Monday, December 22, 2008


The sixth O Antiphon is O Rex Gentium, when we know that He is king of all the world of man.

In case those of you in warmer climates missed it, yesterday was the first day of winter. I know we weren't alone in having some nasty weather. Below zero wind chills, blizzard conditions from 40 mph winds, whiteouts and freezing roads. Today was sunny, but the roads around our house are so icy from the winds whipping across them for 2 days that they are very hard to drive on!

I think God is trying to tell us to stay home. Every time we try to leave to accomplish that "one last thing" something else happens to make it more difficult. After today's adventure with a flat tire and then another flat tire and a broken brake caliper (don't ask) I finally gave in. I was supposed to join some friends tonight for our annual Mom's Cookie Exchange, but no more! I am tired of the weather and am staying home. Hope the weather is better wherever you are.

Here are a few photos from yesterday, just in case you live somewhere where there is no snow!

Here is my husband pulling our car out of a snow-filled rut on our own driveway. At least it was close to home!
Some pictures of the snow-blown landscape. Imagine the 20 below zero wind chill temperatures so you can appreciate the last picture more!

This is where we spent the first official day of winter! I guess this is one thing you don't get to enjoy very often when you live somewhere that is warm all the time.

God Bless!