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Saturday Snowfall

 Late last night we had the beginning of our first snowfall for the season. We are getting a real snow, not just a dusting. I can tell that we did get some snow overnight because of the feel of the world outside my walls. When the snow falls, it is a sound damper - a hush falls over my world. It is like snuggling down into a warm blanket - sound is distanced and I can curl up with my dreams. We were expecting up to two inches of snow overnight with another 4"-6" falling during the day today. <sigh> Winter has decided to move in for a few months, and even if this snowfall melts and we don't get any more for a few weeks, we still won't be out of the snowfall time for another five-six months.


Snowflake Photos
Snowflakes are so beautiful.

On these snowy days, I dream of studio time. There is nothing much nicer than having cold temps, blowing snow, and icky roads, while knowing that I don't have to be outside of the house and can work at the kiln, melting glass for the day. Unfortunately, that is a luxury that I won't have until 2011 since my Wednesdays will be tied up making holiday gifts until the end of the year. I'm also working on holiday gifts at night when I get home from the shop, but my eyes just give out after a while and I simply can't concentrate so I don't get as much accomplished as I want/need to. Therefore, I know I'll be running into some crunch time - I can guarantee it. I just wish things would be a little easier sometimes, but each thing comes in it's season and I couldn't start on holiday gifts until after Chickie's party was complete.
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I can tell that we did get some snow overnight because of the feel of the world outside my walls. When the snow falls, it is a sound damper - a hush falls over my world. It is like snuggling down into a warm blanket - sound is distanced and I can curl up with my dreams.

Oh, wow, what lovely imagery that evokes. I know what you mean. We do not get snow a great deal, but the last two winters we've had a lot (for the south west UK) lying, freezing and falling again, so I know exactly what you mean.

. I just wish things would be a little easier sometimes,

Huggles. You are such a busy lady, just don't wear yourself out.
It is reading my fanfic that helps me get through my days (loved your 3 chapters in Light that you posted yesterday - happy, happy me!!!). Unfortunately, reading does not help me get my work done, but it does make me a much happier person - I think that's all to the good - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Unfortunately, reading does not help me get my work done, but it does make me a much happier person - I think that's all to the good - LOL.

Lol, yes, I agree. One of my doctors (not that I have loads, but I see whichever one in the practice is available) told me that writing was often very good for depression, when I told him I wrote a lot. So I can say my doctor encourages my writing :D
I understand that completely. My art and crafts are what help me keep depression from my life. I still get black days, but not as often and they don't last as long. I'm glad that writing works well for your personal barometer.

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm glad that writing works well for your personal barometer.

It always has. It started as an escape for a ten year old, and I have honestly never found better treatment than writing (and reading, I can't think of writing without reading)
Snow is magic when it first falls, even better if it's sunny soon afterwards. After the first few days, however, the traffic jams, unblocking the driveway, cleaning the car windows, etc. turn it into a pain.
We were going to buy a new snowblower (ours died at the start of the season last year). But we haven't been able to scrape up the money yet , so I guess it is shovels again. The sidewalks and driveway aren't horrible, but where the snow plow goes by - that really sucks!!! My back will not be my friend, and it looks like we're into a multi-day clouds, etc weather band.

- Erulisse (one L)