Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Wow - First of all, I can't believe that the last time I blogged was Thanksgiving! I think my life is finally slowing down and will get back to a normal pace and I can have some time.

Secondly, I can't believe the beautiful snowfall we had yesterday. If you don't live on the east coast you may not know about the big storm that came through and dumped at least a foot of snow in most places on the east coast. When I went to bed last night the news said 17 inches in Philadelphia but it was still snowing - don't know what the actual count is but it's a lot of snow.
It looks so pretty!
This is our 2nd snow of the season too - very unusual. We got about 3 inches the first weekend of December, when I was participating in my weekend show, and now this big snow!
I drove up to Massachusetts Friday to get Katie and the traffic was so awful coming home we stopped at my sister's house in New York and spent the night. George called me early yesterday morning and told me I better get on the road cause we already had gotten a couple of inches of accumulation in PA. I'm glad we did leave early and made it home safely only driving through snow the last hour and a half of the ride.
I was supposed to work at the shop today - another reason I've had no time for anything because I've been working weekends at the shop in addition to my real job - however with all the snow the shop will be closed (and once Christmas is over I will stop working weekends).
It will be nice to be home today for a change and catch up. Like I said, I think things are finally beginning to wind down and life should get back to a normal pace.

Our beautiful holly tree. I love having the tree right in our yard at this time of year. We are able to cut fresh holly and bring it indoors for the holidays.

It will take me a while to catch up to all of you but I'm looking forward to it to read about what has been happening in your worlds. I've missed you all - you have all become such a wonderful part of my life and it really has been empty without you.


Diva Kreszl said...

it is aall so beautiful!!! we've had close to 2 feet here at the Jersey Shore!

Kathy said...

Wow! You did get some snow. I'm jealous. We only got a couple of inches this time around. It looks beautiful. And just so you know....your snow is all we are hearing about on the news and weather here in the are national news this weekend!

Have a wonderful week and great to have you back!

Tommye said...

Good to hear from you, Beth. Lovely pictures of your winter wonderland. We only got rain and heavy winds. But I don't have to shovel my driveway. lol

lilylovekin said...

It is SO good to hear from you. You were on my mind alot yesterday for some reason. Your snow pictures are amazing! We do't get anything like that out here in CA., just grey skies. Happny holidays. Lorrie

Beth Anderson said...

Thanks - nice to be missed and nice to be back!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

My first full tiem christmas in AZ and I have to say I do not miss the snow AT ALL!!! Just looking at pictures are enough! Thanks for the posts of the white stuff!!

kelleysbeads said...

Have a Merry Christmas, Beth!

Silke said...

So wonderful to see you back! You've been missed!! I'm glad that life is going to slow down a little for you. I work going well for you?! I assume so. Your winter wonderland looks just beautiful!! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Silke