Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's snowing


First some light snow, then heavier and colder around noon. Cleared up later, but see that storm in the distance?  That's "lake effect" heading our way.  As I write, more lake effect is coming down outside.  More waves of storms all night and tomorrow.

I must be getting old.  I find I care less and less about going out when the snow hits.  I have my snow tires on the car,  The snow shovels and ice melter are ready in the garage.  There's food in the refrigerator.  I'll be working in my home office until Friday.  I don't have to go out.  So I won't.  But I'll sit here and worry about my family members who do have to go out -- the kids and grandkids -- hoping everyone on the roads remembers to slow down.

Worry.  A complete waste of time.  If something is going to happen, it will.  Worrying in advance only drains me of much needed energy.  I'd like to know how to turn off that particular activity.

I made many stops yesterday.  Had my hair cut after work and since it was nearby, I stopped by the flooring shop and borrowed some samples of flooring to look at in my home.  Picked up a couple of bottles of wine for my luncheon on Saturday.  I'm hosting the Reel Women with a little luncheon and movie.  We'll give the old kitchen a good sendoff.

Thinking positively there, that the old kitchen is actually going to be gone.  However, I'm completely changing my mind on the design and I'm no closer to making a decision.  I won't be rushed.

Enjoy the snow, Rocky Mountain friends.  I'll try and add photos later after the snow starts sticking.


Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I find I stage my life so I do not have to go out in the snow. I appreciate it so much more from inside my nice cozy studio. And I used to teach skiing for more than ten years.

I have snowshoes and if the weather is perfect (sunshine, fresh snow and no wind) I will dress up and take the fur kids across country. Less perfect weather these days I find.

Today has been about getting ready for the snow coming tomorrow and watching what came yesterday melt off. Perfect day in my opinion.

Bee's Blog said...

All this talk of snow - and I only have rain! Tropical rain, wet, torrential and dirty and here we are looking at beautiful Christmas card type photos. It just seems so early for snow.

Worry is like a rocking horse - it gets you nowhere, but most of us ride it over and over again!

Be safe.

bekkieann said...

So true, Bee. I resolve over and over again to let go of my worry. I wish I could.

Michael said...

And here's me moaning about rain. I like your ideea of two bottles of wine for luncheon...sounds like the only thing to do in snowy weather Becks...grinning.

bekkieann said...

Haha, Mick. We ladies aren't quite the lushes that we sound. I just wanted to have a choice of white and red for my ecclectic friends. Of course, it won't hurt to have a little something to warm us up. ;)

Bee's Blog said...

It's almost time for Gluwein!!

bekkieann said...

Ah yes, mulled wine as we call it. Just the thing!