Yesterday was one of those magical days when it snows and snows and snows and it is so beautiful and peaceful. I sat in my office in Pilcher Park Nature Center and watched it snow. It was so beautiful. The park was empty with only a couple of staff and me there.
I got home around 5:00 and my dogs ran out to greet me. They LOVED the snow too. They were running and playing like puppies in the snow.
It reminded me of a snow a few years ago when my grandson and I were outside making snow angels and my dog ( DOG-DOG …….really his name) came out and made snow angels with us.
It was Friday night and I was supposed to go out with a girlfriend. Fortunately for me she is as adventurous as I am and she still wanted to go in the middle of a snowstorm. We braved the weather to go have some margaritas. By ten o’clock it had stopped snowing and all that was left was a beautiful peacful snow covered world. Today it is getting warmer and by tomorrow it is supposed to be FORTY degrees and raining! I told my husband to forget about shoveling (he still thinks I am crazy for saying this) because it is going to melt tomorrow! For today I think I need to go take a walk in the snow.
I will write more tomorrow when I am trapped inside in the rain and cold.
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Last night the news folks told us it was gonna snow. And? It is Illinois and it is January! So? WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: snowfall 6-8 inches! AND? It is Illinois and it is January. This went on for hours and hours. Me? I am sitting in my office cheering every snowflake. BEAUTIFUL, peaceful, awesome snow. And all I could do was say Thank YOU. Thank you God, Thank YOU Universe, Thank YOU!
I am happy. My dogs are thrilled. And the snow plow guys who haven’t made any money this year are thrilled. It should be snowing now. It should be covering this part of the world. The old timers will tell you about stories of sleddng and skating on the creek (which doesn’t freeze anymore) I can’t help but be grateful for this day. Here in Illinois, in the snow and at peace . Thank YOU.
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