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White Christmas

December 27, 2012

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I hope you had a lovely holiday.  We did for sure.  It isn’t very often that the flakes fall right on target for Christmas.  As a child I always thought the song , White Christmas...was just a song, a wish.  Then, after we were married we moved to Minnesota for a few years … where I saw what a white Christmas was all about!  There you may wake up to 31 inches of snow with very little hoopla from the news….here, where we live now, I think they called it Snowmegadon when we got a bunch of snow 3years ago.  In Minnesota I took my son to his first day of Waldorf preschool and it was…brace yourself…NEGATIVE 25 degrees!!!   When I sat in the school office filling out the paper work I heard one of the teachers say “by recess it should be negative ten so we can still take the children out.”  As an east coaster I thought they were crazy.  Well either way, it is none of those things here now.  Today it will be 35* and we did receive a few inches of good sledding snow and a bunch of ice to make everything especially fast. (Sidenote: 35* here is 60* warmer then Cal’s first day of waldorf school…sixty degrees warmer, practically tropical in comparison,lol)
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More ice and snow on the way and you just never know what that will lead to.  In the meantime board games are littering the tables…with heated conversations about the rules.  Hot chocolate is at the ready and a steady stream of wood is brought in to feed the many fireplaces.  The animals are eating more hay  than normal with most of the pasture blanketed white.  The wind is absolutely howling  but with new wool socks you can barely notice it inside our drafty home on the hill.  Sleds are littering the front porch and the drying rack is a quilt of mismatched gloves and hats.

It is all quiet lovely…almost making me excited for January…almost.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2012 10:15 pm

    the happy heart always warms a drafty house and makes it a home! Warm socks and hot chocolate always help.
    Thank you for sharing all these blessings. We sit at -8 C, up from -24 C of a few days ago. We know the feeling 🙂

    • December 29, 2012 12:51 pm

      and warm wool socks on deep discount really are a lot warmer than anything!
      🙂
      T

  2. studiojru permalink
    December 28, 2012 10:30 pm

    Board games and hot chocolate… perfect way to spend these cold, white days! Love it!! 🙂

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