How To Live Through A Blizzard (No Ordinary Monday)

In one verse: How you live through a blizzard. 
This one verse !!
Praise Him for His Word- which sustains me!
I clung to Psalm 37:3 and I promise it might be my life verse.
Feeding on His Faithfulness is my number one priority…

Well here we are in our little snowed in state, heading into week three of Home School. 
Most school is cancelled so my girl and I headed over for a visit for prayer (and fun for kids) this morning.
I was with two of my favorite friends on the planet AT THE SAME TIME and they also happen to be two sweet prayer warriors. Talk about a sweet way to get your foot up on Monday! 

Bad news: My computer is down, so I have limited access.
A great deterrent to checking Blog Stats! Blessing in disguise?
Oh that’s right, I never look at those. Lord have mercy! 
I’m learning!

Have a great week, peeps and hope you like the pictures from the weekend.

Friday night- it never stopped snowing! Yes, that is our Christmas Wreath still hanging. Why yes, I do know it’s February. We just have a LOT of Christmas Spirit and it refuses to be quelled. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves and my mom, who keeps asking us to take the
wreath down!
This guy showed up Pre-Blizzard. Is that a sign?
Pamela, I am asking you! He scared away all the other birds. 
A Blizzard provides great opportunity to make cards!
I stamped my way through Friday!
Welcome to Narnia!
Coffee is a priority. From my Hub’s perspective!
No power here or anywhere near on Saturday- NO PROBLEM!
Coffee and Hot Cocoa via  Mister Dad!
We are resourceful when we have to be…

Front of house. 
Blankets and Books…there are worse ways to spend a Saturday.

My mom watching the Electrical Crews work on the lines outside.
Grateful for the dozen workers and six trucks that worked from 2:30- 6:30
to restore our power. WE had it back by 8:30 Saturday night…or around there somewhere!

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Banjo loves the snow! However we are not happy with the Plow Guy. Grrrr….
Counting My Blessings:
389. Peace through this storm
390. Safety and His presence through it all.
391. Laughter 
392. A quick restoration of power.
393. Many who worked (are working) to provide power for all
394. Power, Peace and Presence supernaturally provided by an awesome God who supplies my needs and BLOWS ME AWAY daily with His faithfulness and surprises. 

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janis Cox
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 23:06:04

    Oh such a blessing to have picked your post. My family had the blessing of snow in Canada. We are wintering in ARizona which is going through a “cold spell” but nothing can match the north.I love the pictures, particularly “Welcome to Narnia”. If you need a week's worth of activities on the them of turtles – I have the book with a free 24 page curriculum.Love your rock picture too with a Scripture.Blessings,Janis http://www.janiscox.com

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  2. Dawn Paoletta
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 23:18:43

    Janis, thank you for your kind words! I will check out your blog when I am able to have some computer time. I have phone access but not as enjoyable!

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  3. Recovering Church Lady
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 01:54:28

    Great post, so very glad you made it through without major damage to your home.

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  4. Dawn Paoletta
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 02:38:38

    Thanks, susie- grateful for that too. Especially if you would hav heard the wind! Worse than Sandy and more scary sounding.

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  5. Lauree
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 02:49:02

    I too enjoyed starting my Monday with such inspirational ladies. Love the pictures and I knew you(he)couldn't continue without the coffee that Saturday. BTW next time you go stamp crazy call me!

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  6. BARBIE
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 06:44:03

    Wow, that's some serious snow. I love the coffee being heated on the BBQ. Stay warm!

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  7. Denise
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 09:10:16

    I hope you are through the worst of it Dawn; stay warm and keep those thankful and positive thoughts and attitude in motion! Blessings and prayers for an early spring!Denise

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  8. Stacy
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 10:32:41

    Glad everyone is safe and sound and none the worse for wear after the big snow. We went without power after a storm for 3 days once when I was a kid. I thought it was a grand adventure…cooking in the fireplace, parents who had nothing better to do in the evenings than play games, sleeping under mountains of quilts…I doubt now that my parents shared my enthusiasm. lol Have a wonderful week!

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  9. quietspirit
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 22:57:18

    I wondered about you and your family. We still have memories of the Blizzard of 1978 here. Things like blizzards get people to the grocery store. When I worked in a library, I often heard, “I need to get some books in case we get snowed in.” If I heard it once I heard it a thousand times.

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  10. Mystic_Mom
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 00:12:06

    Love! Love! Love!

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  11. Denise
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 00:43:17

    Good post.

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  12. Kel Rohlf
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 20:54:03

    Dawn- My thoughts and prayers were with you as you weathered another storm! Beautiful pics! Glad you have power! Love how God gave you just what you needed…time to be with family, coffee and stamping cards!

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  13. Pamela M. Steiner
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 19:25:37

    Thank you for calling my attention to this post today! I've kind of had a busy week and haven't been keeping up with my writing and reading. I have to confess, we have been watching the 1st and 2nd seasons of “Downton Abbey” in the evenings and I'm hooked….never saw it before this. Now I have to find the 3rd season from the beginning and get up to date…I've never been this hooked on a TV show before in my life, but it “reads” like a good book that I just can't put down! To answer your question about the Hawk visiting, yes, could be a sign of the storm to come if you have not seen him before visiting your yard/birdbath. He may have been looking for a pre-storm meal to tide him over until the snow clears! You are fortunate to get such a good picture of him. They are beautiful, even if they are deadly to other birds and critters. So glad you all survived the storm and made the most of it. Now just wait for spring to come. 🙂

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