It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


It snowed all day yesterday and into the night.
It was and still is quite beautiful.
Today the sun is shining, the snow sparkles and the blue jays and little sparrows are fighting it out over the bird feeders.

There are deer trails in the snow, all through the back side and front yards  ...

There are also footsteps made by my boots ... going from the garage to the street.
Down the driveway that is all snow.
Which came close to being up to my knees.
Which  I tried to shovel.
Just once.
It was too heavy and I quit.

I am trapped.

The sun is shining and there are so many things I need to do ... out of the house !
Where is that young kid with a shovel who wants to make a few dollars shoveling ?
No such thing anymore .

Where is anyone with a shovel or snow plow ???

The downside of living alone up North ..

The driveway has to be clear by Saturday .. visitors will come and have nowhere to park !!!
I cannot have that .. one of those visitors , the tiny one , lifts my heart and helps me keep going when snowed in all alone.
His daddy helps me and his mama calms my frazzled nerves and they all cheer me up.
I worry I will do something that I will be sorry for.
Like cut my own hair.
Or Hitch hike .
Steal a horse from the farm up the hill.
Steal some little kids sled and slide to the supermarket.
Call the Police and ask for a ride to the store.
Or ask them to dig me out .
I might have to bake something chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. call city hall or a senior center or any city office if they have a list of snow shovelers. I have over ten inches here. They gave me a list of students who wanted to shovel for a fee.



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