Monday, January 12, 2009

So this was Christmas .. .

There it goes. . . .say goodbye until next November. All I have now are the boxes in the garage which I finally managed to pack away with the last two trees and all their decorations, over the weekend. This year I put up Christmas decorations the week before Thanksgiving, since last year I had none of my stuff where we were living, but that horror is over and life goes on.
Gifts all under the tree and we really had a wonderful day! Rob & Lisa, Steph & Mike, and we went to Milford later on for dinner. All of December was special; each day coming closer, taking notice of the weeks of Advent as they slipped away, so quickly, amidst all the busy-ness that surrounds us.

Wednesday last we had an ice storm. It made the outdoors look just a jewel-box and best of all, the power stayed ON! You have no idea what a big deal that is here in Pike County PA. Once the electric goes out, you can't use the toilet because it's connected to the well, and there is no water either as that is well water driven. Our heat is electric, so we are truly up the creek with seemingly no boat, never mind the paddle.

Trying to walk Piper has been a challenge not to fall on an arm or a leg or a face! Slowly I dug out the entire driveway and then on Saturday we got another 5 inches of snow, and the ice is still shining through. But, it is Winter, and in its own way it is very pretty. Funny how only the winds howl, but the rest of nature is silent.

These are white birch trees down at the end of the road across from the mailboxes. Just bent over, and still that way today, yet, not broken, only resting quietly and waiting for a more gentle day.

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