December

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life23 Comments

December

This is a photo of my window, taken from the inside. I have an old house. And old windows. And they become covered with the most beautiful frost. And if you stand anywhere near the window, though closed tightly, you'd swear the window was actually open a crack, such is the draft.

We had a lovely snowfall on Saturday. Me, in all of my psychic glory, decided on Friday night that we had to go to Target, as a family, to purchase all matter of snow acoutrements—new boots, snow pants, hats, gloves—in preparation for the forecasted Storm of the Century of the Week. And lo, the snow actually came to pass and I looked like a really smart and prepared Parent of the Century of the Week.

That doesn't happen every day.

I am taking an uplanned trip to Seattle tomorrow, to attend the funeral of my best friend's father.

Until I'm back, here's to life, in all it brings us.

In memory of Robert Moran.

 

 

Cathy ZielskeDecember

23 Comments on “December”

  1. #2
    Ingunn

    Amazing frost, I thought they were trees.

    Sorry about the funeral – I’ll be sending good vibes to you and your friend and hope that the storm here in Seattle stops before you get here.

  2. #3
    tammy b

    what a horrible reason for travel. my condolences. make sure to pack your galoshes (leave the bumbershoot home, it’s too windy) we’re having a storm!

  3. #4
    katie Scott

    That photo is awesome & makes me miss growing up in Maine just a little – going to take my son to see snow this year!

    My friend died a year ago & I made a scrapbook for her family really quick & simple. The funeral home had a website where people could write comments etc. So I printed those out in word perfect (copy & pasted them) & put them in a 6×6 book along with some pictures etc. I think the family really liked it.

    Hope your best friend is ok.

  4. #6
    rubberbandgirl

    This a beautiful photo. We don’t seem to have this frost on windows phenomenom in Utah.
    I hope you had a safe trip.

  5. #9
    jennifer

    I haven’t had the best track record with windows. One place we rented was so bad that it actually snowed INSIDE our house on a few occasions. We recently had to replace old windows in our current old house. It was very sad for me because I loved the windows and hated the thought of replacing them with ugly vinyl. But, alas, it is what happened in the end.

    Have a safe trip.

  6. #10
    Shelly in the NW

    too bad you weren’t coming this way on Saturday as we had snow as well…lots of it…and you know that to have snow on Dec 1st in Seattle is really something special.

    So sorry for your reason for coming…it is VERY gloomy too and i haven’t seen this much rain in a long long time. 🙁

    Every year I tell myself that I will put all the ‘snow gear’ in a storage bin so we’ll know where it is…have I done it?…no…my psychic powers are not what they once were.

  7. #11
    suetreiber

    Mine never get the pretty frost, just the sweats that I have to wipe up! We didn’t get your snow in Detroit…it turned to rain and slush before hitting us.
    Condolences to your friend.

  8. #12
    Rose

    Beautiful pic. Even though it makes me feel very cold brrr.
    My sympathy’s to you and your friend on your recent loss.
    Rose

  9. #16
    Dee

    Cathy,
    this is a stunning photo….and its just amazing to see frost, and here about snow. When its been in the 90’s here in the land of OZ.

    Its good to be there for friends in time of need. There is nothing that can be said. Just being there! My dad died just before Christmas 2 years ago, and it was friends that helped me get there!

    Hugs to you and your friend! Keep warm
    Dee

  10. #17
    Brooke

    Thank you so much for this photo. I live in Brisbane Australia and that pretty much guarantees no snow. I was in Canada last Christmas and loved looking at the snowflakes falling on the car window. I never did get a photo, which I really regret. So, thankyou.

    Condolences to your best friend and family.

  11. #18
    Terri

    Sorry to hear you are coming here under those circumstances…. Ditto on the weather report. It’s been miserable and hope you aren’t headed to the flood zone…. TJ from Seattle/Kirkland

  12. #19
    briohny

    A Queensland christmas is completely the opposite. You shoul bring your girlfriends out this way (I’m sure Emily F. would love to bring you all) for an Australian Christmas. We look out our window and see blue skies in the morning and 3pm storm clouds.

    My thoughts are with you and your friend.

  13. #20
    briohny

    A Queensland christmas is completely the opposite. You shoul bring your girlfriends out this way (I’m sure Emily F. would love to bring you all) for an Australian Christmas. We look out our window and see blue skies in the morning and 3pm storm clouds.

    My thoughts are with you and your friend.

  14. #22
    Lara

    Gorgeous photo!

    Reglazing and weather-stripping will do wonders for those old windows! Don’t let anyone talk you into replacing them!

    So sorry about your loss. I’m sure your friend will be thankful to have you by her side.

  15. #23
    Emily Hoadley

    Thanks for sharing the Robert Plant and Allison Krauss. Big fan of Allison’s for a while, this is a very interesting and cool album. Just got it off of itunes! And REALLY love the non-pc link. so fun and naughty-just like you!

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