Daily life is finally getting back to normal after moving to a new home. We are now into a homey, California winter, Christmas rhythm. When we left Colorado almost 2 years ago I did not know how much I would miss the seasonal changes weather. I so miss the dark, cold, grey days of winter in Colorado. We did not have them always but often enough and we did love them so. I miss having a fire in the fireplace, hot tea at all times of day and night, mukluks over knee-high socks, and snow! Maybe the missing is more poignant here because we have no chance of snow. We can travel a couple of hours and see the snow but that is a completely different experience than being home while it snows.
Already, this Christmas season has had so many wonderful moments. We are having a grey and cloudy day today, in fact. Rain is forecast tonight and tomorrow and will, hopefully, drench this parched and thirsty land. I would love to see the deluge of rain that is winter here in the Central Valley, at least that is what we have heard winter should be like. Last year was down-right balmy until January. But it is still Christmas. Our real and very fluffy tree is trimmed. Nutcrackers are gathered and standing watch over the dining room scene. And my favorite little tree is decorated with Shiny-Brite baubles and several years worth of handmade tags and ornaments. And still so much I would love to get done. We shall just have to wait and see if it does!
The best family present is that our spunky, sweet, new puppy, Winnie, is going to still be with us. She had Parvo. The vet gave us meds which we administered religiously. We fed her baby rice cereal through a syringe, 2 ml at a time. Water the same way every 2 hours. She was dehydrated and emaciated and so pitiful. Her spunk pulled her through! She still looks very skinny but she is gaining weight. Good news!
Planning to actually sew this weekend. After the chores and errands are complete, I will be having a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon with needle and thread in hand, hot tea close by and maybe some cookie-making! Thanks for those that still come to visit this virtual space! I appreciate it! I truly hope your Christmas is blessed and safe and completely wonderful! God bless!
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way." ~1 Timothy 2:1-2, ESV