My little boy turned 18 years old a couple of Sunday’s ago. What’s pictured above is many, many Sunday’s ago though it feels like it’s only been eighteen weeks.
The boy wanted Cake and Ice Cream, hold the Cake, so that’s what he got.
My little bay Quarter-horse, Indy has settled back into the countryside of Indiana, though he doesn’t recall winters being this deep the last time he lived here!
Shelby, our Lab-Boxer mix, also doesn’t remember the snow being so deep in these parts but has no complaints. She’s doing pretty good for an old girl of almost fourteen years old. One thing is for certain, she can’t hardly wait to get started on the rodent extermination in the fields and nearby stream. God help us, she’s already come up out of the deep snow with an unlucky mole just a couple days ago.
Proof of how deep and drifted it’s been here. I think it’s awesome of course, as does Jake. He took me for a drive in his big red truck a couple weeks ago to show me all the great drifts around here. This was an especially deep/tall one up the road about a couple miles.
When I posted this picture to my Facebook wall and on Instagram my mother said, “A good day not to be Amish”. Funny. But make no mistake, they’re warm in there. An Amish friend of mine tells me that some have little propane heaters and that back in “the olden days” she would just fill up rinsed out plastic milk jugs with real hot water and place them at everyone’s feet. She said it worked great. So… if your heater ever goes out in your rig there’s a tip for ya!
This abnormal snow development for Northern Indiana has been a blessing in disguise for this mother of eighteen years. Why? Because the child young man has had snow removal responsibilities to take his mind off all the things he left behind up in Michigan. There for a while, he was fulfilling his responsibilities sometimes twice a day.
As Martha Stewart is famous for saying, “It’s a good thing”. Chores of any sort are a “good thing” in my book.
Here’s another “good thing” that’s been happening recently. I’m thankful for it every morning.
And oh! My husband is coming home this coming week for five days. This was decided very recently and the only possible downside is: I won’t be driving to Colorado as planned. And that’s because the commercial they were going to shoot isn’t going to happen as scheduled. Darn. Well, there will be a next time for sure in that regard.
I hope you all are experiencing or are looking for “good things” in your lives too!