As I sit here watching the snow pile up minute by minute I am wondering if we will get out of here in the morning for our flight to Florida. I went online and checked with the airline and it says there could be problems getting out of here and out of Philly. Guess we will just wait and see and check their site late tonight or very early in the morning. I will continue to pack and get things done around the house that I like to do before we go anywhere, why that is important I don't know, but I like my house spotless when I am away. Guess it's like when we were young our mothers always told us to wear clean underwear in case we got in an accident and had to go to the hospital. Heaven forbid anyone should see ragged undies or a dusty table. :o)
The latest snowfall amounts are expected to be about 16 -20 inches. My wonderful mail lady just brought my mail up to the porch so that I wouldn't have to walk out to the mailbox! I love small town living, people do things like that for you!
The deer have been coming regularly for their grain especially when it is the beginning of a bad storm. I took these pictures through a window so they aren't very clear but you can get an idea of how big they are.
These are books that I am taking on my trip to read while on the plane and hopefully out by the pool. I'm sure you all have heard about this father son duo that is so inspirational. Rick and Dick Hoyt have done thousands of races with Dick pushing Rick in a wheelchair. They also have done marathons and triathlons with Rick in an inflatable boat that Dick pulls in the water. If you want to cry, laugh and be totally inspired check this book out.
I'm also going to read this book by Dr. David Jeremiah. My Dad gave this to me some time ago and this will be a good chance to dig into it. Anything by Dr. Jeremiah is wonderful and full of timely advice.
Last but not least I bought another Gooseberry Patch cookbook while in Portland last week. They have them at the Cracker Barrel gift shop and I can't go in there without coming out with at least one. This is a small 3X5 size which fits right into my pocketbook and I have been reading it while in waiting rooms and in my car when I go to pick up someone. This one is going to Florida with me too, as I have said before I read cookbooks like novels.
Speaking of Gooseberry Patch, I just entered one of my favorite recipes in a contest that they are having right now. It's one that has been passed down in the family for at least three generations straight from Italy. Not saying what it is but keep your fingers crossed for me, it would be fun to be published! :o)
Well I really need to go finish packing and stop playing on this computer. Needled Mom is out there in the sunshine packing too so I hope we make it to our conference as it's the only time we get to spend time in person. She has a direct flight so shouldn't have any problem except that three hour time change which can be a bear! See you there tomorrow night NM!!!!! If my luggage doesn't arrive I will be the one in jeans and snow boots! :o)
One last thing. This is for any of you that live in Maine. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation is giving away money and we at Bangor Humane Society could sure use some of it. If you go to www.bangor.com/cmm it will bring up a list of all of the nonprofit organizations that could win $1,000 or the top prize of $5000 and we sure could use your vote! It takes all of 5 minutes, go to Greater Bangor and check off Bangor Humane Society. You have three votes so Central Maine has Kennebec Valley Humane Society could use your vote too. The third vote can be any of the others as they all are worthy. You have to reside in Maine to do this, otherwise it will be deleted. Thank you so much in advance!!!!