Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Days, The Sequel

We are home bound once again, after receiving another eight inches of snow this week. Two snowstorms a week apart, real unusual for us. Everyone was well prepared schools and many places of business closed at noon on Tuesday before the first flake even fell. I had always thought these closings were a bit of an over reaction but after seeing what happened on some of the roads in Alabama and Georgia there is wisdom in it.

Schools will probably be closed the rest of the week, many places of business are still closed (including my husbands) so things are quiet around here. I am thankful for this time, it's a gift to have our schedules stopped for a couple of days. Even without children in the home our lives are busy it's a different season, we have different responsibilities but life continues to be busy. I'm not complaining, just thankful for this time of quiet.

We have made good use of the time, I have cooked (soup beans with ham hock in the crock pot) went for a walk in the snow, something we all seemed compelled to do when it snows here, did some reading (I have already fallen behind on my reading plan for the year), worked on putting blog into book form and have been cleaning up my files in IPhoto. I take thousands of photos over the year, so I have been deleting and organizing making room for new ones during these quiet days. Come to think of it I should probably clean out my email boxes as well.

I desire to make the most of every opportunity even if the opportunity is simply be quiet and to stop


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Awesome how God can use snow to "force" us to slow down. There's something especially peaceful and therapeutic about an unplanned quiet day, I think. ;-)

Stephanie said...

There is something very wonderful about being still and just enjoying the calmness :) We are having quite the snowstorm right now in CO and my husband was able to stay home from work- what a sweet treat to have him here. Blessings to you!

Debbie said...

I love the perspective of being slowed down by God during seasons like this. I think being still is wonderful any time of the year, but it is just more so in the middle of a long, harsh, winter.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe... the snow is beautiful! I am quite sure If I had to live in though I might not like it so good! LOL! The Lord has a way of showing us things my friend....even through the Snow! Hugs and blessings, Cindy