I have not been here in ages. I don’t really like making excuses. but I just deleted three separate posts that I began (one, weeks ago!) but left after having problems uploading photos and not being able to edit them. I’m not really sure why things are happening as they are, but I have a feeling it might be a problem with our web host. I am using WordPress for this blog and I really like the ease of use but they are telling me I need to update. I think our web hosting site is so far behind the times, I cannot update to the newest version on WP. I am suspecting this might be a probable cause of my difficulties publishing my entries.
Winter has been long and somewhat brutal this year! We have endured some long spells of cold temperatures that were well below “normal”. We didn’t have huge amounts of snow, but the cold temperatures and wind has caused more weather alerts to pop up on my phone than I ever remember. Thankfully, the cold is diminishing….little by little. We have even had a few days that felt *warm*!
One week ago, we were given a “Winter Weather Alert”, meaning that we might see some rain, freezing rain, and possibly snow. Why that alert wasn’t upgraded to a “Winter Storm Warning” is beyond me! We actually wound up with about eight inches of snow! It began with a pounding rain early in the evening, changing over to freezing rain, and by 10 pm, it was snowing like crazy! And the snow! When I began shoveling Sunday morning, it was like shoveling water….it was heavy! But….it warmed up on Tuesday and Wednesday, and much of it disappeared!
On Tuesday afternoon, I took Murphy outside and he immediately scrambled up onto a snowbank Mark made with the plow. That pup went absolutely crazy, rolling around in the soft (heated by the sun) stuff.
I was afraid he would roll right off the bank, but the snow was so soft, it conformed to his body!
Things have been moving right along here in the Bristolwood. Michelle is currently looking for a job. She wants to remain in the area, so she has been searching locally. Ben is attending Finger Lakes Community College and is doing very well. At this point, we are seeing that home schooling didn’t harm either child. (Although they might say otherwise!)
Mark and I are still getting together with friends every Tuesday night. It is a blessing to have such friends and it is a blessing to be able to get together as we do! We gather around the table for breaking of bread….and wow!…the incredible meals we get!!!….and then Mark and the “girls” practice music together. Sometimes there are eight or nine people, other times, twelve or thirteen. I really look forward to these times!
Now I have a great favor to ask. If you are inclined, would you please pray for a friend? His name is Mike and he is needing a miracle. I won’t go into details, but God knows Mike and He knows all about the situation. Basically, Mike needs a healing touch from God. Thank you, in advance!
Well, I am getting a bit antsy for kinder weather so we can get outside more. Right now, the wind is a-howling and it is pretty chilly out there. I think the Beatles summed it up fairly well…….. “Little Darlin’ it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter!” Now…..let’s hope “Here comes the sun”!