Some Grumble, Some Stay Sweet

People are losing it for sure. Today the traffic in and around Boston was so bad folks were calling in to WBZ Radio to yell about how in an entire hour they had gone only 75 yards.

Here’s a picture looking out at my back yard in early 2015. I look at it and marvel at the fact that I took it in the dead of winter, a couple of weeks into this lively new year.


It’s hard to believe we had such a green January – and a green December too, as you can see by my little seasonally dressed friend sitting at the window in our kitchen to peek out.


This is the view out that window today:


We WOULD have scraped the snow off this little roof that comes up only to the tops of our heads, but even my tallest house guests kept sinking past crotch-height in this super-deep snow, which is acting a lot more like quicksand.

So no wonder people are getting grouchy.

I’m getting grouchy myself and even yelled “Christ!” in anger in this very kitchen on Monday before of an audience of sweet and deluded young people who I think previously thought I was Mother Theresa.

But the really sweet person? The female letter carrier who left a note I saw about digging  out one’s mailbox.

And how do you know she’s so nice? You just have to give the notice a more-than-cursory glance: she drew  a little smiley face right near the bottom .


 God bless the even-tempered huh? Now please somebody come quick and help me with these swords!


the view from the window of my second story office.  

6 thoughts on “Some Grumble, Some Stay Sweet

  1. I waited 67 years to see these beautiful sights and to have mail that feels just as cold as water out of the faucet. Again, your pictures capture the moment.

  2. I’m south of Boston here (I can see Boston from my window) where we are bearing the brunt of all these storms. Don’t ask what I had to pay to get my garage roof shoveled off. After many calls, I found a roofer who would answer – and he promised to come. But first he wants to know if there is acess by way of a driveway; otherwise he ain’t comin’. My neighbor had shoveled and kept on shoveling my paths and driveway when all this began. He parks his truck in my driveway overnight, as there is no room in his because of his wife’s car. So I guess my reputation is in shreds now. Hot ziggity!

  3. someday we shall all thaw….. and it’s snowing again…. i think i have same little bear as you in the first picture.. ;0)

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