Joyful Life

“For Yonder Breaks A New and Glorious Morn”

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!

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog