Tuesday, December 20, 2011


It doesn't feel like winter.  Daytime highs are still in the 20s and 30s.  Just Sunday we had a high of 50, melting the few small patches of snow leftover from November.  The ground is brown and bare and the sun shines bright in the sky.  Not that I'm complaining, mind you.  It's just, you know, odd.  And mildly unsettling.  Like winter is saving all of its gusto for January, when we'll be decked with storm after storm, buried in five feet of snow and ice.

Last year at this time we already had one major blizzard under our belt and another one on the way.  This year, it doesn't look like we'll get any snow before the weekend.  So much for a white Christmas.

We've had a gamut of Christmas programs this month at the boys' school.

Graham was a mouse in a Christmas play.

Owen is taking band this year.  He plays the trombone.

And I have been busy making Christmas gifts.  My sewing plans went awry when I discovered my 20-year-old sewing machine didn't have the right stitch that I needed to complete a project.  So I had to come up with Plan B.  No spoilers!

Two more days to get everything finished and wrapped and packed up before we go to Grandma and Grandpa's house for the holidays.  The kids can hardly wait.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Erin said...

It is so warm this year everywhere, I don't like it! Hope at least you get to see some snow fall on Christmas Eve!

Mr. H. said...

Merry Christmas!

Mama Pea said...

I see more snow on the ground behind your pumpkins than we've had all year. We have hardly a covering on the ground right now. And no snow in sight before Christmas.

MaineCelt said...

Speaking of gifts, there's a little Pay-It-Forward something ready to wend its way to you, but I've lost the address list I made out back in January. Could you please e-mail your postal address to me?

--Mainecelt "at" maine.rr.com

Karen said...

HEY! I didn't get any of those wonderful looking chocolate thingies!!! Who the heck did??? I don't even remember seeing them! Whoever received them musta hoarded them all to themselves...greedy siblings...

Jo said...

Erin -- We did get a teeny bit of snow, but not enough!

Mr. H -- And to you too!

Mama Pea -- The snow pumpkin picture was taken a week or two earlier, otherwise it would have shown a bare ground. You've got more snow now, I think. Lucky you!

MaineCelt -- Will do! Can't wait to see it!

Karen -- Hee hee! Our bro Bob was the recipient of the toffee. Yeah, I didn't see him sharing either! Next year we can rig it so that I draw your name instead, and I'll make you a batch.