Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last years ice storm!!!  Isn't it beautiful?

There's just something about a crystal tree branch.

That's our driveway.............!
Got up this morning to 5" of new snow and a coating of ice on everything.  Since I was rushing around trying to get ready for work, I failed to get pictures.  So...........I decided to dig up these from last year.

This is a close up of our lilac bush, it was
spectacular with all the ice on it.

Needless to say, we didn't go anywhere for awhile.

I've been busy baking cookies, knitting gifts and trying to get my shopping done lately, so haven't had a lot of time to post to my blog.  I'm sure everyone is caught up in the holiday bustle also, but it's nice to visit my blog community and enjoy the everyday happenings of my cyber pals.
My husband and I decided to buy gifts for the giving trees, Toys for Tots and Homeless Coalition this year in lieu of gifts for each other and it's been a wonderful experience.  Wednesday night Mike will be delivering baskets with the Fore Fathers, and I will be busy assembling gift boxes for the postman, our neighbor and a few people that really make our lives easier with their extra efforts throughout the year.  I do love shopping for the little kids in our family, but the simple act of giving to someone that isn't as fortunate as us, is enough to make me all warm and fuzzy.   I love the "pay it forward" concept...............
There are so many unsung heroes in our city of 10,000, and I guess I forget how many people just give and give of themselves,  356 days a year.  I need to remember that there's a need all year, and not just at Christmas.
I must be getting old..........all this quiet reflection seems to be something you do when you've become old and wise.  (ok, wiser)  Or, maybe it's because I woke up at 4 am and laid there with my mind racing. (grin)
Enough of my rambling, lots of things to do.
TaTa for now

1 comment:

  1. looking just how cold it is there...I will stop my welsh moaning!


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