Friday, February 8, 2013


Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(Scene from our last storm)

Hip Hip Hooray.  It's Friday, and I took a vacation day, a 'real' vacation day, not one where I have to run to see a doctor or go for some medical test.  This day is MINE. The whole weekend is mine.  No cooking.  No shopping.  Just me in my jammies for three days.  And, I will finally be able to sit in my rocker, by the window, and watch a snowfall.  

Actually, I decided to ask for the day when I heard the weather report.  I don't get around too well in this kind of weather anymore.  And, I am afraid of slipping and falling.  That could put me out of commission for who knows how long.  Used to laugh when I slipped and fell in the snow.  It is not so funny to me anymore.

Last night coming home from work it was obvious a storm was on its way. The air was cold, crisp and there was that heaviness in the air, and even though the streets were crowded with cars and people surrounded me there was that muffled silence that signifies that snow will soon be here.  Hubby and I are well prepared. He was due to pick up his meds tomorrow, but I chased him out this morning to get them.  Last week was a cooking weekend so we have plenty of food. All we need is a few snacks.  I know this may sound silly, but I really had the urge for ice cream. 

I always have plenty of candles on hand so that is not an issue and flashlights, batteries, water and other supplies we had in place for Superstorm Sandy and didn't need. My Kindle and phone have both been fully charged. My only fear of is loss of power and connection with the outside world. They say it is going to be a rough one, beautiful, but rough. Prepare my friends.  All in the line of the storm, please be sure to be prepared.

O the snow, the beautiful snow,
Filling the sky and earth below;
Over the house-tops, over the street,
Over the heads of the people you meet,
Dancing, flirting, skimming along.
James W. Watson

Please, everyone, be safe.  See you all on Monday.


  1. All the hatches have been batted down.
    Like yourself, my only worry is losing power.
    Then..I go beyond my own little world and think of people with weddings, in labor, sick and in need of an ER visit,alone, and the like and empathize with them.
    May this storm be kind to one and all.

  2. That's right, falling is a big deal as we age. I worry about it too.

  3. I'm glad that you'll be able to have a cozy weekend Mary, you deserve it. Good books to read and some nice tea? Sounds perfect to me.

  4. Glad your staying in this weekend. Weather channel is giving all the way from mild to severe weather for this storm. Better safe than sorry. X.

  5. BE SAFE!!!

    Glad this is a totally free weekend. Purrrfect.

    If you have the inclination, you could follow the live weather blog... On the storm progress... Here.... If you wish.

    Enjoy your free weekend!!!!!!!!!

  6. Good luck Mary. Hope the power stays on!! Our area is not in the line of this blizzard, but we are getting hit with our usual lake-effect snow. So lots of snow coming down, but no wind, thankfully. Wishing everyone in the path a safe haven!

  7. Hello Mary....haven't been by as of late..haven't been doing much blogging. But as I was reading a few of your recent appears you have some things on your mind. I, too, miss old friends who have passed from my life....but someone said even when gone...they always remain in your heart. As for the weather......stay warm and cozy....I think you have reached the age where taking care of yourself is a PRIORITY. Sorry you guys have had so much miserable weather as of late....first was the hurricane and now this. I read somewhere where many people are still without heat in the city....oh my....I can't imagine.

    Hugs to you sweet friend,


  8. It sounds like you have the weather under control. Love the idea of staying in your jammies the weekend reading and have snacks. What more could you ask for? Stay warm and cozy my friend!]

    Wishing you a tranquil weekend!

  9. I truly feel it's good to have leisure time for oneself. Enjoy my friend.