snow on lilacs in Colorado may 11, 2014

Snow or sun: Happy Mother’s Day!

Snow on Mothers Day in Fort Collins - 5/10/14 snowy peony snowy purpleI had every intention of ‘sleeping in’ on Mother’s Day. Sleeping in means 7:30 a.m. or so. However, at 6:15 when I lifted my head from my pillow I saw one thing – the branches of my tree bent over. No dallying for me… I flew out of bed and into warm winter clothes. It was snowing – the wet heavy snow that is often the case in April and May snow in Colorado. The weight of the snow lands on the branches that are just budding out they break and are ruined forever…

So, after knocking snow off trees, bushes, flowers and tables – I walked around the neighborhood. When I finished my exploration, I was soaked! My heavy winter coat and ski gloves were no match for this weather.

A hot cup of tea, Sunday Morning CBS, the Sunday paper and soon it will be time to make my rounds again and free the branches and trees of the snow that continues to fall.

Happy Mother’s Day to all my sisters, cousins, friends, nieces, neighbors, fellow bloggers and to all those wonderful men who step in and fill the mother role when needed. And a special hello to my long departed Mom (aka Ma).


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Snow Day Today (Oct 26!) Yippee!

snowmanThe first snow of the season came through my neighborhood during the week hours of the morning taking down aspen branches and painting the neighborhood white.
Eight inches of heavy wet snow are still falling and the temperatures continue to drop.

It’s pretty out there … even more so when I know I don’t have to leave my house. It’s a snow day today and I am smiling.

We all need a snow day now and then, don’t we?

What shall I do today?

  • 5:30 am Shake my trees and branches and hope they don’t snap with the weight of the heavy wet snow
  • 8:00 – 10:00 am Blackboard Collaborate meeting (the beauty of online webinars!)
  • 10:00- 11:00 am Dance/Exercise in my studio (aka basement)
  • 11:00- 11:55 am Learn how to use Club Runner
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Shovel the driveway and sidewalk
  • 1:00 – 1:50 Back to Clubrunner
  • Take a walk
  • Read my book (One Amazing Thing)
  • Decide what other things I want to do!

A bit of work, a bit of play and lots of NO DRIVING!