Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Right at home...




Arriving on the front porch this morning like a long, lost cousin with suitcase in tow, winter's snow greeted me as I performed my morning ritual. Even before I plug in the coffee, I look outside through the tall, narrow window to the left of the front door. Flipping on the porch light, I take in the temperature, the wind according the flag which is staked to the railing, and of course, the prevailing weather. Rain? Snow? Stars and therefore clear? This morning, one inch of snow and snowing heavily.

Throughout the day, the flakes continued to shower down. I am reminded of the character on Third Rock From the Sun who uttered, upon seeing snow for the first time, "Oh no! Albino brain chiggers!"

I felt like a million bucks all day. Made chocolate chip cookies with liberal amounts of walnuts from the bags of cracked nuts our neighbor Esther brought over the other day.
And watched the snow fall. And loved every minute of it. I took Quincy out for two walks, the latest one we waded through six inches of new, heavy snow. He's mostly Dachshund and had to do porpoise-like leaps in order to navigate his way through. He's come a long ways, our little California doggie who never saw snow in all of his six years until this winter. At first, he wouldn't budge off the dry spot on the porch. Now, with joyful abandon, he finds snow a lot to his liking.

5 comments:

Kelli said...

I got your comment on my blog and had to respond. I was in the store yesterday prior to reading your comment and they had a huge display of applesauce on sale. I never by applesauce. My kids aren't that crazy about it and neither am I, but for some reason I thought I should have my kids try it again. I bought it impulsively, then read your comment when I got home. I was a bit doubtful it would work for me because my issue is way down in the esophagus, not at the back of the throat. But today I dished some out for myself at lunch time and set it aside. The last bite of my meal got stuck and I could tell it was stuck good. I spied the applesauce on counter, took a deep breath and forced a swallow down. I can't believe it worked. (How does it work and the water I chug doesn't?) I am going to keep some applesauce near me when I eat and I HOPE it still works everytime and not just today. Thanks for the suggestion!!

Zipperhead said...

Love the pics! I about choked seeing the albino brain chiggers comment--I have been calling it that ever since that episode come on, but no one else I know ever knows what I'm talking about! LMBO! GMTA (or injured ones anyway)!

Roz said...

Beautiful place . But you know me and the snow . Go Razorbacks . TAKE CARE .

chiari Mama said...
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Dom said...

It looks so nice there and makes me miss the snow back east, where I grew up. Got your blog spot from Chuck and Laurene. You have been on my mind and in my prayers. We have a blog spot also (interestingly, same template),check it out.