can get to town a little easier. The local news has advised folks to stay home today and by the looks of all of the closures on the news report the roads should be fairly vacant.
Our dear dog, Shiloh, revels in all the snow! She bounds through drifts and nips at the snow as it flies about...she still has a little puppy left in her even though she is getting on in years. We have a very warm place during the day for her to sit and watch the world go by complete with a warm doggie sweater (which is not easy to find for a dog who is 87 pounds) and then in the evening she is put inside for the night under a cozy heat-lamp...'tis the life of Riley, as they say.
Our boys gave us a call yesterday to let us know that the college they attend was closing for the day at 2:00 and that they were home and fully stocked with food (Smarties and Dr. Pepper were mentioned and I pretended that I heard whole-grain cookies and fresh milk...smile). Boys and food...what could be better?
Even though I miss having the boys here in our home it is so much better to have them living close to campus as the road from our home would have been treacherous, if not impossible yesterday. I thanked Dearest for making such a wise decision and keeping me from undue worry...I have enough gray hair as it is!
Our Darling Girl called after her shift at the hospital and she and I both (again) gave thanks for having found a very lovely apartment within a block of the hospital...an ideal commute on a winter's day. She will have a few days off starting on Friday and we are hoping to get together and make Victorian scrap ornaments...she has the most darling ideas and I love to sit at her side and learn.
Let's see...what else...hmmm.....
Lots of reading, baking, soup-making and gathering bits and bobs to put in the children's (and Dearest's) Christmas boxes. I like to be done with the bulk of my Christmas "gathering" by the first of December, so that I may enjoy the season and not be worn to a frazzle.
Well, Dear Readers that is just about all the news from out here in the foothills of Colorado....so I will bid you farewell and go and refill my tea cup!
Yours so kindredly,
P.S. Sorry about not having any pictures, but I can't seem to load pictures right now...I will have to ask my Darling Boy about that.
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