Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Winter Blizzard

Two Children Bring Home a Barrow-Load of Firewood for the Christmas Fire

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Everything has been canceled today. We have a snowy blizzard outside our window. It is so pretty. I did some grocery shopping yesterday so we are safe indoors and enjoying a warm home.

I am going to do a little cooking today and have some hot chocolate. I plan to read in my favorite chair, near the hearth. The children will read and then spend the afternoon outdoors with their sleds.

I have been in a lot of pain for the past week or so, but am much better today. Life is getting back to normal.

Amy (14) has been working on a cross-stitch pattern. She is the only one in our family who knows how to do this. Or maybe, I should say, the only one who has enough patience to do it!

I have all the children home today. We will do our best to be happy and quiet and enjoy our time together. Mr. White is also home on vacation. He has been doing projects throughout the house.

I am striving more and more for an old fashioned life. I want to focus on Scripture and the old ways. I want to avoid technology as much as possible.

I am taking the children's television and putting it away. During the month of October, I put it aside. Then, when they became ill with the flu several weeks ago, I pulled it back out for them. I have told them it will only be for sick times. They get so much more accomplished and are much more creative without the TV. I remember when I was a small child. There was one TV in our livingroom. Then Mother had a tiny set which was kept in a closet. If we were ill in bed, she would bring us a tray of soup and ginger ale and she would bring in that little set for us to watch. This is such a nice tradition and I want to do it for my own children.

I would love to pull out an old book by Charles Dickens and just sit quietly and read. Maybe I will look through our library collection and see what I can find.

I have enjoyed our visit. I hope you have a peaceful, wonderful day!

Mrs. White


mommyx12 said...

We have lots of snow too. Definitely a cozy day at home!!

~ Denise ~ said...

Wow! A blizzard?! I guess I should stop whining about our 18 degree weather (sans snow). :) Enjoy your peaceful winter day, my friend.

Jennifer Perkins said...

Sharon, I soooo love your writing. :o)

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