Baby took her first selfie while she stayed nice and warm inside with grandma. The g-kids and my kid spent the night last night anticipating the coming blizzard. We stayed up late wondering if we were going to get the promised gargantuan snow that was promised for days prior. No snow by 11:00 p.m. and everything for Tuesday had already cancelled. Tuesday we woke up to snow but not of blizzard proportions. Several lost power due to the snow but we didn't and are grateful for that. Incredibly wet and perfect snowman and hot cocoa snow. (By the way, the temp on Sunday was mid-fifties and all the previous snow had mostly melted which made for some pretty ugly snowman body parts. Ha Ha) By this evening it was snowing like nobodies business. We are doing another sleep over just because who doesn't love being snowed in with people they love? Good news til we have to shovel again or lose power. Ugh.
Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.