Fire and Ice

Ice storm on Christmas Day

It lasted…and lasted.

The only thing to do was start a fire.

Fire and Ice, Football, and Leftovers.
Life is Good.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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65 Responses to Fire and Ice

  1. Ritu says:


  2. I’m glad you have a fireplace. 🙂 Sounds like a perfect day to me. Except for the football. 🙂

  3. beth says:

    I love the beauty of ice, but know how it is a challenge as well, glad you had the fire to offset it

  4. Mya says:

    Ice storms are the worst😕

  5. beetleypete says:

    A fire on an icy day reminds us of our primeval past. (No ice here, just rain.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      It really does. We truly become helpless and at the mercy of Mother Nature. Anyone here would rather have a foot of snow than a half-inch of ice. But, it is so beautiful. Best to you, Pete.

  6. Glad you could cozy up to a warm fire and drink in the ambiance of the icestorm – hot beverage in hand too I hope!

  7. Darlene says:

    The best thing about Boxing Day is the leftovers!! Stay warm. That fireplace looks very cosy.

  8. Our ice storm was yesterday. We awoke to a blanket of newly-fallen snow this morning.

  9. Carla says:

    Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. I do love the look of trees when they are covered with ice, beautiful.

  10. cindy knoke says:

    How beautiful!
    Stanta’s heading home…… Have a Wonderful & Happy New Year Jennie!

  11. bosssybabe says:

    Yep – that’s all we need (well, my husband at least), football and leftovers! 😀

  12. srbottch says:

    What a wonderful recipe for a fun day! And such an enjoyable football game, to boot😉!

  13. Not always convenient but still beautiful.. love the fire… thanks for sharing Jennie ♥

  14. quiall says:

    At that moment the world is such an incredibly beautiful place! It’s also dangerous. But the fire sounds perfect!

  15. Jim Borden says:

    life is good when you can find the good in anything. meanwhile, we had 55 degree weather – perfect for a walk…

  16. CarolCooks2 says:

    So beautiful and what a lovely fireplace…picture-perfect, Jennie…x

  17. petespringerauthor says:

    It sounds like a pretty good day in my book! We are just back from our travels—too far behind on blogging to get to them all.

    • Jennie says:

      I hope you had a wonderful visit with your son. I am always far behind on blogging, so no worries. Rest, enjoy the day back home tomorrow, and your blogging can wait. Best to you, Pete!

  18. Dan Antion says:

    Looks like you made the best of it, Jennie.

  19. Wonderful and beautiful post, Jennie.

  20. Beautiful scenery and beautiful sentiments! Happy New Year, Jennie!!

  21. Kelly MacKay says:

    Nice fire.looks comfy

  22. It looks magical out there but, I like your plan of staying in with a nice toasty fire and good food. 😀

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