Sunday, January 8, 2017

Snow in the Big Woods

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old. 
~Lady Bird Johnson

Snow in the Big Woods ~ almost 8 inches of it. The snow is beautiful and so quiet. We are hunkering down at least until Tuesday. The weather should warm up enough for the snow to melt.

The roads do not get plowed here so you can imagine that the streets are a bit of a mess. Last I saw in the news, they were telling everyone to stay home if possible.

And it is cold! It is colder here than at my daughter's in NJ. Monday will also be cold but then things will warm up.

I had hoped to fly out Monday morning to visit the grands but that is not going to happen. Thankfully, I was able to change my ticket to later in the week.

Homemade chicken soup is simmering on the stove. Coffee is brewing and there is something deliciously sweet that I baked yesterday that is calling my name. (I'll share my sweet treat in a future post.)

Stay warm and cozy!


  1. My goodness, that is heavy snow! It would be rare to see it here.

    1. Elizabeth, it is rare to see it here too. I think the most snow I've seen in Northern NJ was 2 1/2 feet that fell in a day or so. That was a lot of shoveling!

  2. That's a good snow. We didn't get that much, about 4 - 5", but it's been ridiculously cold -5, and it hasn't been above freezing since Thursday until today. It got up to 33 and then dropped back down. Everything is ice and a mess.
    Chicken soup is my go to meal too! Stay warm ♥

    1. Anne, I think the low this morning was around 5 degrees. It will start warming up tomorrow. Chicken Soup ♥

  3. Hi!

    I love the husband gets tired of the snow, mostly because he plows it, but I love it. Hopefully, I'll never get too old to enjoy it.

    Hunkering down sounds like a good idea, and, there is just something in us that cries..."chicken soup please", when its cold outside.

    Stay warm, enjoy the serenity of the snow dear friend!

    Hugs and Love,

    1. Barb, what would we do without husbands?? I'm just finishing my soup and it does please the whole me! xo

  4. I am ready for those warmer temps...come 60s come!!


We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter