It's going to be helluva Saturday night snow storm according to the news. I'm always excited about extreme weather and am thinking to volunteer my joy to the National Weather Service as a weather spotter. The NWS has a kit they send out to prospective spotters and I'd have done it except that the required classes all seem to be during my regular work schedule. Maybe I should take a week off and do the classes anyway. Because I really like weather. You learn about clouds and how to recognize baby tornadoes. The kit came with a "hail size" detector card and suggests that all you really need is time to observe, a yardstick, and a rain gauge. That's it - I'm going to be an official weather spotter this year.
This morning was spent taking down Christmas.
I've made small piles of ornaments that the girls have received over the years. Now that they have their own homes they should have these. But they won't be getting my favorite ornaments which happen to be the ones that they made for gifts all so many years ago. Who would have guessed these would be so dear?
I can't quite figure out if I should continue this blog in the New Year. - Or if I do, what it will look like. Maybe it has just been all the busyness at work and the Holidays but the blogging thing has been harder for me to sit down to over the past month. I want something fabulous and it's hard to settle for just myself sometimes. What I do love about blogging is that way of looking at the world with the intent to comment on what I see, think, feel. It's a great way to practice mindfulness. I've enjoyed using the camera to capture just this or that to isolate something, expand it, keep a part of a memory, and share that memory. I love my virtual friends - what a blessing to me you have all been!
So...I must think about all of this and what direction seems real to me. Happy New Year to us all!