Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter Fun

Taking advantage of the snow...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's winter... Christmas is on it's way...

photo: Harvey Chute

Last Sunday it started to snow. The roads were covered and we weren't sure whether we could get to church or not. We could, but on Monday school started two hours late. Tuesday it was a regular day. Wednesday was another late arrival. By Thursday more snow had arrived and school was cancelled for Thursday and then again on Friday. So, winter break was supposed to start after Friday. We got two extra days.

The girls have taken advantage of the snow -- some days playing for HOURS at a time.

I look out the window and see a beautiful scene. We even had deer in the yard -- which makes for a great piece of artwork.

Fortunately, we've been able to stay toasty warm inside. However, we've ALL been inside for most of everyday. And, I find myself going a little bit crazy.

Lately, I hear people getting so excited about the snow and the Christmas season. I don't actually feel excited -- about either one. I don't know if Christmas for "the mommy" is just so busy that it's hard to enjoy it. Or, maybe I'm feeling a little bit sad that my parents aren't around to even call on Christmas day. Maybe I'm a little stir-crazy and there's been very little alone time. But the truth is, I just don't feel very Christmasy.

It's bothering me. I want to be cheerful and pleasant and "in the spirit."

I'll just keep plugging along and maybe it'll hit me if I keep trying.

Merry Christmas season to you all.