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Peach State says: Unzipped Skies

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The darkening skies suddenly gave way a few minutes ago. Hubby was on his way down the stairs and the larger-than-life drops pelted the house. “Can you say FLASH FLOOD?”
The good news is that hubby’s car is in the garage…the bad is that he has to drive in this driving rain falling from the Unzipped Skies!

I am sitting in my chair as the soft rumblings of distant thunder reaches my ears. My constant companion is by my side awaiting the next sip. Precious Princess is on her “Captain Jack Sparrow” blanket as she begins her deep breathing. “And she’s out!” I am tucked in all nice and comfy cozy in my home…not in Paris, France as pictured above. “One of these days…maybe!”
Until then I will continue to dream and cherish my home filled with family.

My ADHD was in overdrive yesterday…but in a good way! I cleaned and polished the kitchen counters as I rearranged them. (Insert sneaky chuckles…) So much was accomplished and I found some great recipes.

The sound of rushing water down the drain pipe reaches my ears…my eyes are heavy and long to close. Maybe just a few minutes!

I will write later…and share a recipe with you!

Stay dry and Have a great day!

Peach State

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Peach State says: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas- Welcome to Georgia

Snowfall over night last year

This time last year we had snow on the ground and high were in the 30’s.  This year the high Christmas Day will be in the mid 50’s and the low will be about 35.  Welcome to Georgia!  Thunderstorms are expected today and tomorrow as we reach into the high 60’s.  So much for a “White Christmas”!

I sit here and look out my office window to see overcast skies with a breeze blowing through the trees.  It looks cold outside but wait…this is Georgia…it is pleasant and spring like.  I have grown up knowing, that when it comes to weather in the south, tornadoes do not have a set time or season and we can have snow and ice in the spring.  There have been memorable White Christmases here and they are beautiful.  But, between you and me and the front porch, they can cause more bad than good.  People here in the south think they can drive in it…Nope!  The power can flicker and go out…”What good is a dark Christmas Tree?”  At least you can use the deck for a refrigerator!  That is until the sun comes out.

I lived in Washington State for years and had the opportunity to be in the snow.

I love snow and watching it is mesmerizing.  The varied sizes of the falling flakes provide for hours of entertainment.  The tree branches bow in respect as the snowflakes land gently among them. The clean, white covering hides the brown landscape and bare trees.  The Georgia Pine is frosted with a glistening fluff  creating a splendid view that thrills my very soul.

Driving in snow is a exciting, skill based activity that should force you to turn around and go home.  I really admire those who live in the snowy areas and commute in these treacherous conditions.  Living in Georgia I realize my limitations and prepare for the possibility of  power failures and no emergency trips to the store.  I have to face the fact that there will be no White Christmas for me this year.

So…something more realistic maybe… “I know!”

I’m Dreaming of a Cold Christmas!  A girl can dream can’t she!

D.L.