So after the New Year’s Day meltdown what happens next? Once you admit that you are sad and overwhelmed, where do you go from there?
Well, I got busy. Just in a different way.
- I got back into Bible study
- I got back into aerobics class
- I started my 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team notebook
- and I got snowed in for a week
Yup. You heard me. Getting snowed in for a week was the best thing that could have happened to me just now. Everything came to a screeching halt and we just played. We enjoyed Ginny. We snuggled in front of the fireplace, we watched White Christmas, we played with the neighbors, we went for a nature hike, and I didn’t put in a single job application all week. I just put the whole mess aside and gave myself up to enjoying this rare event of being snowed in.
And trust me, getting snowed in for a solid week in Atlanta is unheard of.
Wanna see photos?
yup. I kinda thought you might.
This was after only about 2 hours of snow. We got more than this, but the photo is so pretty, I just had to share.
the only “flocked” tree I have ever liked….Our outdoor Christmas tree, with lights, covered in snow.
This is my happy place. Snow is falling outside. I have slippers, wine & cheese, a good book, a sleeping dog, a fire in the fire place, a beautiful Christmas tree. you will notice that second glass of wine. It wasn’t for me, but for my wonderful hubby who would come to shove the dog out of his chair and complete my happy place picture.
Ginny playing in the snow with papa. I didn’t get very many shots of this, mostly because the snow was still coming down and I didn’t want to damage my camera. So after snapping off a few shots of Ginny and Martin, I put the camera aside and just went out and enjoyed the playtime.
Our front porch. Out of four steps you can only see ONE set of treads.
Martin and Ginny in front of Grammy’s house. We hiked the mile to her house because she can’t go for a solid week without seeing her grandbaby. Plus it gave us a chance to try out our fancy new sledding rig. cool yes? We both enjoyed pulling Ginny and the neighbor kids in it.
My parents were both very glad to see us by the way. They had cabin fever really badly, so an infusion of cuteness really helped.
Seven solid days of a snow and ice covered driveway made for some concentrated family time. That might drive other folks insane, but not me.
This week of being snowed in was exactly what I needed. No, I don’t think God sent the snow for all of Atlanta just to help my heart, but I know He used this time in my life to quiet me down and say “Child, you have been mourning the past, and yearning for what is behind you, but look. See? This is the present. And it is filed with wonder, beauty and joy.”