[Quiet Thoughts] Trust the Village

Photo: It’s pretty, sure. Yes, I said I’d spend my winter looking for the beauty and sincerely appreciating it. But this is a different sort of snow. Note the broken tree limbs. There is a dent in my precious Blackmobile thanks to a fallen limb! Well over 40% of our town lost power due to…

Third Time’s the Charm?

Photo: Sledding and igloo-making this morning because little boys woke up with their voice volume set to 100. I was like, oh, ya’ll need to go outside!   I always want snow days to be weekend days. I want pancakes. I want bacon. I want The Husband to stay home and also entertain the children. I want…

We Made It!

Photo: I took pictures throughout the storm and this was as bad as it got yesterday. The roar of the wind really was something. I know that everything was adjusted downward as the storm tracked more to the west, but still, it was intimidating when it really got going.   We made it through the…

[Quiet Thoughts] A Snowy Surprise

Photo: There is absolutely nothing happy about this picture. Just snow, endless snow and my poor burning bush all bent under the heavy, heavy snow! Got out there and shook off a lot of it and the limbs popped right back up, thank goodness! There are snapped branches all over my yard! A few fell…

Color My World (Again)

Photo: How did the window on my side of the bed become the draftiest window in the house? And yes, we did seal it with sealing winter caulk or whatever… Gonna have to get the funky ugly plastic to put over it instead!   The sun is shining in MetroWest. That’s adorable. Because it’s 10 degrees…

Snow Day!

Photo: Oh, the barn. Isn’t it lovely in the snow? Lord, I don’t know what I’m going to do with that space. It needs a foundation before we can really do anything to it. I fear that whatever work it really needs is beyond us and that it’s never going to be restored and made…