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Monday, January 05, 2009

snow day

This is what I saw when I woke up this morning. These cold, cold things, snow and glass, warm my heart unreasonably. It started to snow here night before last, and kept going all day yesterday and into the night. The clouds are lifting a little bit today, so maybe we'll have the contrast of icy blue sky against the blinding white by tomorrow. It's nice deep snow. The kind that makes skiers hearts sing. The kind that makes extra work for Rick. The kind the birds seem not to even notice. And the kind the dogs do not love...

Poor little Heidi went on a "poop strike" yesterday. Even with her coat and boots, she refused to do any kind of business other than sleep by the fire. I worried that she might explode, but this morning she was able to go outside without snow falling in her face. She's OK now. Aren't you glad to know that?

Lucy is a tougher dog... with longer legs... so she romps around out there and catches snowballs in her mouth. She seems to tolerate her red sweatshirt, although I'm sure she's embarrassed if the neighborhood dogs see her...

Rick has brought in fire wood and dug out the car so he can get out of the driveway. He's about to go into town to look for a job. I hate that he has to, but I can't afford to pay him to be my Lovely Assistant/Business Manager anymore. He's being a very good sport about it though, and who knows... One thing always leads to another. This could open doors we don't even know are there yet. As for me, I'll be in the studio all day. It's a nice view. Might be inspiring. At the very least, it's warm out there.

1 comment:

Michelle (UK) said...

It loooooks sooooo coooold Kiiim !!
Brrrrrhhhh !! Poor dear little Heidi, she looks sooo cute !!!
Bet she can't wait to get inside by the fire !! ...You too !!