1.06.2012

SNOW!


Come on, snow!
Last year we had enjoyed inches and inches by now.
 We have a snow tradition - on the first big snow, we cast our homeschooling stacks aside, put on our Forever Lazys, and and cut paper snowflakes. 
 They're suspended carefully from the ceilings, all around the first floor.
It seems like the house needs some frivolous decoration, now that the Christmas things  have been packed up.
SNOW!

By the way, is packing Christmas decorations away emotional for anybody else? As I box it all up, I find myself reciting ages - aloud - every year.
"Hey, Wonderful Man, you'll be 49 when I get these out again!"
snicker  He's waaayyy older than me - I'll only be 46.    (!)
"You'll be 20 ... you'll be 17 ... you'll be 13 when we hang your stockings again!"
How did we get this far? Where did the years go? 
It really does slide by before you know it! 
I hope you're savoring the goodness of whatever today He's given to you, and enjoying the sights of wherever He's brought you in your journey. It may not seem like where you are is such a great place right now, but just hold on, and before you know it, you'll be in another. Maybe looking back and thinking, "That was a nice spot, and I didn't even know it!" 

*Just kidding about the Forever Lazys. But, wait a minute! It might be a nice idea! Maybe Hanky Panky Fuchsia for me, and Asleep on the Job Gray for my one and only, youngest student.


3 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Love the snowflakes; they are so pretty and yes after Christmas the house always looks bare. I don't think we had lazy days when I homeschooled but we sure wore sweats in the winter. Here in Colorado we are ready for snow tomorrow. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Andrea said...

I am sad we didn't have a Christmas snow...and now doubly sad to see Christmas end! (yes, I get very sad putting decorations away). I hope your snowflakes match the outdoors soon! love,andrea

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Very pretty snowflakes. It wouldn't really work here - we don't often have snow so we think of snowflakes as a Christmas decoration.
Like you, I'm aware of the passing of time but it isn't putting away the decorations that trigger such thoughts. They make me think of spring cleaning! Every year before I reload all the boxes back under the stairs I clean out the cupboard and spray with something to deter moths!
A very Happy New Year to you.