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Monday, March 2, 2015

In Like a Lion...

I think one too many people observed we were having a mild winter. Over the weekend, Mother Nature emphatically reminded us who's in charge. Winter isn't over until it's over. Millions of plump snowflakes created a heavy, fluffy snow which clung beautifully to tree branches. Since I didn't need to drive anywhere, I could enjoy it from the comfort of my cushy easy chair while sipping a cup of hot chocolate.

My old Indy-boy used to love a snowy day. Now he's easily confused. This means I pull on my boots and troop out to fetch him back inside whenever he loses his way. Let me tell you, snow clings better to fur and hair than it does to tree branches. Even after a towel sweep off we're both pretty damp. Snow is pretty, but I'm looking forward to the fresh yellow-green of early spring. I sure hope March intends to go out like a lamb.

Of course, kids adore snow, no matter what fuddy duddy adults say about it. Watching them sled down the hill behind our house until their cheeks and noses are bright red, can't help but make me smile. I think being around children helps to keep oldsters like me feeling young.

Speaking of being around children, I recently wrote a story about my two grandsons which appears in this month's Sasee Magazine. If you have a moment, I'd love for you to pop over for a read. Please consider leaving a comment, if you are so inclined. Here's the link. Sasee is an awesome magazine for women and I bet you'll enjoy flipping through the pages.

Well, yippy-tie-yie-yay, here it is. March has arrived!


Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--Thanks for the link and thanks for the sweet story. And congratulations. Being a grandmother is sooo awesome.

"Ice cream for breakfast? Sure. You can't have it at your parents' house but at G-ma's house, it's A-okay," is what you can say.

Enjoy it.

Unknown said...

Yes March is here and we hope Spring will be with you soon. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Linda O'Connell said...

I am counting the days until spring bursts. I will head over to Sasee and leave a comment. Congratulations on your latest publication.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

We saw little snow, in spite of all the dire warnings. Can't say I'm too sorry about that, though there are thousands of Georgia kids who would disagree.

Congrats on the Sasee publication. Heading over there now!

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Pat,
Congratulations on the story about your grandsons. I will check it out.

Sketching with Dogs said...

I really enjoyed reading your story Pat. Glad you are building a bond with your new grandsons.
As a mother of 3 grown up sons I am waiting with a mixture of terror and joy for my own grandkids :)
Lynne x

Two French Bulldogs said...

But so purrrrtty
Lily & Edward

Ann Summerville said...

We just got blasted with several inches of ice and snow, and it's supposed to be in the 70s next week. Confusing for all of us.
I'll hop on over and take a look at your story. Lovely picture by the way.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

An Easy chair in a heated house is the ONLY way I could enjoy snow!

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Pat, on your publication in Sasee. I'll head on over and give it a read. And what a difference a week makes, huh? Last weekend we were buried in snow; this weekend, it feels like spring. Yay!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Congrats on your new story! Hope the winter lets up a little!

Tammy said...

I'm with you. Snow is still enjoyable as long as we can enjoy the positives and avoid the negatives. Congratulations on your Sasee story! Will check it out.