What, you might ask, is she talking about? Why, the STORM OF THE CENTURY, it appears...at least, that's what my husband AND the weatherpersons have been saying all week. We're supposed to get our first snowfall this weekend, which, in our household, is a VERY BIG THING because that means that, no matter what else is planned, Bompa (husband) brings in LOTS of firewood, and the grandkids that live closest will arrive, along with the granddog and a ton of snow gear, and Dabba (me) starts cooking...AND COOKING, and then we wait.
And hope. We live on a hillside--it's the perfect, gentle slope for little ones on sleds, and the few times we've been able to "schedule" a big snowfall with a free weekend for the grandkids have been absolutely wonderful. So I'm hoping the weatherman got it right, hoping we get enough snow to freeze fingers and toes and noses, and hoping we really do fill the house up with the grands--Luca is 9, Gracie 6 and Cole 4--all perfect ages for sledding, though their mommy and daddy are usually right in there, sliding down the hill with them.
Does it snow where you live? We never get all that much--just a few times a year, though this one, if it happens, is coming about two months earlier than normal. I have to admit I feel like a little kid when it snows. The pictures are from snowfall last year, but you can see why I love it--it's absolutely gorgeous, covers up all the rough edges and makes the world look new. This photo to the left was taken in the early morning--I love fresh snow on the branches!
Another thing that's coming is my next to the last Wolf Tales--and I finally received some early copies of Wolf Tales 11 along with Advance Reader Copies of StarFire, my third book in the DemonSlayers series. I'll be giving a choice of one or the other to a reader leaving a comment.
PS: the downside to snow and grandkids coming, is shoveling it out of the driveway--Bompa's back conveniently gets REALLY SORE when it snows, and Dabba "gets" to help...aren't I the lucky one! (At least Bompa had the camera handy for proof!)
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and a terrific Thanksgiving. Even in tough times, we all have so much to be thankful for. And if you DO get the "storm of the century" this weekend, please drive carefully, stay warm, and enjoy some quiet time with a really good book.