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Ten Things of Thankful: I'm Not Surprised, Punxsutawney Phil

  A nearly full moon rises above snow-covered mountains We've had a bit of a reprieve from the constant snow drizzle, and roads are clear (except up near Salt Lake City where though they may be clear from snow, nearly everyday a huge herd of elk shuts down the freeway ) Nevertheless, I'm not surprised by the Groundhog Day news this year; six more weeks of winter sounds about right. I just keep telling myself how nice it is that the drought is being chipped away.  1. I am thankful for snow. (More is in the forecast, of course.)  2. I am thankful that the plants will benefit from so much moisture.  3. I am thankful for the knowledge that spring will come eventually and I will be able to start seeds and plant trees and bushes.  4. I am thankful for a warm dry house. 5. I am thankful for reliable transportation. Knocking on wood with this one; our newest car is 13 years old this year. 6. I am thankful to be old enough to think that of course cars in the 13-20+ year range can be des
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