Saturday, December 11, 2010

A December Blizzard!

It was hard to get a good shot of just how nasty it was outside today. We had an official blizzard the last 24 hours with -10 to -30 wind chills tonight. Brrrrrr! Can you see my neighbors trash can? The snow plow only came by once this morning and it was already to the top of the can. The snow almost covered our mailboxes too! I'm so thankful for a warm cozy home with lots of love and laughter!!

Although I must confess, I did feel awful about something today. My neighbor plows during the winter, and for the price of "cookies"....he plows our driveway too. He's such a blessing! Well, as you can imagine in a terrible storm like this, he's been out since the middle of the night plowing. It's a weekend and no one was coming over to our house today, so I didn't mind a bit that our driveway wasn't plowed right away. In fact, we didn't shovel our sidewalk either. I just figured we'd do it tomorrow, after the storm passed.

You can imagine my shock when the doorbell rang! It was the Fed Ex man!! Oh that poor man! He had to walk all the way up my unplowed driveway AND unshoveled sidewalk carrying a very heavy box of new college books! And by the time I saw him, he was half way back to the truck and I couldn't even apologize. I felt just awful!! Here you can see what's left of his footprints.
On a cheerier note, I was blessed with something that only the Lord knew how badly I wanted. A set of holiday dishes. One day I was telling the girls how much I would like some, and the next day a lady on fb asked if anyone wanted a complete set for free! God is so good!! And the icing on the cake was that the lady lived up north in my neck of the woods. Yeah!! So they were easy to pick up.
The girls and I washed them all up today and I'm quite excited to use them tomorrow! Aren't they cute??
The family that gave them to us even threw in these fun holiday glasses.

We have so much to be thankful for this year. God has proven Himself faithful time and time again. Both in the big and the little things of life. I'm just so grateful to know Him....to love Him!

2 comments:

mommyx12 said...

What a great blessing. How wonderful that she even lived near you. Your prayers were surely heard! We are getting quite a storm here too. Church is cancelled and hubby possibly may have to stay at work tomorrow. He is on the night shift right now and things outside are so bad he might not be able to drive the 35 miles home! It's cold too.

Mrs. Taffy said...

Thanks for answering my question about the books! lol Mike read me your text and I was wondering what books you got...you know me! I love books! :) Love your new dishes too! Do you remember those glasses? Years and years ago Arby's used to sell them at Christmas time when you bought a large pop. We used to have a set too, they are SO CUTE! Looks like you have enough dishes to have company now! :) Stay warm today!