Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Storm is coming to our area, tomorrow, and its a BIG one. We were just hit with an ice storm that left many many towns in New England devasted. Some are still without power. Everyone is geering up for the storm, that's what we do in New England.

School has already been set to let the kids out 3 hours earlier than usual. We go grocery shopping and stock up, because you never know the stores might not open ever again. Shovels are waiting at the doors, the salt is ready to pour on the steps and the walks. The snow blowers have all been gased up and the snow plows you see waiting at the shopping malls and in everyones driveways. We get the cord wood ready for the fire places, the woodstoves and we then enjoy those wonderful roaring fires at the Hearth

This happens every year in New England, and we do it the same way every year. Us New Englanders are very conservative and we like to be ready for what every comes our way. If were not ready then we are devastated.

We know we will survive we are survivors, it usually doesn't just happen once a year, it sometimes happens over and over again. And, then we have next year, and the next year, and as long as we live in New England we will endure the change of seasons. They say if you stand in one place long enough the weather will change. We do have beautiful seasons to enjoy, my favorite is Fall. I grew up in Orlando Florida so I'm not much of a winter person, but I do take it all in stride and try to make the best of the winter. We tend to hibernate during the winter months as the bears do. I like to sew and hook my rugs and decorating is an all time favorite of mine.

It does look pretty when the snow is falling and right after, especially at Christmas time when the houses are all beautifully decorated for the Holidays.
It does get us in the Christmas Spirit. We all love a White Christmas. It seems if its not White, then something is missing. Well its time to bundle down and get ready for the White Winter Wonderland.

I am posting a few pictures of my home decorated for Christmas, these are just a few, more to come

Till we meet again Blessings Cheryl!


Pamela... Beehind Thyme Farm & Garden said...

Good Evening...

Hoping all will be well when the Snow Storm comes... sounds like you are ready.

Love the snow photo... looks like a postcard.

I love your blog & will be adding to my favorites... if that is ok???

MeRRiE BLeSSiNgs, Pamela

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I admire those who can live in your area, you are such brave and stalwart people to face the elements of nature not just once, but as you say, again and again each and every winter. I'm amazed that a Florida girl could adjust to such cold and unforgiving weather!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Merry Christmas Cheryl :)