My social media page was filled with negative comments about the snow storm. Yes, I know the snow is an inconvenience. But the natural occurrence is absolutely beautiful. To be honest, everyone was warned about the snow in advance. The shutdown of offices, businesses, and schools due to inclement weather is for the safety of everyone. I cannot see why people were complaining.
Personally, I think you should enjoy the extra moments with your family. Go outside, build a snowman, do a project together, etc. Enjoy the official snow day from work and school. But, that’s just my opinion.
The biggest news for my area is the snow storm. Mid-Michigan could receive between 6 to 10 inches of snow by tomorrow afternoon. Since I work out of my home, I find the snow beautiful. I was out in the slightly snowy covered roads earlier this morning. But they had not begun to get slippery yet. Now the roads are completely covered, state offices are closed and schools were sent home early. Safe travels to anyone who is still out and about.
Snow storms remind of childhood when schools were closed. My mother always had extra children at the house on snow days. The day would be filled with sledding, snowmen, warm cocoa and homemade entertainment. Even though some of the snow storms brought no electricity, we still enjoyed ourselves. We haven’t lost power yet. Numerous people in the area are already without power. So we will see what the night brings.
I managed to meet my writing deadline early which gives me time to write for myself and “play” with pictures.
So, I am currently watching the live stream of the Brit Awards. I am keeping notes on the artists I do not normally hear; I can see a large iTunes bill in my near future. I am always listening to music when I write. I like different genres to fit the mood of my characters. So, if anyone has any music suggestions please pass them my way.
Mid-Michigan is in the middle of a snow storm right now. So, I have put some extra wood in the fireplace to stay warm. Now, I am just working on some old negatives turning them into digital prints. I am thankful that I really did not have anywhere important to go today. The area could see up to 14 inches of snow by morning. I am just hoping that all those who have to get out for work are safe in their travels.
I honestly do not think these photos have been viewed since they were taking. No one remembers the photos. But I am enjoying the trip down memory lane. The first photo I am sharing with all of you today is of my grandfather and his first wife. He was actual married twice before he met my grandmother. At the same time, she had been married two times before. They both agreed the third marriage was the best. I love the old car in the photo, I wish I had that to play around with today.
I was surprised to find a photo of myself mixed in with his negatives. Of course, I can’t really remember him taking the photo. I can tell you the photo is over 40 years old. The photo made me laugh. My mom always tried to put us girls in dresses. If you look closely at the photo, you will notice I am not wearing any shoes and I have band aids on my knee. I loved being outdoors. Still do. And, yes I still walk around with no shoes on during the summer. I think being without shoes connects you with nature.
I hope everyone has a wonderful evening. If you are out in this nasty snow storm, safe travels.