Today, December 30th, 2008, we had 11 inches of snow fall between morning and evening. It was beautiful. Since we were inside most of the day (me and the boys I nanny for), I could look out and see the pure white snow falling against the dark sky. When it was time to go home, I could hear the buzz of many snow-blowers clearing paths at each home. The snow was thrown back up into the sky in miniature flurries. Festive!
Sometimes when it's raining, I like to look out at the reflections of the lights against the wet streets- the elongated streaks of color. People with their umbrellas make the day seem cheerier, although the day itself tend to have a lazy-day feel. If I could, I'd wear rubber goolaches to protect my leather shoes from getting wet. If it's raining, I will go ahead and wear my plastic pink heels because they can be dried with a paper towel. Match that with my polka-dot umbrella, and I've got myself a romantic day!
Sunny days are sunny. Too sunny. I think it's almost best when I can describe the day as "sultry". I picture real lemonaide and a lovely well-worn porch. Until I can get the porch, I'll have to make do with our AC, but I look forward to the day I have a porch and a fresh glass of lemonaide! ... and Autumn, is there anything as beautiful as the colors in autumn?
Back to winter wonderland: Today was a good day. Tomorrow, with my fresh new batch of 24 hours, I think I'll... start out with a prayer of thanks, a delicious cup of dark roast coffee, and a focused plan for the New Year.
Happy New Year! May your next year be a tad-bit lighter in spirit, love, myrna