Nothing forces you to slow down and breathe deep during this hectic season of the year quite like a snow day ten days before Christmas. Hubs initially resisted, but I just gave in. Sometimes God uses the beauty of ten thousand snowflakes to say hey, remember Me? I'm what you're celebrating.
And it was beautiful.
We woke up to snow on Saturday, and it came down all the live long day. We'd been warned so I had groceries in the house, ingredients for a couple batches of cookie dough, and everything I needed to finish up a little crafty project I've been working on. Hubs got the garland on the staircase, and I feel like our decorating is just about done. Still a bit of chaos on my kitchen table, but a lot of that will be wrapped and posted today.
We got about 8 or 9 inches, so on Sunday hubs dug out the places our plow peeps don't go. The dog is confused in snow this deep, so he clears the patio and makes a path into the yard which helps. She still insists on hunting for that elusive blade of grass.
We watched a little football, and I have to say there have been some exciting games this season, both at the college level and in the NFL. Cowboys-Green Bay anyone? Actually in our own home town too, as our local high school won the state championship in their division a couple of weeks ago.
This week we hope to wrap up (literally) some of our to-dos that remain undone, plus add in a trip or two to the 'Big Tree'. Rockefeller. It is the big tree. Daughter2 will be home on Friday night and she's excited to do some baking and wait for Santa. She might be 23, but I'm pretty sure she still feels the magic.
So does her momma.
Before I get to gettin' I need to show you this-
Hubs was given these amazing chocolates and oh my word. They are almost too gorgeous to eat. Almost! The flavor combinations are unusual and they are divine. They're made by Norman Love Confections out of Naples Florida, and no they're not paying me to rave about their handiwork. Although if they want to send more chocolates my way, I would not say no.
Hoping your Monday is merry and bright!