Heart of a Southern Woman

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It’s Been Snowing in North Carolina

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I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Between Naps on the Porch by Susan,  http://betweennapsontheporch.net ,          earlier today, when I noticed that she was saying that Spring was coming early to Georgia and that their daffodils were blooming and other early spring flowers! We are not that far away, only up in Raleigh, NC, but we woke up to 16 degrees today, with snow from Saturday still on the ground! We only had about three inches, but it was wonderful, packable, playable snow! And it fell , it poured–for several hours with the largest , fluffiest snowflakes I’ve ever seen! I swear it looked like cotton falling from the sky! My daughter Ali lives about 20 minutes from us, and she took this lovely video of the snow as it began to fall! 

You have to remember, we don’t have a lot of snow here, so when we do, its a major event! An event to be enjoyed by all! It is hard to believe we could be that different just a couple states away from each other! I believe today was our coldest day this winter, and of course, it felt like it! However, even though we ‘ve had this cold, snowy weather, I know we’ll be catching up with Georgia very quickly!

 Meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying these beautiful narcissus that a friend gave me– forced bulbs to bloom inside and chase the winter blues away! If you’d like to know how to force bulbs, I’ll be glad to tell you, just leave me a note in the comments section. Notice the snowmen on the planter for these  narcissi–snowmen! They are so cute and playful! Some of you know that I collect snowmen. Now I feel vindicated that I left my collection of snowmen out after Christmas. Maybe I can’t go out and build a snowman anymore, but I can hug one of my big ole fluffy snowmen inside and squeeze his little hand and let him sing Winter Wonderland to me! LOL
Want a peek at my collection? 

This is Max and me in the back ❤

Outside yesterday, our neighbors were building a real snowman! 

So beautiful! I used to love to play in the snow, now I love to watch others play in it! Since I need my power wheelchair to go far outside, going out in this kind of weather is just not possible. But I get to give the hot cocoa and cookies when they come inside! I thought my five year old grandson was going to kiss me he was so happy with his gloves right out of the dryer after his first bout outside! LOL Before putting them on, he had picked an icicle and excitedly brought it inside to show everyone! Of course, it was freezing his little hands and dripping water on everyone and everything! LOL Oh the joy of being five! 

Now, I know some of this excitement over 3 inches must seem really silly to some of you! I have cousins living in New Hampshire, Massachusettes, and New York. They’re still digging out from the storm of the century and three feet of snow! They lost power for days, but they are a hardy stock and very adventurous! Here in the sunny South, we like our snow, here today…gone tomorrow! A new neighbor moved in recently, having come from the northeast. Right after an unusual five inch snow, they asked if they could borrow our snowshovel. Hmmm…we’ve never owned a snow shovel…snow never lasts long enough to actually shovel! Around here, we just wait for it to melt! LOL
    So, tell me how you cope with snow, how much have you had to cope with this year? Do you love or hate it! Until another day, stay warm, and enjoy your hot chocolate! 

Author: Helen Holshouser

Old enough to enjoy life, I am a Red Hatter, grandmother, gardener, and amateur genealogist. I am a retired clinical psychologist, master's level, who is disabled with heart disease, but having fun with family and friends. Married over 40 years, I have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. I have learned that grandchildren provide a joy one never knew existed---writing feeds my soul, gardening is therapy, and genealogy research makes me feel like a detective!

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