It's a winter wonderland here right now! About a foot of snow with more on the way through Christmas. Jenny is loving it .......she's a snow dog at heart, like her "Mom". Molly and beau, Ross came last night and Josh and family will be here today. I can't wait to see them......it's been about 6 months since we've seen them. Seth just called from a rock climbing expedition in Bishop and will be coming home this evening before more snow sets in. Sooooooo... the house is starting to fill up. I broke open the mega 80lb coffee sack this morning!!!!! And we'll have a side of beef defrosting for tomorrow nights dinner!! As it's going to be a hectic week I may not get a chance to wish you all a very Merry Xmas. So consider yourselves wished! I love Xmas.......the excitement, the hustle and bustle, the music and the food. I become quite the traditionalist at Xmas time ........I hope you all find time for your favorite tradition.
The lights are up, the tree is trimmed! I spent the day wrapping presents......Xmas must be just around the corner. It's even supposed to snow all weekend......at last......so maybe a white Xmas. Hopefully this weekend the kitchen will start smelling like spiced walnuts and cranberry bread, with a little Rice Krispie Treat scent thrown in for good measure!
As you can see from the photo we've decided to use manzanita again this year for our Xmas tree. It's so nice just to cut off a few branches and not destroy a whole tree......not to mention the money saving aspects of just walking outside and picking out "tree". We have quite a few firs, cedar and pines on our property and some year we might cut one of those if they seem to be in a "no win" growth situation.
Tomorrow I'm headed down to help my Mom finish her shopping......I LOVE Xmas shopping......especially if I'm just a consultant and don't actually have to buy anything!
I hope everyone reading this is cozy and warm......getting ready to soak in this wonderful mid-winter season.