Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blessings known




Quite a storm here - over 20" of snow and it is still snowing - although lighter now, but still.......it started around 11:00 last night....I awoke around 3:00 and the visibility was zero when I looked out - completely white - and so quiet - like cotton fluff falling - it was beautiful.  I crawled back in to bed snug and warm and smiled hard and long as I drifted off to sleep - filled with gratitude for the many blessings in my life.  Gracey-Blue was content sleeping under my side of the bed - my husband was sound asleep with the blankets pulled tightly to his chin. 



The above song by Joni Mitchell has a line in it about 'blankets to my chin'.  Skipp sings this song so beautifully and it is one of my/our favorites to sing.  He does an amazing job on guitar too.  Such a talent.  :-)

We are going to enjoy the day at home.  I have a lasagna all made and ready to be heated later.  We have a wine rack with a variety of red wines from which to choose for our Italian meal - we bought garlic knots to heat up and there is plenty of wood inside for a good fire in our wood stove to warm us - I just looked out our slider and the snow is coming down hard again - it is so beautiful since we are home - together - blessed and in love.  Amen. 

28 comments:

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Oh Gail, how spirited and love filled... you ever in celebration and shared joy. Yes, dearest of friends, "Blessings Known."

Love, light, and warmth,
Rose Marie

Choices said...

Brr! looks very cold, but a winter wonderland for sure. Gracie Blue has grown so much!
Keep warm!
Smiles and Take care.

Bernie said...

Your day sounds wonderful. I have seen on the news the CT was getting a lot of snow.
It is lightly snowing here but very very cold, we are suppose to get even more snow over the next few days.
Have a great day with your beloved.
.......:-)Hugs

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Dearest Gail, A special dedication awaits... Love, Rose Marie

PENolan said...

Blessings, indeed.
You sound very cozy

Gail said...

ROSEMARIE- so glad you came by and I love, love, love the tribute on your blog to me. Wow.
Love Gail....



CHOICES-ANNE-
Hi, ya...Brrrrrrrr and our Gracie-Blue loves the snow - she is a big girl now, like a small pony :-)

Love Gail

BERNIE-
So nice to see you-. Lots of snow here, 22" with 4 to 6 foot drifts. We had a lovely day. :-)

Love Gail

TRISH_
Cozy indeed - a great day here. :-)
Love Gail
peace.....

Eileen said...

I tried to get here yesterday but Blogger wasn't cooperating again, even now the blogs I visit have the posts jumping all over so it's hard to read. But I was able to read your peace and contentment, and I felt the same way yesterday, almost a welcome feeling to be 'stuck in' with the ones you love!
Stay contented!
You sound wonderful and so Blessed!
Love to you,
Eileen

Gail said...

EILEEN-

Yes, content and so blessed. I am glad you feel lucky to be home with loved ones too. Wonderul, huh?
Love to you always
Gail
peace....

fallen angel said...

Blessed...what a fucked up word. It is a word that implies receipt and passivity. Blessings do not require us to do nothing. We are required to create our own blessings, which you, and your husband, have done remarkably well, in the Land of Oz in which you live.

Teacher's Pet said...

Beautiful photographs of your lovely winter, Gail. As you enjoy your day evening with your Skip, I send you warm hugs and smiles. Thank you for these photos... They are so pretty to me.
Love,
Jackie

Gail said...

JACKIE-

It was a truly lovely evening and I am SO glad you enjoyed the pictures. :-) Hugs to you and to your Mama and Daddy too.
Love you
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

FALLEN ANGEL-

I SO agree blessings aren't given they are created. Amen and I truly thought you would have had something to say about the post before this one.:-)
Love you
Gail
peace out and go create a blessing :-)

SE'LAH... said...

what a storm...i must admit, i secretly enjoy watching the magic fall from the sky.

Gail said...

SE'LAH

Yes, a spectacular event - So good to see you
Love Gail
peace.....

Lola said...

I love the pics!
:)

Gail said...

LOLA-

thanks :-)

Love you
Gail;
peace....

Scott said...

Gail,

You sound so snug, warm, and happy there, snowbound in the wilds of Connecticut. My wife and I were in southern New Mexico when the storm hit the East Coast and I was sure our return flight to Philadelphia would be canceled and I'd be spending a night on a cold, hard airport floor instead of snuggled in bed like you. But Philadelphia only got about five inches, the airport was never closed, and we made it home safe and on time! Now it's time for you to get pumped for digging out!

Gail said...

SCOTT_

So nice to see you. :-) Good news that you and your wife made it home safely and easily. And ya, we are still digging out, well, my husband is digging out - I keep the hot chocolate ready and waiting and the fire going to warm him. Nice, huh? :-)
Love Gail
peace.....

Wanda..... said...

Wonderful snow photos, Gail...20 inches sounds exciting. We have less here, but enough to make all the views peaceful. Grandkids had a few snow days, which they loved. Take care and stay warm...hope your mom is doing well.

Gail said...

WANDA-
It is so good to see you and I am glad you enjoyed my pictures. Richard and you and your family remain in my prayers.
Love Gail
peace.....

Tramp said...

Hi Gail
After an early start to the winter two months ago we are having a warm spell. Rain has washed almost all our snow away but it should return next week. Keep that hot chocolate on the go and that stove banked up.
...Tramp

Gail said...

TRAMP

smooches to Lady. Always so good to have you visit. :-) And yes, hot cocoa and Winter Wine too
Love to you
Gail
peace....

Shen said...

Those snowbound days stand out, don't they? Like a little reprieve from life....

glad you could enjoy it.

Gail said...

SHEN-

we were hidden away and loved every minute :-) so good to see you my friend.
Love Gail
peace.....

Diana said...

So, so beautiful! I wish it would snow like that here too! Preferably after Jake gets home. Lasagna and wine, perfect! Love Di ♥

Gail said...

DIANA_

where you been girl?? :-)

ya, it was very perfect
love you
Gail
peace.....

Lisa said...

Okay, I missed this post completely! I have A LOT of family that lives in Massachusetts...they say it is snowing again. One of my cousins told me she has 26 inches...WOW!!!! Your pictures are beautiful! and the post makes me want to come to your house and be snow bound! :) It sounds wonderful! Do you have room for 6? ;)

Is it still snowing???? Are you expecting snow again. WE ARE!!! and we live in the South...This will be the third snow storm we have had in a month...A MONTH....Hello?!?! The South where the temps. are usually 52 degrees this time of year.

Brrrrrrrrrr :)

Love to you!!!! STAY WARM!!!!!!!

Gail said...

HI LISA-

So good to see you. We had another storm Thursday nite into Friday with another 7 to 8 inches and another storm is coming Wednesday. ANd it is so odd that the South is getting snow too. Amazing, huh? And six of you? Ummmm, well, it would be tight! :-)

And it is so cozy here - we love it. Stay warm.
Love to you
Gail
peace.....