A Cold Winter's Day
Winter at 18 degrees in West Texas today, a cold front moved in yesterday bringing rain that froze as it hit the ground, creating chaos on the highways, and hundreds of accidents. Our law firm had planned to be open until noon, thankfully saner heads prevailed and they decided not to open. The roads are slick with ice and there is almost no traffic on the usually busy highway out here. I am content to snuggle with the furkids and watch winter from the window.
The good thing about living here is knowing that it will begin to warm up by Friday and by Sunday we will be back in the 50's for the week ahead. I can handle a few days of winter cold each year, it serves to remind me of why I don't live in South Dakota, even though it is still my home and always will be. I wish it would snow a lot more, since I don't have to be out and about in it, but the frosted ice on everything looks pretty too. My poor little globe willow isn't so thrilled about the ice coat though, bending its slender branches to the ground. It is sturdy though, and will come thru just fine.
We didn't plan to go out partying for New Years Eve, we are long past the years of finding that fun. Instead, we will be curled up under lap quilts with cats a cocoa to see the new year in on TV... and then head sleepily off to bed. :-)
My parting thought for this year, is as always... "I survived another one, hallelujah!" One foot in front of the other, one day at a time, we journey into the next to see what it will be. I wish you all love and laughter and blessings in abundance, remember to love each other as we travel on together. I thank you for your friendship here, on Facebook, and in the bigger world of "real life" too, in getting to know and care about so many wonderful people my life has truly blessed beyond measure! Happy New Year!