This is my world yet again today. Yesterday we woke up to about 3 inches of snow. So we shoveled the drive and headed off to chuch. Then several of us went to Shakey's Pizza for lunch. This was the parking lot at Shakey's.
About 8:00 last night we decided to go shovel again even though it hadn't quit snowing. Hubby got the snowblower to work for about 2 passes down the sidewalk before it decided to not throw the snow anymore. I think it's tired of winter too. :-)
I shoveled the driveway again while he played with, er, worked on, the snowblower. Did I mention it was only about 10 degrees out while we were playing in the snow? Which was an improvement on the 1F earlier.
Okay winter. I'm officially over you. Freezing rain is predicted for today, but by Thursday it is supposed to be 50F, so all of this will be gone. We got about 11 inches Saturday night and Sunday. Then, Hubby shoveled another 2 inches before he left for work this morning. So 13 or so just this weekend.
Since March "came in like a lion." I'm counting on it going "out like a lamb". Please?
And that's all I have for you this morning. The doily is within 10 rounds or so of being done so I want to wait to show you pictures. Of course, now that it's so big, each round takes a few hours so it will still be a few days at least before I finish.
For those of you that have wondered about my CASA training...I have been sworn in by the court in the state of Washington and now I am a certified CASA. However, I really don't see myself taking a case. I think my heart couldn't take it. Too many things to go into in this post, but I would want to protect each and every child and sometimes things just don't go the "right" way in the court system. As my dear friend Taci said, I don't know how to protect myself from all the emotions and heartbreak that would go with this kind of work. She works in this field every day and knows full well how things can turn out. I respect her opinion and love her for caring about me.
Apparently all three of "my" girls, Taci, Gracie and Teresa agree that my heart is too soft for that kind of volunteering and they let me know last time we were together. I am so grateful that God put these ladies into my life. They are the most wonderful sort of friends to have. I wish I lived closer and we could see each other more often. (And go to the pool with Gracie & Teresa!)
So, I'll just keep doing what I can do with my knitting and crocheting to help the little ones in our community. I have a batch of baby hats to deliver to the hospital soon, along with some burial buntings. As sad as that is, they are needed.
There are a myriad of other places I can help and that's what I'll do for now. God opens doors all the time for me to see where children need love and warm things. I can do that.
*******Edited to add-Guess what??? It's snowing AGAIN!!! Yippee!*******
Stay warm my friends and have a lovely, happy Monday.