November 26. I am grateful for electricity. (See “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” )
November 27. I am grateful for covered garages. With all this rain and snow we have been getting, I am extremely grateful that our apartment complex has a covered and secure garage. There is no having to scrape ice and frost off the windshield and windows and in the process losing a finger or two to frostbite. And there is no getting sopping wet as I am trying to unload the kids and groceries from the car if there happens to be a deluge of rain. I certainly appreciate the little things in life!
November 28. I am grateful for the holiday season and the great Christmas music I get to listen to. I love this time of year (ice not included) with all the decorations and festivities. I love the smell of cinnamon and gingerbread, I love to drink a good cup of hot cocoa and I love how there seems to be more giving and selflessness in the air. It is really neat to see people get into the true holiday spirit. I also normally love to sit in my house and admire the Christmas tree covered in an array of ornaments and lights … even if there aren’t any ornaments on the bottom half of the tree due to a certain toddler named Cory who loves to get his hands on things and destroy them. But this year since we are going away, we put up limited decorations so we don’t have to come home after the holidays and get rid of a tree. So I will just have to dream of my own Christmas tree and then admire everyone else’s … although at the end of December when I get back from California I am sure I will be extremely grateful that I have minimal decorations to put away !
November 29. I am grateful for deicer. Now if only I could get this great city that I live in to come use it on my street and in my neighborhood, I would be even more grateful !! Our lovely snow we had the other day quickly turned to ice and it has yet to melt. We got down to 18 degrees last night so the ice is still here. Our high is maybe going to break the freezing mark today, and we have cloud cover and our relative humidity is still about 81%, so I really can’t foresee how this ice is supposed to turn back into liquid form and just go away. However, we do have another storm forecasted for tonight. It is supposed to start out as snow and then turn to rain, which will hopefully get rid of the ice? I can certainly pray that this does the trick. And then on Thursday we are finally supposed to “warm” up to a toasty 42 degrees. Oh, how I miss the mild “winters” of Southern California right now.