We've had two more snows since I last posted.
I'm most assuredly,
NOT tired of it yet!
Judging from the bellyaching and complaining around town,
I have a hunch that I might be the only one in the county
to have such a welcoming opinion toward the white stuff!
Why?? It's undeniably beautiful and complaining won't make it go away!
|View toward Big and Little House Mountains|
A routine walk down the road in the snow
changes my perspective so that it seems I've never been here before.
I can come home to an entirely new house!
Everyday little things like a shoe print
become tiny worlds of wonder with glittery flakes and ice crystals.
Not blogging doesn't mean there's been nothing happening,
Between the usual things like card games (bridge is still an addiction),
music (The Broadway Boys at W&L and The Honey Dewdrops at the Krantz'),
Newcomers activities (we definitely eat well!),
and work (approx 2 days a week nowadays),
I've found time begin and participate in plenty of new activities.
First thing to announce is that I completed a training course to become a CASA volunteer.
CASA's are Court Appointed Special Advocates who volunteer for judges
within in the court system and serve as voices/advocates
for children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
For the last 7 weeks, it's been "scenarios" and simulated cases;
yet to be seen is whether I can handle the mental/emotional challenges
that will go along with the job in real life situations.
If I can curtail my natural urge to "fix" things and/or castigate someone I think is guilty,
then I'm hopeful that it will be a useful and challenging way
to do something positive within my new community.
Stay tuned for more announcements of things past and present!
|Tulip Poplar Limbs Against a Gray Snowy Sky|