Monday, December 11, 2017

Deck the Halls




Can't believe I didn't get a picture of the young uns decorating the tree . . . It's almost done -- Tomorrow I'll add the icicles and snowflakes and candy canes then get a pic of the finished creation.



Josie thought alltis carrying on was lots of fun.













Sunday, December 10, 2017

And the Skies Began to Clear


Saturday morning the snow was still falling and we had around ten inches. By afternoon, however, the sun burned through the mists and we had a peek of blue skies. By four, we could see the Blue Ridge in the distance. Beautiful, all of it!














Saturday, December 9, 2017

No Accumulation . . .


No accumulation is what They said. It was snowing when I woke up yesterday and still snowing at noon. A good day to work on the to do list.

I'm going ahead and schedule this post in case we lose power.







We did lose power for a few hours . . . and I took some more pictures around four.

No accumulation. (Snort.)




 As of this morning, still snowing lightly. Thank goodness Claui and Justin are home and don't have to go out to work for the next few days.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Yuletide Work in Progress


Pecking away at my list. Heart ornaments for our tree and for Josie's parents and her other grandparents . . .



And a stocking under construction -- to be hung by our fireplace -- who says a girl can't have several?


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Yikes! Christmas is Coming!


Some folks are all ready for the holidays. Not me. I woke up the other morning thinking about all the things I wanted to get done and haven't.

Most of the holiday d├ęcor is in place. It took several days but  quilts, lights, doodads -- everything but the tree and the greenery is in place. John will get a tree in the next few days and on Sunday we'll string cranberries and popcorn and then decorate the tree.

Christmas cards have to be made and addressed, a crazy quilt stocking for Josie to be finished, packages to be wrapped, food for gifts to be made . . .what am I leaving out? Oh, yes, I want to make a wreath for the front door.

Last year at this time I was still in rehab, learning to walk again and hoping I'd be home for Christmas. And I did make it home by the fourteenth but others did all the Christmas prep.

This year I'm happy to be in the midst of it -- moving slow at times but moving!



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Josie and the Oral Stage









These days, Josie's reaction to anything new is to put her mouth on it -- the tile floor, the cat, the playpen sides . . .