No. Not this kind!
We are in the midst of our first real snow storm up here in northern Michigan and I am lovin' it! I braved the whipping winds and blowing snow to get this shot this morning out my back porch and since then the winds have increased and the snow is still coming down. At some point this afternoon they're expecting 2 inches an hour! I LOVE IT!
It's a heavy, wet snowfall. Perfect for making snowmen and having snowball fights! I expect to see lots of kiddies rolling big balls of this magical white concoction we know as snow and see lots of sleds heading down the hills, scarves billowing in the winds while snowflakes kiss their precious lit'l faces. And I love listening to their laughter, well, until that first snowball hits one of them in the face but they're quick to recover. I think all kids learn that crying outside in the winter is never a good idea, sorta' like touching your tongue to the metal fence post - not that I would know about that.. It was my brother, not me!
This month has been such a roller coaster of emotions for me. Here at home it has been all about the decorating and baking and shopping and wrapping. The anticipation of seeing loved ones, hoping flights don't get canceled, that roads are safe to travel. And then without warning, right in the middle of a perfectly normal December, evil ascends upon the sleepy little town of Newtown, CT and we will never be the same again.. The Sandy Hook shooting is a cloud of sadness I don't expect to lift any time soon. My heart will forever ache for those parents and lit'l ones, the teachers and first responders and they will forever be in my prayers.
With Christmas literally right around the corner and one more amazing surprise to grace my December, I will take this time to wish all of you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years. I hope that Santa brings you everything on your wish list and may your New Year bring you much love, peace, health and prosperity.
I'm signing off until the New Year - If we're still here after tomorrow - and I leave you with the words of "Tiny Tim" from 'A Christmas Carol.'
God Bless Us, Every One.