Will it or won’t it ?? Oh, and a happy anniversary to us. . .

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Mahatma Gandhi

(the ominous forming of icicles / Julie Cook / 2015)

Perhaps it derives from a sense of solidarity with our northern kinsmen—
Those hearty New Englanders who are currently burdened, as well as heavy ladened, by the 9 foot and growing mountain of snow which has beset misery and woe upon our northern brethren in oh so many weeks.

Perhaps it is because of the still painful memory of the debacle of Atlanta’s SnowJam 2014 with
visions of the interstates as frozen parking lots and children camping out in their frozen-in-place school buses. . .

Perhaps it is because we are simply tired of the abundance of cold dreary rain and are, by sheer force, willing this miserable liquid to be something different. . .

Today marks the 3rd day in recent weeks that our school systems, at the behest of the Governor, have canceled school due to snow. . .might I add that there has been no snow.

This being a cancellation of anticipation.
Hummmmm. . .
Have you ever had a snow day without any snow?

Our weather woes and worries have become a much ado about nothing sort of affair. . .as in we have been warned for days and days in advance that calamity is soon to be riding in on the snow packed Northerly winds as the southern streaming Gulf moisture rides up to meet it. . .a scenario for the perfect Winter Snowstorm meeting in the middle—it’s just that nothing really seems to ever meet in order to materialize. . . other than up in the north Georgia Mountains where such happenings are expected.

As mere mortals, we are constantly trying our utmost best to corral the fickled wiles of Mother Nature. We study radar and charts, we compare highs and lows, we listen, we watch, we probe, we dig, we explore, we enlist the myriad of satellites circling the earth like lonely buzzards over head in search of calamity and catastrophe. We pat ourselves on the back when, by chance, we actually hit the forecasting nail on the head and then are quick to point fingers, while casting blame, when we’re caught by surprise.

So on this day of standing on the periphery of will it or won’t it, while I mindlessly join the masses who are making the dutiful pilgrimage to the grocery stores in search of the vastly fleeting and survival necessary bread and milk, as once again we stay glued to the windows in search of the elusive snowflake, I want to take a moment to wish both you and I a warm and loving Happy Anniversary. . .

Anniversary you ask?
Yes, yours and mine, as in ours. . .
Two years ago on the 25th of February 2013 you and I began this little blog journey–together.
Well actually I started the journey relatively alone and by myself–as in I ventured out into the unknown blogoshpere not even knowing what a blogoshpere was. . .

But two blessed years and 859 posts later here we are. . .you and I. . .together!
What a Blessing. . . and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!

You bring me joy daily as you allow me to wax and wane, grouse and sing, vent and create. . .we support one another and we share. . .
We share the ups and downs of life–of which none of us are exempt. . .
And so it is on this 2nd anniversary of this journey we call Life, as visited via the blogoshpere, I thank you for walking by my side—it always makes a journey so much more meaningful, bearable, fun as well as magical walking side by side don’t you think. . .so thank you for taking this journey with me, by my side. . .

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’

Numbers 6:24-26




14 comments on “Will it or won’t it ?? Oh, and a happy anniversary to us. . .

  1. timelesslady says:

    Beautiful photographs. Our schools closed a few times in anticipation too…only to have no snow arrive. Today it is snowing, but they kids are in school. Have a happy day.

  2. Andy Oldham says:

    Congrats on two years! So happy to be on this journey with you!

  3. Karen says:

    Congratulations for two wonderful years of inspiring writing. Your posts are always a pleasure to read. I share many of them with my husband as I did with this one today. I had to laugh out loud about snow days with no snow…although I do know everyone is concerned about the safety of children.

    • Thank you Karen–I hope the move is underway or will be soon—get thee to some warmth!!!–if I’m sick of it here in north Georgia, I can only imagine how you feel!!
      Hugs and love—Julie

      • Karen says:

        The house should be finished around May but we won’t move permanently until our home in New Hampshire is sold and we can’t start showing it until the snow melts. Thanks for your friendship.

  4. David says:

    Happy Anniversary, Julie! Sorry I am a couple of days late but it has been a busy week. Last night while being driven from Limerick to Cork I experienced a good ten minutes of very heavy snow. It was a little worrying as we were on back roads at the time. This morning it is beautiful and clear, although I can see that the cars in the hotel car park are frosted over.

    I wish I had found your blog earlier than I did. I am glad someone shared one of your posts. I have been hooked ever since!

    Blessings, David

    • Thank you David—you are too kind—snow eh…we’ve had school called here for 2 days this week due to snow. . .that never seemed to materialize for us…go figure—safe travels David—Julie

  5. lljostes says:

    Congratulations, Julie! I know I have really enjoyed getting to know you via your blogs–your creativity and “eye” for visually aesthetic nature photos are what drew me in and keep me coming back to see what’s on your heart and mind! Hugs ~ Laura

  6. Lynda says:

    Julie, I’m late with my good wishes as I have been away to a funeral and before that busy with a mid-term. I think you already know that I look forward to your posts and enjoy the friendship that has grown here on this site. Blessings and prayers!!

  7. Oh I’m so glad you ventured out here in the blogosphere and that we managed to connect out there in cyberspace. You are one of the brightest spot’s in my days, and I would be so unhappy if you weren’t popping in my inbox every morning. Congratulations on two years. Here’s to many more for both of us! Love you bunches, Natalie 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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