Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Resolution I can Live With!

I rarely do the New Year's Resolution thing. I take even promises to myself seriously, and I'd rather be practical about any improvements I hope to make, but thanks to Detweilermom, this year I have found a resolution I can safely huggle. All I have to do is read a dozen mysteries in a year. I've been known to do as much in a month!

Apparently there is the possibility of goodies for officially participating. Sounds good to me!

White Christmas!

Merry Christmas Glitter Graphics - Glitterlive.com

We got that snow they called for! At least 8-11 inches worth covered the ground (and everything else outside.) Woohoo! Thank You God for the neat present!  We weren't up to doing a lot of running around anyway, so we just have stayed home and enjoyed it. Its made the view outside our doors and windows so lovely. Somehow snow just makes cocoa and wassail (spiced fruit punch) taste even better! I hope to get some pics today before it seriously starts to melt away again. Now...after all that cold weather, they say we will have highs in the 40's, then 50's, then back up to 60's by New Year's Day. That'll work though, as we will need to get groceries and such by then. ;)
Merry Christmas Glitter Graphics - Glitterlive.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

Becka's 2010 Digital Christmas Card!

Hope your Christmas is merry! Rebecca's card for 2010 is up. I didn't finish my story this time, but there are stories from previous years if you'd like to refresh your holiday memories of us.

It isn't snowing yet, but there's a very good chance we'll see some of the white stuff before Christmas Day is over. Prezzies wait 'neath the tree. There's eggnog in the fridge and the roast is being prepared for tomorrow. We're feeling better today, and still recovering slowly. Hope your holidays are blessed too.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gift Cards & Snow!

Got directed toward this helpful site for comparing gift card policies and realized I really should share, seeing as many of you may be about to grab a few before the big meet-up 'neath Grandma's Christmas tree. We've never had trouble using the gift cards we've received over the years, but its good to know which ones are good at all chain stores and which ones are not!

     In personal news, we're still getting over that bug, which makes even mailing difficult since that's a 'treasure' we'd rather not share. OTOH we gottsa snow!! A few days ago we got a real winter-ish snow and several inches of the wet white stuff. Since we haven't felt well enough to do much shopping this year, we didn't miss out on much. We just stayed home, drank cocoa, and watched it fall. It stuck around too, unlike the last time where it fell in the wee hours and was melted by mid-morning. I was worried that might be the only snow but ~ nope, we have been able to see a winter wonderland at all hours this week :D
Since there was some ice due to it melting and refreezing, we've pretty much stayed home since. Went to see one friend, and even that was pushing it given we're still in recovery mode. Its snowing again tonight, but its a lot gentler than the forecast suggested. We still have to get some stuff done, so not having another full winter storm is good news. Even better is the report that we could have a little snow on Christmas itself! That hardly ever happens here!
In other holiday-related news, Ye Olde Guilt-Provoking Snowglobe is still available it seems. Couldn't find embed code but the site's ratings are okay. Of course, there's always Strongbad's Snowglobe Enjoy! (If you are so inclined :)

Saturday, December 04, 2010

4 Chanukah

I don't normally think about Chanukah / Hanukkah that much. Its an inspiring story, but for me this is Advent, the Christmas season. Just the same I am publicly offering my best wishes for the celebrants of Hanukkah this holiday season because I have wanted to share Marty Goetz's awesome song for the occasion ever since I first heard it. "Chanukah" is a worthy reflection for any sincere believer in Almighty God.I hope it will bless you too.

Happy Holidays!