Snow, snow, snow!
Nov. 12, 2013 1:36 pm
Updated: Nov. 22, 2013 3:28 am
If you live in Northeast Ohio you know it's going to snow eventually. Sometimes it snows sooner than others, and sometimes it's still snowing in May. Well - last night was our first real snow of the season! It started out raining, but by the time I
let Suzy out for her final border patrol around the yard, it was beginning to be snow and sticking on the deck railing. We woke up to about an inch and a half - with more expected. The trees were all white and it was like walking in a winter-wonderland out
to the car.
I hate to admit it - but I love the snow. At least for the first couple weeks. Then I'd be happy to see it disappear; as long as we get a white Christmas. This year I was ready for the snow - I beat Old Man Winter to the punch! Leaves were all duly blown
away off the grass and firewood stacked to the rafters in the basement with enough more stacked outside for fires all winter long. Enough for several winters in fact, thanks to the great old white oak that grew tired of standing sentinel at the edge of our
woods and crashed to the ground last year. I not only got a new roof, new siding, new walkway, new window, new satellite dish, and new corner of the garage but we also got plenty of firewood for our fireplace. Jon had winterized the camper on Sunday and
covered up the air conditioner. Yup! We were ready!
I also had my stock of Christmas tea purchased from the West Side Market. I pulled my trusty teapot down from the shelf and got it all cleaned up and ready to go. Nothing better than to come home from work on a blustery day and have a "spot of tea". All day
at work I kept thinking of my special tea at home. When I finally got home I heated up my water and filled my tea ball with the Christmas tea. It smells heavenly! It is a mixture of black and green teas with just a hint of spice, orange, vanilla - all the
wonderful scents of Christmas! I carried my steaming mug to the living room and sat down, ready to unwind and enjoy my tea. Immediately my lap was full of a big yellow cat and a huge, slobbery black lab! I managed to set my mug aside and after I received
the exuberant welcome home complete with wet, sloppy kisses from Suzy, I enjoyed my tea. I do believe that half hour was the best half hour of my day! I'm already thinking of the repeat tomorrow.