Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Simple Beauty of Winter

We awoke to a lovely surprise this morning - a true winter wonderland, which was not part of the weather forecast I heard last night. 

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It made me smile on a morning when I didn't feel like smiling. 

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Why, you ask, did I not feel like smiling?

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Because I have to work today....on my day off. 

And tomorrow....on my other day off. 

Which means no day off for me this week. 

Which makes me a very cranky girl. 

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I need my quiet time. I need my time away from the office. I need to be able to have a day where I can stay in my jammies all day if I feel like it. 

Not that I would....ever. 

Wink, wink. 

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I still managed to get a couple of little chores done before leaving for work. The sheets were changed, all the laundry done, and the dishwasher was humming away happily when I left. 

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And my daughter took the most lovely photos of the snowfall this morning, which I am grateful for.  (I have linked back to her blog under each photo in case you'd like to pop over for a visit.)

She also brought in wood. 

And shoveled the walk. 

And when I left for work she was cleaning the lower level. 

Teamwork. 

Isn't it wonderful?


28 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout mama. I was so content seeing the snow fall this morning. XOXOX

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    1. You are so welcome, honey - I love the photos you took - I hope you don't mind that I used them when I found them in my camera!! :) xoxo

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  2. Hope you get time off next week. I know what you are saying though...when we normally have the time off...we get used to it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I have another busy week ahead of me, Susie. But I'm home now, and I have the evening to relax, finally, after a very VERY busy weekend. Catching up around blogland now!! xoxo

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  3. When you have to work weekends, I don't understand why they don't give you two days off during the week.
    Brenda

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  4. YES!!! What a wonderful home to come home to after a hard's days work!

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    1. I really am very blessed, Mary Ann - thank you for putting it in perspective!!

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  5. I also recall that she is one of two that drank your white wine stash , lol...so she owes you :)

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  6. New fallen snow is so beautiful...winter wonderland!

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    1. It feels so peaceful with the fresh snow....and the birds chirping at the feeders, the horses next door clomping through the snow.....and all the sounds muffled. Winter peace!

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  7. Beautiful wonderland indeed! The snow always makes me happy too! But having to leave home to work, that would be tough, I agree with you on that one! How sweet of your daughter to do some extra chores for you though, that counts for a lot! Hope things get better for you :)

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    1. I survived and I'm back home, back in my happy place! Now I'm going to pop around and see what you've all been up to all weekend while I was working!! :)

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  8. Oh, no: Working on a day off is just not fun! Thinking of you and hoping for a lighter week to come!

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    1. Thank you, Magali - I might have to take some time to go out for a few runs down the slopes this week to make up for coming in on the weekend!!

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  9. SO SO SO beautiful! You're a lucky lady!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  10. Wow, such beautiful pictures! Will you be able to take comp time or collect overtime? I have a friend who works for Apple and she works lots and lots of hours.

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    1. Nope....no overtime. I might be able to sneak away for a little ski time this week in lieu of losing my days off.

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  11. Lots of "pretty"!
    Hope you didn't have any problems driving on the mountain roads.

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    1. No problem with my little trusty Subaru!! Best car ever - I'm on my 2nd Subaru and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!

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  12. I love this post I just read and the photos are gorgeous! Don't have time now but I'll definitely be back to look around - your blog looks so nice and has categories I want to snoop in!

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    1. Welcome to my little world, Sandy! From one mountain to another!!

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  13. I somehow missed this post so I'm back-tracking. Wonderful snow pictures from your daughter. And I just took a look at her blog and love it! Why am I not surprised you have a lovely, creative daughter? I put her blog on my blogroll so I can keep up with it and start leaving her some comments, too.

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    1. Awww, Melanie, you're so sweet - thank you!! She'll be delighted!!

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  14. Beautiful snow! I just stopped by to visit your daughters blog. She is a very lovely young lady. You must be so proud :) I am following her blog as well. Sorry to hear your days off did not happen this week. Maybe next week will be better!

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen!! I'm just biding time until Friday evening at this point, plugging away....it feels like a long week!

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