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I have been up for quite some time now and readying to wake the boys (I have 3) for school. Weather says that we are going to get a heck of a snowstorm which is good since we haven’t really had a “storm” since before Christmas. They are predicting in the area of 16 inches and I hope that the area is bigger rather than smaller. What a difference between here and Jersey. There, 2 inches of snow strikes panic in the heart of every man and woman and hardly rattles a “whoopie” from any child. It brings an onslaught of “weather warnings” which usually turn out to be nothing except everyone acts like it is the end of the world. Here, in Vermont, no one panics that it is going to snow, in fact, it is “supposed” to snow, that is what winter is all about. The boys will likely be coming home from school in about 5 inches of snow according to the forecast which is unheard of in NJ. We would have either had no school (in anticipation of the snow) or everyone would be out early (because dear god, it is snowing!)I personally am looking forward to it. Some of my best memories go back to snowstorms. In fact a few years ago in Jersey we had the Christmas blizzard (which  really amazingly was a blizzard) and it forced a totally unplanned and very cool Christmas at our house since we were unable to get to my sister’s as planned which was an hour away from us in good weather. Of course, since we were going to my sister’s and from there up here to Vermont for vacation, we had no food in our house. But we managed and had quite the fun day doing it with a houseful of guests (family and friends) whose plans likewise yielded to Mother Nature.I plan on getting out early to get some shopping done and come back to hopefully finish writing next month’s issue (one of them at least) and get onto the task of staining my newly built cabinet. We’ll see how it goes….. 

I came across this in this morning’s local paper, The Rutland Herald and it had some thought provoking qualities which I thought were worthy of sharing on dealing with stress in your life:
  • Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.
  • Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  • Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
  • Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
  • If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  • If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  • It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
  • Never buy a car you can’t push.
  • Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.
  • Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
  • Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  • The second mouse gets the cheese.
  • When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  • Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
  • You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
  • Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
  • We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
  • And finally, “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.”

AAAAHHHHH……All the week’s company have departed for their own little worlds including my husband (he is headed to Long Island for business for the next four days). Strange how when it is very crazy with a houseful of guests and in this case 9 (yes, I said 9) boys running around with four dogs  and 7 adults and you wish for 5 minutes of quiet time, how empty it is when everyone leaves. Careful what you wish for, eh? A little too quiet around here now, as my boys are moping  that their cousins, friends and dad have all left. The week was busy but 

it was fun, catching up with old friends as well as my sister and her family. 

We are supposed to be getting some real snowstorm snow on Tuesday into Wednesday which will be neat. While our first real winter as full timers here has definitely been snowy, it has also been icy with hardly a real storm to be found and no blizzard to speak of in sight. Hmmm…. while  I know I would be the one to be digging out, I can’t help but wish for a real, hunker down storm where no one goes no where…for a while at least.

When Tom is away and sleep for me is a precious commodity since I seem to never sleep well while he is gone,  there are always projects on my list….let’s see I have to stain the newly installed and constructed cabinet (pictures to follow) made by our dear friend and contractor for hire for any of you in the New York Metropolitan area looking for a good carpenter/handyman (information to follow when I dig out his card and website information)… I also want to surprise Tom by installing shelving in our master bedroom closet and perform such mundane and necessary tasks as defrosting the freezer.  I am sure that there are more……

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