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Friday, February 3, 2012

Awoke to Snow

We awoke to about 4 inches of snow on the ground here in Santa Fe. RVPainter attributes this directly to the fact that I decided to pack my winter coat in storage yesterday, saying, "I can get by with my nice sweater coats."

I am delighted with this snowy day, as we have no place that we have to go, and I planned to write anyway. Hopefully RVP will do a painting too. I love it when he's over there at his easel and I'm over here clacking away on the laptop.

RVPainter made a nice sale of a large painting so he is very happy today, even though he is NOT happy about the snow. I said, "Forget the snow, embrace the Snow DAY!"

This is the painting he sold. Hmm.. interesting, he seems to like to paint snow.



Got my iPhone late yesterday and believe it or not, it is operational already! They actually make it quite easy. Today I have to get a new line for my old phone so I can call RVPainter and say things like, "Don't be a Snow Poop!" 

Actually, the sky is already lightening up, and I bet the sun will come out and we'll be all melty by noon. That's how it works in Santa Fe - we get, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year. That makes all the difference. The snow will stay on the mountains and they will look gorgeous! I'll try to remember to take a picture.

Otherwise, I really want to make headway on my book today, as my horoscope said that I'd be going into an unprecedented creative spell starting February 3rd. Must take advantage of that! (Let's hope they are right).

Have a great Friday everyone!

40 comments:

  1. I'm in Ohio. It's been 60 degrees this week when there should be a foot of ice on the ground. My daffodils popped through the ground this week.

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    1. Tonja! Isn't it crazy? We've been warm here too and I've seen little buds trying to pop up - I want to tell them - go back down there and wait a little while!!

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  2. DW - I think I'm allergic to snow!!! :>)
    I need to live in a warm climate with palm trees and beaches for 10 - 15 years to complete my study on the allergic content of snow. DH

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    1. I think that sounds just fine, sweetie. xox Palm trees and beaches make me smile.

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  4. That's a beautiful painting! We haven't had much of a winter here in the northeast. Random snow in October, a sprinkling of snow in December, and one snow day in early January. The rest of the days have been super mild for this time of year. I hope that doesn't mean winter is going to arrive when it's just about spring. I hate when that happens!

    Happy writing, Melissa, and go make that horoscope come true!!

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    1. Hi Laura, I love that painting too. So glad it has found a good home. Winter has been weird for everyone - hasn't it??
      My New England family and friends say its been very mild.

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  5. I agree that snow is best placed in the mountains. It's also nice to get a day to cocoon. You paint a cozy word picture of the two of you and your respective arts. Love that painting!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, RVP is blushing with all the compliments. it really is beautiful - it's quite a large painting, so very dramatic.

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  6. Snow does exactly the same thing here, it arrives, you enjoy it for a day or two, then it melts. But it covers the mountains at the higher elevations. It's really great because you never have to shovel or drive in it, if you don't absolutely have to go to town on a snow day.

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    1. Inger, that's what I told hubby when we moved here: what difference does it make if you don't have to go out in it? That's the nicest, when you don't HAVE to go out.

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  7. Your words are so inviting I just want to crawl into this blog post and live in it for the day.

    Happy writing.

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    1. Hi Kai, hope you are well. Let me know when you'd like to guest post -any time is fine.xo

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  8. Wow 300 days of sun! Snow must be a nice reprieve. It does I've us writers a good excuse to write!

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    1. Yes, we get all four seasons, but the sunshine is the winner. It makes winters very beautiful. Snow on the mountain, but sunshine warms us down here.

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  9. We normally have tons of snow in MN but hardly any this year. I am actually a little envious that you are having a snow day! Ha...remind me of that if we get dumped on. :-) Have a wonderful writing day.

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    1. Oh yes, you usually get nailed!! Winter has been strange for everyone this year, it seems. I'm really pleased with what I've accomplished so far today, hope to expand on it throughout the weekend!

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  10. I've seen one snow day here in Tennessee this winter--we don't usually get a lot of snow, but it seems like it's been warmer than usual this year. I love it.

    That painting is beautiful! I hope you guys enjoy your snow day! :D

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    1. RVpainter would love it too:-) Actually, I could spend some winters in a warm climate. Sounds good to me.

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  11. Hi everyone, I am loving this day! Sun's not out, but it's still melting down and no longer snowing. I wrote three chapters this morning - as Anne Lamott calls it "the sh#tty first drafts." These are very badly written, but they give me the bones of where I'm going. It's exciting! RVPainter says thank you for the nice comments on his painting too. :-D This is such a tomato soup and grilled cheese kind of day.

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  12. Beautiful painting! I love snow, actually. Here you have some and we still have very little up here in Fargo. Strange winter. You could send some up to me--LOL!! ;)

    Congrats on the three sh*tty chapters, BTW. ;)

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    1. Thanks Rita :-) They are very, very Sh#tty. Anne would be proud of me.

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  13. Four inches? We get excited about half an inch! I love the painting - very serene.

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    1. It's even lovelier in person. I'll tell him you liked it. :-)

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  14. i melissa,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
    Our winter is only just starting; as far as I'm concerned it can stay away for good this year. I thought I could save my plants from dying over winter but, sadly, that's unlikely once again.

    I too am a writer - you'll have t tell me how to stick with it, what's your secret? I always find something else that needs doing urgently - Beloved, my husband is/was a musician, i.e. you could call him an artist too.

    I'll follow you to find out more about you and I'd be happy if you followed me too.

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    1. Hi Friko, I'm following you. Thanks for coming by and saying hi. I actually think my secret is that I let it be all right to take time away from it. Then I return with vigor. that's what works for me anyway.

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  15. That's a really great painting. Past two winters here I have been snowed in, shops were closed and there was no food in the ones that were open, was great fun lol. But so far this winter has just had little sprinklings of snow, but I have prepared myself! Are there places in America that get snow like that?

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    1. Maybe Buffalo NY? They always seemed to get slammed! Weather patterns have definitely gone all weird on us, haven't they?

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  16. Good luck with that creative spell! We've had a nearly snowless winter here in Utah :O

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    1. Amazing, isn't it? We went to Sundance for Christmas the year you had the huge snowstorm.
      Thanks for the good wishes.

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  17. Beautiful painting by RVPainter. I can see why someone snatched it up. Hope you had a good day writing. I love it when we are gifted with a day like that when we are energized to write and circumstances seem to give us a "free" day.

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    1. Hi Maryann, I did have a good day!

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  18. "Snow poop"! I love that. I will remember it for sure. And crazy about the snow in Santa Fe . . . but you did pack your winter things so you kind of brought it on yourself. ;)

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    1. Yes, indeed, I did! It did melt though, so the Snow Poop didn't have to be too poopy :-)

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  19. Hope you talked him into enjoying the snow, too :)

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    1. Um...no ... Enjoy will never be the word!

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  20. That's a beautiful picture. We don't have snow here, but they say it's coming down from Scotland. As I'm the furthest away from Scotland you can be, I doubt we'll get any. But... we had too much last year so it's a relief not to be in peril as soon as I leave my front door.

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    1. It is a relief, isn't it, when you have to go out!

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  21. What a lovely picture. We don't get snow here, but I love it.

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  22. Gosh what a difference a few states over makes - we are sunny and warm, but as long as you don't have to go anywhere it is pretty. Sandie

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