Good morning from the north woods!
Weather report, any one?
We’re smack-dab-in-the-middle of a Winter Storm Warning. However, don’t get too alarmed. Sure, there’s about six inches of new snow outside the window, give or take. Sure, the wind blows so fiercely that you don’t want to wander to the mailbox with your three letters which need mailing. Sure, the thermometer hovers around 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-7.7 Celcius) but you’re not certain because snow snakes up the bright red temperature line, decorating it with white fluffiness. But, it’s not really a blizzard because you can see halfway down to the lake between the trees. The snow isn’t squalling. It looks more like white feathers blowing sideways at times.
So it’s 2012, fellow readers. How are we doing? Are you back to work yet, or do you have one more day to lounge and greet the New Year?
I was going to work in my alcove at our rural two-room school today, even though our six students and two teachers will not return until tomorrow. However, luckily, I am allowed to set my own hours and the snow squalls suggest waiting until tomorrow to begin revising the budget.
There is a township meeting tonight, so let’s hope our lake-effect snow stays mild. No more than three more inches, Snow Maker, please! (If we get more than three more inches the car might not be able to maneuver through the driveway without getting stuck.)
I am still in pajamas, halfway through my yoga routine. Morning meditation done. Check! Breakfast eaten. Check! Blogs written? Almost check! Work started? Not even pondering it, yet, thank you…
OK, must continue on to the Sunrise Salutation. Even though the sun shall remain hidden today.
Wishing you a great day from our Little House in the Big Woods. Happy 2012 yet again–I’m sure this is the 433rd time you’ve heard this!
P.S. These photos are not from today. I did not go outside in my pajamas, oh no. They are, however, indicative, of what it looks like outside this morning…if your imagination adds some sideways-blowing snow.