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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).

I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.

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December 16, 2010

A Late Night Report

After my post below, it quit snowing for the rest of the day and into the evening.  It's about 11:30 p.m. now and I decided to check things outside my window and it is really coming down again.  So pretty with all the streetlights.  It reminded me of my childhood when I went through my phase of writing poetry and wrote this "ode to snow" or maybe it's an "ode to winter" or who knows?  I don't remember if I gave it a title. :)

Snow is falling, very white,
winter is such a pretty sight;
plants are resting, trees are bare,
how glad I am the snow is there.

And like most of the poems I wrote then, one really is almost compelled to say Burma Shave at the end of this one!

I loved it when it snowed when I was young and then as I got older and had to get up and go to work in the morning, I didn't find it so lovely, nor was I very glad it was there (unless it was so bad I couldn't get to work).  But now, as an old retired lady, I can just enjoy every minute of it and especially this close to Christmas, it has been delightful.


jamie said...

Yes, I love the snow, too. But not so much when I have to work. And not so much when I have 4 little dogs to take out that get snowballs stuck all over them!

Love the poem! A little jealous of you sitting there all cozy while the rest of us slugs are out here slurping through the day!

Christopher said...

Amen, Jamie!!
We got snow here too, finally... a bit of a let-down after last year's infamous blizzard with 20 inches... yesterday we got about 2 inches. They're suggesting we might get another light coating Sunday night. Perhaps a White Christmas is in store for us!

January said...

You're pretty adorable, Mama. :)

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