P.S. Did I tell you it’s going to be 75 degrees here tomorrow???!!!!
Beauty and the Beast
I am writing this in the dead of winter. But it’s March, daylight savings time goes into effect this Saturday night, and the first day of spring is not far behind, tra la la. Just because it’s March does not mean spring is here. Like me, some of you may have spotted a robin, the proverbial bird of spring. But the poor bird’s feathers were laden with snow and he had a very perplexed look on his face. You see, we had 10 inches of the white stuff, which started last Sunday around noon, coming down as big fat snow flakes that landed with a big plop and quickly covered the spring green grass. And it continued and continued and continued. It not only snowed but the wind howled and blew like a Chicago blizzard. Dark came early and the lights started flickering. Uh oh…and shortly no more power….. the house as still and dark as a cave in the highest mountains. After an evening of pretending to be Martha and George Washington, playing cards by candlelight and talking, we went to bed early. I could hear the tree limbs snapping and breaking, sounding just like gunshot. The next morning it was still snowing. The world was a winter wonderland, the perfect kind of snow for making a snowman and deeper than the top of my snow boots. It was absolutely beautiful but also ugly. Huge trees down and numerous large branches everywhere: my beloved magnolia torn all to pieces. The power being out here at my home in the country not only means no lights or no modern conveniences but no phones or toilets either since our well pump runs on electricity. And to make matters worse my cell phone battery had died too and of course I was without my beloved computer. And to that I apologize deeply for all the emails and blog comments and boutique questions that went unanswered for the next 6 days. No….we weren’t without power that long (just long enough for me to be in a very bad mood) but I was without internet connection that long for reasons unknown until a field technician could get out here. Turns out the ice and electrical surges had messed us up. For the first two days I was lost without the computer but eventually I realized it was a blessing in disguise. I read the book, “The Shack” which had been sitting around for several months, got The Vintage Nest database caught up, cleaned out kitchen cabinets and actually sat down at night and watched some television programs without running down to the office to check emails. I leave you with some photos of ‘beauty and the beast”, aka as the beauty of the snow and the destruction it caused. Now I am off to catch up on your blogs.