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Snow: The Farewell Tour, 2015

11 Mar

Or, an excuse to post snow pictures πŸ™‚

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Every year about this time I start to feel a little sad. Which, considering that everyone else is jumping up and down thrilled with the longer and warmer days, is just part of what makes me, me πŸ™‚

Once upon a time, I lived in Southern California. Where the weather is always Sunny and 75

Or at least it feels like it.

And, eventually, the sameness gets really…well…kinda boring! Mother Nature gave us four seasons. If you don’t like four seasons, there are plenty of places you can live where Mother Nature agrees with you.

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But,Β it was a motivating factor in my move to the Northeast – I like seasons. I like all of them really! Each one seems to come at just the right time!

Like summer. I love summer! I love going to the beach or hanging out in my backyard in the hammock. I actually have even grown to love digging in the dirt and planting things, hoping they’ll actually bear fruit (or vegetables, whatever it is I planted!)

I love spring…the smell of the hyacinth and lilac…all the yellow daffodils! The mornings and evenings where it is cool enough for a sweater but warm enough to take the convertible to work, or touring around my little state!

Fall?! Don’t even get me started! The leaves! The crisp air. The apple picking and pumpkin carving. And…knowing that the holidays are on the way bringing along, hopefully, some snow!!

But winter. Winter holds a special place in my heart.

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So when March rolls around and Spring starts to try to weasel her way in…I get a little sad. I watch the snow melt and think – every single year – that it might never snow again. And I won’t get the chance to do all the snow things I want to do, one day.

This week is that week. When the temperatures rise and the sun is out working its magic. And I know that it won’t be long before the grass is showing again. And I’ll enjoy it.

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But I’ll be waiting for the snow to come back.

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Meanwhile….I’ll always have my pictures. And memories πŸ™‚

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Where’s My Winter Wonderland??!

29 Dec

*THIS* is what I wait for every year….

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Backyard the week before Christmas

And, we’ve already had it this year — and it melted within a week.

 

A classic, sung by a classic.

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In case you were missing the white stuff….

And So it Continues….Singalong Saturday, The Winter Edition

28 Dec

Will recap my Christmas trip later today but, in case you thought that the music was ending…well, you thought wong!!

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Last winter we got this snow in ONE DAY!!!

And, on this “warm” winter day in New England it would be nice to see some flakes!

Sing! Sing A Song!!

17 Dec

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And now you have THAT in your head don’t you? I mean, if you’re old enough to actually know that song πŸ˜‰

It’s another snowy day in New England and I’ve been sitting on a conference call for the last 4 hours wishing I could be out in the snow with Phred – it’s his favorite walks to do!!

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My own personal Phred-Yeti

And even though I’m on mute, I have to be able to hear so there’s no music blasting as there usually would be.

Doesn’t mean I don’t have Christmas songs in my head!!

There are enough versions of this song out there to make anyone happy!

I do know that I’ve been an angel all year… πŸ™‚

Holiday Singalong – Day 2!!

15 Dec
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Maybe about 5-6 inches?

So last night we got a big ol’ snow storm (well, a medium ol’ snow storm anyway!). And I also got the tree up and after a VERY much delayed start to my holiday celebrating/baking/decorating I am FINALLY jumping right on it.

After shoveling out today (or, maybe I had someone do it for me…) I ran a couple of errands and now it’s time to settle in and let the smell of chocolate and butter and sugar and nuts and all kinds of other goodies take over the house for the next week.

And when I do my Christmas baking, I like to crank some really random music. Today’s selection includes:

On the “menu” for today is some quick and easy fudge, some not so quick and easy divinity (that I have been wanting to make for the last year at least!) and mixing up some cranberry noel cookies – I first made these a few years ago and they have become a favorite of mine for sure! They are most excellent with coffee any time of day!!

Today’s apron is a favorite from my college roommate –

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As you can see, I am not terribly consistent with my apron ironing…

So what do you have left to do to get ready for Christmas??!

Singalong Saturday!!!

14 Dec

And because ’tis the Season…

And of course the part that sticks in my head ALL DAY is “hey Santa (hey Santa)!” so…

We may have to do a singalong for the next 11 days! And beyond!! I have a super special one for New Year’s Eve!!

Winter is coming in early – we’re getting a snow “storm” today (I live in the 6″-8″ band)

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Thank you Darren Sweeney at NBC Connecticut for the graphic!

which will hopefully give me the motivation to FINALLY put up my beloved Christmas tree and some lights lights lights!! Also. Baking πŸ™‚

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