Monday, December 09, 2013

A Wintry Mix

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Oh my! How did two weeks fly by without a blog post? I’m not quite sure. One reason might be that while scooping dog food out of the can while feeding the dogs last week, the tip of my index finger made contact with the sharp rim of the can and sliced an envelope-like deep cut with a flap. It’s been too sore to type with. You don’t realize how many things you do with the tip of your index finger until you lose the use of it! Things like typing, knitting, swiping my iPad, washing my hair, etc. At least the flap is healed over now and I’m not at risk for catching it and ripping it back open. It’s still tender to the touch and a little numb.

At least that’s a reason for not blogging.

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit finally. On Friday I hung all the lighted garlands in the house around doorways, brought up our little fiber optic snowman and plugged them all in for an instant transformation. Saturday found us at our favorite little locally owned nursery to buy our “old-fashioned-style” fir tree. We also bought a wreath for the door and wreaths for the light posts at the top of our driveway. We spent the rest of Saturday decorating the outside of our front door and porch railings. We decided not to put lights on the trees in front this year because we can never get them off until March, so we settled for a lighted entry. It looks good. 

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Yesterday dawned gray and gloomy. We walked the dogs and split some firewood, plus carrying over more firewood from the reserve stash in the yard to underneath the deck. Then we tackled trimming the tree. It’s a very pretty tree, plump and full with not much space for ornaments to hang. 

The weather has been gray a lot. It’s also been cold enough for the ponds and lakes to begin freezing over. Last night we had a “wintry mix” overnight and everything is coated with ice. One unlovely thing about living in the East: the icy stuff that falls from the sky instead of snow. We are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow tomorrow, so we’ll see. If so, it will be the first one this year.

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I think we’re ready for winter, so bring it on!


Whoa, you really got the ice - just enough to coat everything.  Potentially deadly but beautiful.  You definitely got it worse than we did.  The rain started early so by the time I was ready to go to work instead of ice it was mostly slush.  A little less snow predicted for us tomorrow - 1 to 3 inches.  Your decorations sound great.  You’ll have to post some photos!

First of all, sorry about your finger! I wondered where you’d disappeared to…I was glad to see you pop up again several days ago. smile

You are much more ambitious in your decorating than we are. I just put up a small tree with our one strand of lights and I am PSYCHED that I even managed to do that.

I don’t like “wintry mix” itself, but I’ve always loved that term. We don’t seem to get it here in quite the same way that we did in the states—I suppose because we mostly just get rain.

There is nothing good about a wintry-mix, except the way it looks. We get that kind of stuff a lot here. I just viewed your weather cam and can see the snow coming down—jealous for sure. Sick of this endless cold rain.

Hope you kept your finger cut bandaged. They make great finger cots that cushion and stay on really well while it heals.  Believe me, I know!

C, I will post a a few photos soon!

Steve, smile I am less ambitious this year as I am not putting out my Santa collection or some of the other Christmas decorations we’ve accumulated over the years. I could do either rain or snow but what comes in-between is no fun.

Bigsis, exactly! I did leave it bandaged and when I took it off it was a white and withered sad looking thing. It really started to heal once I took the bandaid off.

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