Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our First Snowfall

Well, it happened in the night. Tiny flakes of snow drifted down from the sky and covered everything in and around our neighborhood. I can't say that I was surprised by it as the weatherman had predicted that it would arrive exactly as it did. It was very fortunate that I didn't have to drive to work today because 36 miles south on 395 could mean several feet of snow and very icy roads.  I am on holiday right now and won't be returning to work until December 2nd and I am very happy about that with the inclement weather and all!

Speaking of holiday, I will be headed to Hudson, MA to have Thanksgiving dinner with my oldest son, Gary, wife Amy and of course Stephen and Maddy! I am quite excited as I haven't seen them since July of 2009. Of course, we talk once a week, on Sundays. Gary will be cooking turkey and all of the fixings. I am not looking forward to the flight as traveling this time of the year always seems to come with weather delays and such. Maybe if I try to think positive thoughts, everything will go smoothly :) When I arrive home it will be on November 30th, at which time, Lee and I will celebrate Thanksgiving here in Nevada.

I am happy and proud to say that I have been assigned a new position at work at a location much closer to home. I will be transfered on approximately December 4th so not too many more days of driving 36 miles to work. This makes me smile. I have to admit that I am a bit nervous about the change but I know that things will just fall into place and after the first few weeks I will be an old pro at new responsibilities. I am thankful for this 
opportunity that I have been given.
Christmas is just around the corner and it will be a more joyous one than last year.  Jimmy, Rachel, Ginger and Dos will be driving up to spend the holiday with us.  I am very grateful that we will be together this year as last Christmas Day was a very lonely day indeed.  I wish Gary and Family could join us but traveling with a family of four can be very expensive and is completely out of the question for this year.  We plan to start a savings account and hopefully save enough for them to travel here next year. 
Well, have to say bye for now.  I promise to check in after my return from the East Coast with some new photos and stories.  Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!