Just once this month…………….
I’d like to wake up in the morning………..
look out the window……………
& not see any snow to shovel.
Just once. 🙂
Thinkin’ it’s just not gonna happen this month.
Whoever originally said “Do a job right the first time and you’ll never have to do it again” obviously didn’t live in a snowbelt. But that’s OK.
“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at, but unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.”
― Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale
Wussy has decided to sleep in this afternoon. He looked out the window this morning. That was quite enough for him, I guess. Looks like he’ll maybe be nesting for the afternoon. “Call me when it’s dinner,” he mumbled, “‘n’ it better be turkey or chicken, none of that brocc’li or carrot stuff. I dun’t do green ‘r orange.” I told him he needn’t worry, no orange will appear in this house for the next four years thankyouverymuch.