These words from the Christmas carol O Holy Night, seemed appropriate for this post.
The first snowstorm of the winter whipped through here last night turning my yard into a winter wonderland in less than 12 hours. I went to bed about 9:30 last night and at 5 a.m. I awoke to about 5 inches of snow.
These photos were taken at 6:02 a.m. this morning with my phone using no flash. The first one I was lying on the floor and for the second one I was standing.
Oh and underneath the snow is ice. It rained all day yesterday before turning to snow last evening. Side roads have not been plowed since I went to bed. I slept though the night which means they have not been plowed since. My street is a busy one and is one of the first to get plowed. Since my street is a mess, that tells me the road crews are having trouble getting and keeping the main roads clear.
The fun is just beginning as the Lake Effect Snow Monster will arrive today. My area is suppose to get and additional 6+ inches of snow.
Days like these remind me how blessed I am to work from home.
Have a joy-filled day and remember every morn is new and glorious!
The men who cleaned out my basement after storm sewer back up
Getting together with Joe’s family for a birthday party
My Scottish ancestors
Sharing gyros and baklava from a local restaurant with family
That is just a small list of persons, places, events or things I am grateful for so far this year. Yes, 2020 is on the list. Why? Simply because we do not know what 2021 holds in store for us. So be thankful for and appreciate this year.
Advent starts tomorrow and I decided once again to use Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas as my devotional. I did not regularly use anything last year and I don’t remember the year before because I work in retail. So it’s been a year or two since I used this book. Maybe something new will jump out at me. I doubt it. The book is so marked up form the years I did use it but there is always hope.