Sunday, December 21, 2008

Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter officially arrived at 6:04 AM this morning. If you ask me, he came way too early and he might just outstay his welcome. I wish he would just send me a note ( I will be arriving on____, and you can wave goodbye to me on___. ) We got about six inches of the new fallen white crap, to add to the stuff we had, so we are well over twenty inches of snow here. Four more shopping days til Christmas..just thought I would remind Y'all to get your butts in gear!

The Christmas Letter has been written, Far Guy was dragging his feet so bad he was making heel marks all over the floor. So I wrote it and read my version out loud to him, he did rewrites. Now I tell ya, he told someone on the phone " Yes, the Christmas Letter is all done." Fine, and it was however there were still address labels and return labels to put on the envelopes, envelopes to seal, and the US Postage Stamp affixed which I consider an acceptable form of highway robbery. At least I do not have to lick the little buggers anymore. I only got a few nasty paper cuts..and they are healing nicely.

The tree is trimmed, and the stockings are hung. The tree still needs it's crowning touch the Angel on top. "It's my turn" "No, it's my turn" "'You got to do it first last year, I remember " "MOM. it's not fair, she always gets to be first." One year Far Guy held them both up one in each of his arms so they could put it on simultaneously. Then he actually kept track of who did it what year, then they got too heavy to lift, and then they left us alone, and now it is his job again. I am not doing it, I decorated the entire tree myself. He sat in his chair and said "Good job, honey" "The tree looks so nice, it is really pretty, just like you" " You are not in your Bah Humbug mood yet are ya sweetie?" Men..:)

Sunset on December 20, 2008 Offical Goodbye To Fall

15 comments:

  1. Ha, I get such a kick out of reading your stuff. The first day of winter here, it's 19* and dropping like a rock with wind advisories up, and snow expected later. Oh joy.

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  2. yikes.. looks just like us... here where temps might warm up to a balmy -6. Send sweaters :)

    happy xmas and blessings
    gp

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  3. That was a gorgeous shot! Winter BE GONE!!!

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  4. I'm with you on winter! Crap it'll probably be here until well into spring at this rate. I knew when the horses started hairing up we were in for some kind of ride. Good ole Mother Nature at her best!

    Have a Merry Christmas! oh ya, my christmas cards are still sitting next to my chair waiting........

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  5. It was official this morning, but it's felt like winter off and on for a couple of weeks now -- it's 17 here, -5 with the windchill, and supposed to get down to single digits overnight. Darn it, I could have stayed in beautiful Minnesota and had this kind of weather!

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  6. It was official this morning, but it's felt like winter off and on for a couple of weeks now -- it's 17 here, -5 with the windchill, and supposed to get down to single digits overnight. Darn it, I could have stayed in beautiful Minnesota and had this kind of weather!

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  7. Amazing photo...captures the beautiful side of winter! :)

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  8. Wonderful shot of the sunset. Gorgeous, are there any more?

    I know that we are not as cold as you are, and only 8 inches of snow, [ that is whopping for us] but this sucks!

    When is winter over?

    Jen

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  9. All looks lovely to me Connie..
    I will think of you having a white Christmas, while we swelter, eating Christmas lunch in the heat..
    Have a lovely Christmas and New Year..
    Hugs Julia ♥

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  10. you can't possibly live in Minnesota and not expect to enjoy winter. Bwaa haaa haaa by golly!

    I'm skipping the tree this year. So I'll put the star on top of yours, just so I can be accused of having a little ho ho ho jolly!

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  11. Love your last sunset picture!. I haven't seen the snow is days!
    Sounds like you're all ready for Christmas!

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  12. white crap! no sentimentality there, eh?

    it's pretty, though. and your picture is gorgeous.

    cold and snowy here too.

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  13. Love your picture.

    so. are you going to share the Christmas letter?

    Vodka mom tried to share hers, her daughters ripped it up.

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  14. Ha ha! Love the picture -- and could you please send some of your snow our way?

    Christmas letter? Mmm.. that is a good idea.. ought to write one for next year...

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  15. That photo is haunting - truly beautiful. Enjoy your Christmas.

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