Inside a Snow Globe

Oh drifting wonder of snow
gently you fall
and fly and flutter
against the panes of glass.

The wind comes in
and blows you hither and to
but you fall in grace
undisturbed by the push
of natures making.

As I sit and watch
protected from the storm
clutched in my hand
is warmth and comfort
outside is cold and beauty.

Snow you fall in grace
and blanket the ground
I wonder if I stood
outside in your breeze
would your beauty still astound me?

Poem and picture by Blogging Mama

I have no words

Apparently I should keep my mouth shut because we woke up to this this morning (and it’s still snowing!)  And um, oh yeah, there’s like five or six inches on the driveway.  Anyone have a shovel??  Cause we actually don’t.  Because it doesn’t snow here if I remember correctly and since we spent the last two previous years in an apartment we’ve never needed a shovel.  But now, we need one.  I guess I’ll finally be taking the tags off those snow boots I bought back in 2006 before we moved here.

This greeted my parents when they got home New Years Day after spending twelve days with us here in Germany.  Even having grown up in the Pacific Northwest for 18 years and being used to snow I’ve never seen anything like this.  This all fell within a matter of a DAY (plus about 6 inches yesterday).  Madness I tell you, madness!


Light Rain/Wind
Light Snow
Extended Forecast
High: 48°

Low: 41°
High: 42°

Low: 32°
High: 36°

Low: 30°
High: 35°

Low: 30°
High: 37°

Low: 30°

Thursday             Friday              Sat           Sun       Mon

Oh the joy in my heart!  SNOW.  (Did you catch the sarcasm Mr Weather??)

The Heat is On and You asked, I am Giving

The heat is on officially for the first time today.  Hubby scoffed a bit (and laughed I might add) but it’s 45 degrees outside.  Hello!  That’s cold in my little world and that says I get to turn on the heat.  I can hardly WAIT for what winter will bring (Did ya catch the sarcasm??)  Though I am not nearly as bad as a co-worker of Hubby’s (bear with her though, she is from Mexico or some such warm place) she informed him she had to put her heat on 3 yesterday!   How is she going to survive the winter?  It’s not exactly known for being warm here in the winter.  In fact the past ones we’ve been here for have been down right frigid.  Oh well.  So long as we don’t get a snow issue (or ice) I’ll be ok.  Even though I’ve spent the past 14 years driving in lots of white stuff, I really don’t like it.

Some people have asked about my writing (which I keep mentioning to keep me going, not that I am currently having any problems in that department 🙂  So I decided I may leave a little synopsis of what I am writing about, a blurb if you will (as Boo would put it.)  And I may, I  need to think about it today.  If I do, it’ll be placed below:
Ok, two nights ago our assignment for my writing class was to write a birth order description for our characters in 100 words our less.  This more or less was what I think of as my book blurb.  So I’m posting it.  This is what my book is about (subject to change of course)

Lexi’s life is good.  She has a nice condo, a great job and an excellent best friend.  What she doesn’t have is someone to share her life with.  Her older sister has everything she wants, a great husband, two kids and a fabulous life in London.  When will it ever be her turn?

Meet Luke.  He works for the Cancer Society.  He owns his own home and has a strong faith.  He wants what his parents had.  That one true love. When he meets Lexi, it’s a sign.  But can he love her even if she doesn’t love God?