We are on the third day of the blizzard. We have cold temperatures, but the real force is the wind blowing the snow. I think in total we have to be close to 20 inches, possibly more. The day light is starting to get a little stronger this morning and all I see is deep snow, drifts and more snow falling. We have prepared for this weather all week, survived the rush on the stores and have all we need including Christmas dinner. Our tractor is going to get a real workout as my husband tries to dig us out when the winds die down. I have been documenting the storm on Instagram, Fb and TikTok if you want to see more as time passes to reveal the snow and the aftermath.
It’s a simple Christmas eve here. My husband and I will continue to be riding the blizzard out. We are grateful that we still have power, internet, heat and water. Overall, we have no plans, and we will see where the day takes us in keeping busy. We have been watching Willow on Disney+, Time Team on YouTube, college bowl games and maybe we will find a movie today. Officials are asking people to stay home as the roads are nearly impassable and it would be difficult to for rescue. We are “hunkering down” as my grandma used to say. I believe in this time of stillness and reflection I have found the real meaning of Christmas.
I have been stitching on my Christmas tree cross stitch and I expect to run out of the main color floss today. More is on its way from the Fat Quarter Shop. I also have floss coming to stitch a 2023 temperature stitch. I will talk about that more in Jan on Our Creative Souls blog. I am getting my hexies out to sew. today I also have got my Granny Square ufo out and made one block yesterday. There is never a lack of things to do around here!
The blizzard is something I haven’t seen in years. I am taking this time of stillness and introspection to reflect on the past year. I have so much to be thankful for. I am also releasing the things that don’t serve me anymore and adopting some new habits as well as making plans to follow my dreams in 2023. How this all will happen I don’t really know. I am taking one day at a time to take a step towards my goals. I watcheed Diane in Denmark to be inspired for the Flylady method of getting the house clean. I loved this video on how to deal with being overwhelmed at this time of year and I have been following her advice a few minutes at a time:
On this Christmas Eve, I hope that you are safe and warm. That your health is good, and you have opportunity to gather with you family soon!
May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!