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Monday, February 8, 2010


We received a blanket of snow over the weekend and it has been total mayhem. We have been shoveling and plowing. Schools and businesses were closed. Streets in town are a mess as many of them have not been cleared of the huge mounds of snow yet. Parking is at a premium. When I see how high the snow is piled on the street corners, I am reminded of the snows we used to get when I was a child.....the kind of snows we don't see much anymore around here. Its amazing how much white stuff must fall from the skies to produce this much accumulation. Though I am very ready for the arrival of spring, I must say that this is quite a masterpiece!

The front of the house

I opened the doors to the deck to find 2 feet of snow!
Another 8-10 inches is expected Tuesday into Wednesday......AHHHHH!


For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.

For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.

For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.

For the martyrs’ crown of light,
For Thy prophets’ eagle eye,
For Thy bold confessors’ might,
For the lips of infancy.

For Thy virgins’ robes of snow,
For Thy maiden mother mild,
For Thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesu, Victim undefiled.

For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven.


Still Shoveling,




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