“Tuesday & Wednesday: main impact roads may become impassable and very slick due to heavy snow and drifts, as well as sleet and freezing rain . . . travel may become very hazardous or impossible. Accumulations: 3 to 8 inches of snow and sleet with a tenth of an inch of ice possible. Path to the chicken coop will be especially tricky with a strong likelihood of falling and sliding all the way to the creek.” ~www.accuweather.com
Okay, I made up that last sentence but the rest is an exact quote. The precipitation is expected around 1 pm so Global Women may not gather. My 4 pm class at the Y will probably cancel too, allowing more daylight to carry up firewood. I have to remind myself that winter is just now half over, that it’s much too soon to be thinking about spring. But truth be told I sneaked a peek at the flowerbed yesterday to see if daffodil blades had poked through yet. Nope. They know better.
Living in the present is easier when the present is sunny and warm. That is, if sunny and warm are your cup of tea. But what about cozy and warm? If fireplace fires and quilts and books and college basketball are your favorites ~ then winter is the warmest season of all.
The cat and the dog are snuggled against me as I work this morning, still in my flannel sheep pajamas. We are positively toasty. I can’t stay here all day but for this moment, I couldn’t be warmer. As usual, I suppose it comes down to choosing how we shall live; grateful or needy, contented or frustrated. After all, it’s February, not May ~ and this is Indiana, not the yucatan. Besides, I read that the cold is good for all our perennials down in ground and the snow raises our water table. We’ll be glad of it come July, only six short months from now. ~ peace & prayers, pastor annette