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Thursday, February 13, 2014

let it be so

I am dreaming of drives in the country,


of pretty flowers blooming in the garden,


of weeping cherry trees,


 but it's another day of waking to this.


Of bundling up in heavy coats and snow boots 


and driving out of my neighborhood to see this.


I feel a discontent, a longing, an inability to find the words? Am I alone in this feeling?

Then I read where Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams talks about trying to stave off cabin fever and feeling a lack of words. How Brenda at Cozy Little Cottage is finally starting to feel some momentum.

I look outside and see that the sun is shining, and even though there is more snow coming tomorrow I look at the weather forecast and see that in six days the temps are going to be in the sixties. 

SIXTIES!!! WOOHOO!!!

Let it be so.

Thanks again to everyone who has prayed for Don. He got through the surgery fine and is now starting the recovery process.



 

22 comments:

  1. A pleasant drive in the country on a pretty summer day. It's a beautiful dream.

    I think there is something about the snowfall and the grey winter skies that is damping the working of the' little grey cells.'. A lot of writers have mentioned feeling sluggish when it comes to writing, me included. Higher temps in this area next week as well. I am so far over winter it isn't funny.

    Have a good week.

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    1. I think my little gray cells might actually have frozen. A good thaw would be perfect. :)

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  2. This has been a miserable winter with lots of snow and way below zero temps. i am ready for spring.

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    1. I know, Beth. I don't think I have ever been any more ready for spring tan I am this year.

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  3. Great pictures... 60's in a few days? I'm jealous. Have a wonderful Valentines Day, Laura.

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    1. Happy Valentines Day to you too, Katie. Stay warm.

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  4. I'll keep Don in my prayers and I sure hope it warms up for you soon. It has been a miserable winter in most of the country. I walked at the park yesterday and the tulip trees were blooming. I'll post some pics for you soon! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. My daughter sent me photos of the flowers that are blooming in her yard in Atlanta covered with snow and ice. Mother Nature is not being very nice. :)

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  5. glad to hear your brother-in-law is doing okay.

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  6. Staving off cabin fever, yes that was me....lol. And the next day it warmed up from -21 C to way above zero...any way you slice it, it is now warmer...I'm in denial, no I am am not sick of winter, it will go away at it's own pace.

    Keep heart, it will happen, and I am pretty sure that you will be seeing spring ages before we do. And Laura, thanks so much for the link love.

    Jen

    Jen

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  7. As much as I would rather not go out in the cold, getting out is the best thing for cabin fever. Just knowing it is the middle of Feb. helps as well. ore snow and ice coming our way tonight. We had a couple days off. We had to give the South a little attention, hah.

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  8. It was 58 today and felt like a heatwave.. Spring is on it's way. It's just had a setback because winter is being stubborn..

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  9. Great news about Don. I have felt a lack of energy lately and hope it ends and I can get back to getting my home put together! I have stuff everywhere while I decide what to keep and what to sell. I'll get it done, just have to wait for more energy to hit me!

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  10. Waether in the 60's? I can't imagine that! We have snow and more snow and finally got to around freezing today from 12 below yesterday. UGH! Great photos, Laura! xo Diana

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  11. Nice here today. Had to go walk and walk (hospitals, parking garage) and get a mammogram. I'm exhausted. My ankle is very angry with me. Thanks for linking to me!
    Brenda

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  12. Only just found your blog but love all your photographs.

    From wonderful flowers to the colder snow - a picture says it all

    Great Stuff - thank you

    All the best Jan

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  13. We're getting warmer weather here, too, next week. Only into the upper 30s but it'll be above freezing and that will seem like a relief. I'm hoping spring will come early and be exceptional! We've earned it!

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  14. Laura
    happy Valentine's Day. I'm so glad the surgery went well for don.
    Just a few days and wonderful weather for you. I am so jealous!
    It may hit 60 here in June...

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  15. I see our local forecast predicting a warming trend as well for late next week. We shall see....it will be a pleasant break won't it?! :)

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  16. Laura, I am so in touch with your emotions.....this winter is getting on my very last nerve. Shelley had three snow days this week, and next week she's out the entire week for winter break. :/

    It seems like all I've done since October is reschedule riding lessons, and since Shelley rides at two barns multiple times per week, it's a paint in my neck!

    So. Over. Winter.

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