Hi, Everybody! It's a cold, rainy Sunday here in my neighborhood! And I'm loving every minute of it!! The sky is all gloomy and the wind comes and goes. A perfect wintery day! Except for no snow. I do so wish it would snow here. We NEED SNOW!! And icicles hanging from all the eaves of the houses. A pond to go ice skating on. Sleigh rides. Christmas caroling. And fires in fireplaces. And hot chocolate. And Christmas music playing while we read good books...... You know....one of those perfect picture postcard Christmases!! The kind that are ONLY on postcards, in stories, in movies and on greeting cards. I've heard those kinds of Christmases aren't real life though. But I think if a person tried, it could be very real! And I'd like to have one of them.
Well, Christmas is only a few more days away. I'm already feeling a little sad that it's almost over again. At least it didn't rush by and leave me in the dust this year!! We baked up a big batch of chocolate chip cookies yesterday. I still need to make sweet rolls and fudge. I'll make more banana bread, too. And I have three more presents to wrap and a stocking to stuff and then that's all done. Then it will just be Christmas Eve dinner to make on Saturday and the traditions that go along with that. We are having Christmas Eve at our house this year.
One of our traditions is to put a puzzle together as a family during the month of December. One of those 1,000 piece kind. This year Kodi picked the puzzle out - a fairy blowing bubbles and several of the bubbles have scenes in them. Her wings are multicolored/patterned and very different. It's one of the hardest puzzles I've ever done! We have a big board we put the puzzle together on because the only place we have to do it is on the dining room table. Having it on a board allows us to easily move it when we need the table. Anyway, we started it right after Thanksgiving and we are still painstakingly working on it!! But we are slowly getting there.
Kodi got straight A's for her final grades this semester! Yay, Kodi!!! Not an easy thing when one of those classes is Latin. Her other class was beginner graphics. We are proud of her.
And that's about it for this time. I hope all my readers have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! In case I don't get to write again before then.
And that brings up another thing...Do I have any readers here????? If I do, will you please stop in at the comments right below here and say a quick hi? I'm just curious as to whether I'm sharing things with anyone out there or if I'm just talking to myself! It would be pretty sad if I'm just talking to myself. Thanks!