Posts Tagged "Cold"

Weird but Wonderful Day

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Weird but Wonderful Day

It’s been a weird day.  Snow squalls kept me trapped in the house (That isn’t the weird part.  It’s February in Upstate New York.  That’s pretty much the norm.), unable to spend the day at the church working on the bulletin, a task I enjoy on a weekly basis.  The wind has blown; the temperature has dropped; the sky has been gray and dismal.  I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m tired.  I’ve had the attention span of a two year old.  I’ve walked from window to window.  I’ve jumped from one magazine article to another.  I have accomplished almost nothing today (I...

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Starting Anew

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Starting Anew

Another holiday season is behind us, another year has closed.  Both Thanksgiving and Christmas were uneventful in our home.  Our usually large gatherings were small, everyone running in their own directions.  My birthday was just another day.  We had cake, coffee and gifts, but no going out to dinner, no special plans.  New Years Eve – I was in bed, reading, by 11:30.  I spent the first Saturday of the year cleaning my house and the first Sunday in bed battling a migraine.  I awoke this morning, the first Monday, to single digit temperatures, wind and blowing snow, the sky...

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Delighting in Simple Pleasures

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Delighting in Simple Pleasures

It’s snowing again.  I know; it comes with the territory.  You can’t live in Northern New York and not expect snow from November to April (some years, October to May!).  I dread this time of year.  As soon as the first snowflake appears, I hide in the house, wrap myself in blankets, and ask God why in the world He brought me here.  I spend a lot of time staring out the window, longing for the warmth, sunshine, grass, and flowers.  The snow, unfortunately, is inescapable.  It’s one of those things that you just have to accept and deal with.    Yesterday was a three-hour...

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Autumn Leaves and Winter Snows

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Autumn Leaves and Winter Snows

I moved to New York in September of 1996.  I had been living in Georgia where the temperature was still a toasty 90 degrees and the sun was beating hot on the world (well, the world as I saw it).  The first night I was in my new home, I thought I was going to freeze.  It was 50 degrees that night and the days were in the 60’s and very overcast.  Within a few weeks, the leaves had started to change and fall to the ground and the temperature had fallen with them.  I was raking leaves almost daily, my summer clothes were already packed away and my opinion of Central New York was of a most...

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Changing Seasons

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Changing Seasons

I have never been a fan of winter.  I don’t like to be cold and I don’t like snow.  Winters in Upstate New York usually start early in November and don’t finally end until the end of May.  The middle months – January and February – are treacherous, travel nearly impossible.  Without fail, at least one entire week in February is spent confined to the house, the roads closed and businesses shut down due to the impassible conditions, whole-family-effort needed to clear the driveway and sidewalk of the snow – not once or twice during the day, but over several hours, many times...

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