Happy Saturday to everyone and just everything! I’ve been hearing from good pals out in KS; seeing the photographs and even from my friend Stephen Bright who works through the snow thunder in KS for that wonderful organization of COMFORT KEEPERS… the snow, the drifts, the roads of horror as he braved it in his SUV to rescue staff stranded and then made his way to see patients, clients and ultimately to his office. The stranded cars, the tow truck business thriving and the plows that were stuck and even those that in their quest to clear roads managed to plow snow right against driveways rendering vehicles unmovable to the ones who needed to get out! There are those plow drivers that seem to get a great “kick” out of rendering cars helpless along with their drivers… could it be they have family members in the great tow truck business or a sideline business themselves out there in KS? Just a thought here as I hear from some good folks who find themselves now unable to get out of their drives to do the good work and vital work that they do for others! Hospice, healthcare, homecare never closes and the needs to get to work continue around the clocks in all types of weather…
Yes winter has again made its mark in the Midwest, and continues to astound folks. the pictures are quite stunning of snow in the trees, yet I sure wouldnt’ want to be IN it.
Just yesterday reports came in from Chicago stating that the cold and severe storm there had in fact decreased and postponed “murders” in the city! Yes you read it right; now the snow of 2013 has taken the cake. Murders are postponed due to the weather in Chicago! The words “postponed” really had me, as though school had been postponed there yet they spoke of murders. REally?
This is the view from behind the wheel of Mr. Bright as he attempted to get to those Comfort Keepers in KS… and ultimately found his way to his office. I do believe he has spent a couple of nights on the couch once he got there safely, after tucking patients in, after rescuing staff. The only ones on the roads are those who have to be; the first responders, those who are in the business of caring for others, those who just have no other choice! YOU are a bright warrior Stephen and I am grateful you are safe.
And today, we hear of Colorado being next on the list of the SNOW, and just so those out west don’t think they are being picked on by Mother Nature… New England is bracing for yet another dose of the white stuff as well. The third snow storm in 3 weeks for the East Coast and New England. Prayers going up for all being stressed, affected and in harms way all over the snow lands and cold lands.
the good news is?
1. Spring is indeed getting closer.
2. Remember that Chicago has had a postponement or delay of Murders as a result of SNOW and cold weather…. so perhaps that is the answer. We just send the arctic air, all the snow year round to the windy city, and crime and horrid things will just stop and desist.
3. YOU can write very creative things in food color in the snow
Hoping you all have your creativity out and have bought out the food coloring in your local stores when you were able to get out… Now this is a sign whose time has come… Make some fun, some rainbows, color that snow and leave your prints in living color.
Wishing you all warmth, good times, and great patience in the snow, the rain, the thaw and the sun… Sending you hugs on the suns rays…
Be kind to each other and gentle with yourself.
Walk in Beauty
- Winter storm could last into early Friday (journalstar.com)
- Sadistic Plow Driver Dogg Doesn’t Care If He Plows Your Car In (wzlx.cbslocal.com)
- DOT WARNING: Drive Carefully Near Snowplows (whotv.com)
- Snow Plow Driver Brags About Burying Cars In YouTube Video (boston.cbslocal.com)
- KC’s streets are brutal even by Wisconsin standards (bizjournals.com)