This has not been the most winter~ish of winters.
In fact we have more often than not
walked outdoors and shared a giddy laugh
at the warmth and sunshine
we found there.
for a moment we are in that deep
grayness that comes with snow showers.
That is exactly what we are experiencing...
showers of snowflakes.
Just beautiful wandering flakes
that kiss your face
and slowly melt in your hair.
Warren and I just returned from
a brief stroll with the dogs.
They enjoyed it immensely and my
cheeks still hold the cold of
the brisk air we found.
It is fresh and energizing.
Although, truth be told,
I could warm up nicely here and
take a nap.
This morning I stepped outside just
long enough to snap the photos
in this post.
The trees with their extra cushioning
reminded me of lace.
Gray skies and lacy trees.
for our enjoyment.
I love the layers....
This afternoon Mom, Georgia, Chelsea and I went
to a book signing.
The book is called
Frogs in the Loo.
The author, Patti Olson,
is a family friend.
My parents met Patti and her husband,
Dave, in Papua New Guinea in 2005.
Just months before Daddy went on to Heaven.
It had been a while since we have
spent time together and seeing both
of them was delightful.
I can't wait to spend some
quality time reading about Dave
and Patti's unusual and interesting adventures
in short term missions over the years.
I hear tell that the title comes from
real experience with frogs in
I know someone who had better
pay attention to that little tidbit
If I were still home educating...
and not graduated...
I would be reading these stories to my
children every day for about 90 days.
I think that is about how many
short stories are in this book.
Well, now that I typed the word
nap my brain is telling me that it would be
a very good idea to follow through on that
concept. So.....I'm off to lay my head
down for a bit. I'm fighting a cold and
want to take every chance to rest and avoid
the whole nasty deal that is going around here.