Monday, December 24, 2007

Holiday Blessing

So I can't say that I was planning on writing a blog on Christmas Eve wishing you all a happy holiday season, but I came across this blessing by chance (and I'm guessing that it's fairly well known), but I liked it so much that I decided to share it. Enjoy and know that it comes from my deepest and warmest wishes for each of you not only now when holiday greetings are so abundant, but always throughout the year. Maybe you should come back to this post in the middle of July when you need a mid-year pick-me-up blessing. :-)

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
-Irish Blessing

Saturday, December 15, 2007

What a gip...

So it's supposed to snow here. (Or as the weather man said last night..."I've only talked about blizzard-like conditions once before. This may be the second time...") It's really supposed to snow here. From every brightly colored map and NEWS FLASH weather update, we're in the heaviest part of it's-really-supposed-to-snow-here.

Because I was frantically warned last night at 11:00 (whoo hoo! I stayed up late on a Friday night! But It's a Wonderful Life was on, and I couldn't turn that one down. I think that that was the first time that I actually teared up while watching it.) that snow was IMMINENT and COMING and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PROVISIONS RIGHT NOW by the aforementioned weather man, I begrudgingly grabbed Ben and also begrudgingly went to the store. My master plan was to go this morning before the snow came. But with life as we know it ready to end much earlier than I had expected it, I thought that drastic measures must be taken. Less than $30 and approximately one hour later, I felt safer and ready for bed (but by midnight, I was definitely hungry again) since I knew that I could wake up this morning with one dozen eggs and milk in the refrigerator. If nothing else, breakfast would happen in the morning.

And then it didn't snow...kind of. It has a little throughout the day, but seriously, we have yet to receive even one inch of accumulation let alone the 10-17 inches (when have I ever seen 17 inches all at one time here?) that were being called for. BUT IT'S STILL the weather man says. What it means is that I spent alllll day (basically) at home and tomorrow is going to be another alllll day at home and maybe Monday and seriously, I could have spread my out of the house time out a little bit if I had known that I wasn't going to be snowed in by 10 am and I'm feeling gipped.

At least the birds can still get to their food. All is well. Enjoy your snow.

"Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation." --Kim Hubbard (apparantly this should be ammended to say that nine out of ten people would have trouble thinking of something to write in their blog, too...)