Thursday, December 24, 2009

Well..... it snowed... its snowing... and its suppose to keep snowing....


I love it when I am in store to learn a lesson or two... Usually because when these wonderful opportunities come my way, it is usually in a grand way, as I don't learn lessons well unless they are delivered to me via an iron skillet... Just kidding...

The alternative title for this post could be "Be Careful What You Wish For".  Being my cheery festive self I encouraged the snow to come and give me all they had... needless to say it has done just that..  Instead of taking a northly track and giving us the light dusting of 1-3 inches I was expecting, the storm took a more scenic southerly route which brought it straight over the top of us....

Don't get me wrong I love a nice snow fall even a nice hefty one of several inches.. it is the 40 to 50 mph winds that I am not that crazy about.  Being flat as a pancake here in Okie land, these kind of winds take the normal 1-3 inches of snow and drift it to 2-3 feet....  Plus that previous prediction of 1-3 has climbed to 8-12 inches with local pockets of more... Except for a few scares that we may lose power, I have loved being warm and toasty inside, venturing to my back door occasionally to toss some new bird seed out onto the back porch for my feathered friends to enjoy.  Which I may say is driving Sunny & Sweetie crazy as they sit by the back door with the birds inches away, yet divided by a glass door. 

I am thankful that although my son was traveling from DC today to Lawton, a bit south of me, with his fiancee they did make it safely to Dallas and are staying with relatives there until the storm blows over.... The wonderful change in weather did make it to where Vincent is no longer able to come home tonight and therefore will probably not be home until next week.  Although he is going to go up north a bit to his moms for Christmas Eve and Christmas. 

With that all said, I guess I was suppose to spend Christmas alone.... No need feeling sorry for myself.. I have already talked to all my kids to make sure they are all snug and safe somewhere..... I talked with my grandkids while they made cookies for santa and was also informed how to make magic reindeer food.  A mixture of oatmeal and glitter.  The oatmeal is for the reindeer of course and the glitter is to help Santa find his way to your house... Don't even know if glitter would help Santa find me tonight...

So I snuggle down for the rest of the day and evening with Sunny and  Sweetie, a nice blanket, a good book and a hot cup of tea... Tomorrow, Christmas day, I plan to make the cookies and breads for when my son comes home on Saturday.... I am thankful that solitude does not sadden me anymore.  There are many alone tonight that do not feel the same way.  They do not have the assurance that there are still those who love and care for them and who will see them as soon as time and weather permits.  I wish I could reach out to them... Invite some of them to share an evening with me... I have been alone during the holidays at a time when it did sadden me.... it is not a pretty thing....

In saying that don't waste an opportunity to lend a helping hand, offer a smile or a kind word, or more if you are able... there is always someone who is less fortunate than you, no matter how less fortunate you may be.... And remember that even those who may seem to have plenty may also have less in other areas of their lives.. To you and yours I wish you all a very merry Christmas eve and day.  May it be filled with love, warmth, and special memories.  Blessings to all of you and thank you for the friendship you have so gracefully shared with me this past year.

19 comments:

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Tea and being toasty on snowy Christmas Eve sounds delightful! So glad that you are taking this time and blessing yourself with it. Merry Christmas Friend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

If magic reindeer food has oatmeal and glitter in it, then I guess magic reindeer poop is pretty sparkly! On that happy note -- Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

I hope you have a beautiful day, regardless. This was a beautiful post. Keep warm! Those winds are no joke (:

safe travels for your son.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Debra, never thought about that in regards to reindeer poop.... should tell my daughther to sprinkle some glitter on the dogs poop to show the kids santa was there... :-)

mxtodis123 said...

Ah, so your weatherman was on the mark. Sounds like you are in for a cozy Christmas Eve. Like you, I've learned to treasure my alone-time...but you are not alone...you have us and your two furry friends. You take good care of yourself, my friend. Be safe.
Love,
Mary

Hmm!!! Just had to tell you this one. You know how before you sent your post you have to type the characters that you see? Well, this time it was "butwaket". Made me chuckle.

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

I remember quite well saying I hoped you got your hearts desire in regard to the snow. OOOOPS. Enjoy. Sounds like you will have a peace filled snuggle evening with the kitten cats. My kitten cat Sunny has not left from under the Xmas tree except for potty breaks since we put up the large and very entertaining kitty toy.
Happy Christmas Eve my dear.

Miss Sandra said...

How lovely... a white Christmas! I'm alone for Christmas Eve..it's my second year without hubby and I still need to get used to the loneliness it. But I do have my kitty to keep me company.
Have a very Merry Christmas and be safe and warm!
Sandra

Judith said...

I think the snow is MY fault! I liked it so much I wished it on others! giggle

faerwillow said...

~cheers to a beautiful white christmas...your pictures take my breath away as i so wish for my kids to have had snow! enjoy your warmth...brightest blessings~

Maluszeq said...

Woow!!! That is a lots of snow :)

Dede said...

I am so glad that you got the snow that you so wanted, but could do without the winds. Glad that your son will be there soon. I too enjoy my alone time, very much so. I don't dread it at all like I once did, but rather look forward to it. Enjoy your day and the snow.

(((HUGS)))

Laura said...

Enjoy the snow for me, we are getting rain here. Have a wonderful holiday!
blessings
~*~

audrey said...

The snow sounds wonderful. We had a big snowstorm here in VA last weekend. It rained all day today and I wish it had been snow falling because the rain is washing the beautiful snow away.
Stay warm and cozy ~ that sounds good to me.
I send Christmas hugs!!
audrey

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Alone is not a bad thing when you like yourself and it sounds like you do. And besides... you have all of us to share your days with! Merry Christmas!

Mountain Woman said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been by lately. Your blog is one of my favorites and you write so beautifully. The pictures are so lovely with the snow obliterating everything.
I'm sorry your son didn't make it home but so glad he's safe.
I spent many Christmas days alone after my husband died and I finally was able to move from lonely to alone so I understand completely.

Lyon said...

This is a beautiful post, Mamma, and you are beautiful. I'm sorry Vincent wasn't able to make it, but it sounds like you approached things well and had a very good holiday regardless. That snow sounds serious, I hope once your son gets there today that you can get out and do something silly and happy like make snow angels or something. Might as well put all of it to good use!

Also - needing an iron skillet to get a lesson across? I can sooo identify. lol

Happy Holidays to you!

Rue said...

Sending you many warm hugs!

Hope your son got there okay, and you had a wonderful visit!

Hope Vincent gets home soon for you!

girlichef said...

Sounds like you were nice and cozy and tucked in for Christmas. I hope it passed peacefully and that all is well in the midst of the storm!! Wonderful sentiments to remember the whole year through :)

Bridgett said...

Wow! Now that is some snow!

I'm sorry you had to spend Christmas without your family...but it still sounds rather delicious.

XOXO