Music and Icy Roads


Last night was our Oratorio Society rehearsal, and the accompanist asked if I could fill in for her.  No problem!  (Well, a little problem…I was basically sightreading, since I've spent more time learning the soprano part than practicing the accompaniments!)  The weather forecast was calling for snow and ice, but it wasn't supposed to start until after 10 p.m., and I would be home by then.

Well – let me tell you, that forecaster needs a new job.  I saw when I got home that I had a text from Mike at 8:30 (of course, my phone was turned to stun vibrate; always use the wrong word, there!) saying it was getting a little icy.  Meaning, of course, come home.  Well, even if I had gotten the message, I couldn't just leave.  When we finished rehearsal at 9:30 p.m., one of the custodial staff members who, I guess, had to be there while someone is in the building, came to tell us it was a little slick on the sidewalks.  (Translation:  "Get out of here so I can go home, people!")  The roads in Front Royal, though, were fine.  Wet, but ok.

Once I got over the bridges and onto the main highway – YIKES!  I'm a total wimp in the snow and ice, and I was very, very tempted to pull into Starbucks and call Mike to come get me.  But I soldiered on.  The roads really weren't that bad, actually.  They looked very scary, and by the time I got closer to home (ok, maybe halfway), it was kind of hard to tell where the road actually was.  But, fortunately, most other people had the good sense to stay home, so I had the road all to myself. 

We used to have a little "ritual" at our church.  Mike would say, "God is good!"  And we would respond, "All the time."  And then he'd say, "All the time…." Response:  "God is good."  Well – He sure is!  I prayed before starting out, and it's really the first time I wasn't totally panicked at driving in bad weather.  But I don't want to do it again any time soon; I'm ready for March and spring!!  Which is probably what inspired this.

I wanted to do something using the "crayon resist" technique, since that's what we'll be doing at technique class next Wednesday.  And blue seemed a good choice.   I love blue and white together!  I'm going to do another one in pink and maybe green for Apple Blossom. 

Here are the supplies.  Tomorrow is our final February workshop.   The roads are clear and dry, and things look good.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set:  Easter Blossoms
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Marina Mist classic
Paper:  Glossy White, Whisper White, Marina Mist card stock
Other:  Whisper White taffeta ribbon, rhinestone jewels, brayer, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Music and Icy Roads

  1. Anna/Oma says:

    Beautiful card. I just bought the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and also the tulip frame embossing folder. I can’t wait to play with them.
    Living in Canada in Toronto, Ontario, I’m used to driving in winter weather. I hate icy roads though. I’d rather drive in 5 inches of snow than freezing rain.


  2. Buffy Cooper says:

    Toronto is such a cool city! And I agree – while I prefer to have nice, moisture free roads, I’d much rather drive in snow than on ice.


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