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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday This and Thats

We got about 3 inches of snow yesterday. For a while the snow came down fast and furious to the point where I could barely see my neighbor’s house across the street. It was beautiful. But like I said, it’s supposed to warm up (60 degrees on Sunday!) and rain so most of it will wash away and we are in for a slushy not-so-white Christmas. I feel another song  coming on …

I changed the view of the weather cam to point to where I feed the birds. I changed it yesterday so that Rick could see the turkeys too while he was at work. You might see them too! Or you might see the fox visit. For those of you who don’t know, just click on the “Weather” tab at the top of the page and it will take you directly to the cam. It takes a new picture every two minutes or so.

Yesterday I made beef barley soup while it snowed outside. There is something comforting about the smell of browning meat. I put my favorite Christmas album on the iPod (Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas) and danced around the kitchen in-between cooking. At first the dogs didn’t know what to think. What is mommy doing?  What’s wrong with her? But finally Bella joined me and we four-stepped (instead of two-stepped) around the kitchen island. Not that I really know how to do the two-step, but hey, we had fun. Hailey watched us and barked along to the music.

That music takes me back to the few Christmases that we were able to spend at the cabin. One year we were even industrious enough to make our own garland for the tree by popping popcorn and stringing it with cranberries. Here is a photo of one of our cabin Christmases.

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I’ve been watching the Hallmark channel quite a bit. They are playing sappy Christmas movies pretty much non-stop. Some are good and very heart-warming, while others can be downright stupid. But mostly they make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and in the spirit of the season. I think it’s a good thing.

I am working on another Lacy Leaf scarf (remember?) but I made a big mistake and I am having a hard time figuring out how to fix it without taking out any more rows. I might just have to take it down to the knitting shop in Wycoff for help. Bummer. It was coming along so well. This time I am making it in gray.

Last night I got up in the middle of the night and the moon was so bright. I looked out the window to see moon shadows of the trees on the newly fallen snow. Magical. Have you ever seen moon shadows?

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You might also be able to watch a time lapse movie for the day by clicking on “Download ZIP File of Today’s Timelapse Movie”. Depending on your computer setup, the file might be automatically unzipped and play. Or, you might need to do that manually. The file is for that day (so far).

What a beautiful cabin Christmas shot.  Love the Berner stocking and the tree looks like the ones Dad used to cut down from our property for Christmas (and when they were in the Adirondacks.) Simple and pretty.

The moon is full…yes, moon shadows on snow are the best!

Speaking of song lyrics:

Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow!

I always knew you were a good four stepper.  Must have learned it from the twins at Washington’s!  wink

Bigsis, yes we cut the tree from the land around the cabin. Not trimmed or groomed to perfection.

C, ah, Cat Stevens! One of my favorite artists. I love that song. Very clever of you! wink Washington’s? Wow, that goes wayyyyyyy back, eh? I’m not sure the twins are still around. (Folks: I’ve known C longer than I have my own husband of 32 years.)

I tried the cam again, but this time I don’t get an image. Of course, it’s dark there now, so that’s why! I’ll check back later.

I am SO GLAD the turkeys returned, and in such profusion! It’s funny how you were just saying you hadn’t seen them and suddenly there they were.

The cabin looks like a great place to celebrate Christmas!

Steve, yes, the images on the weather cam stop at night. Try, try again! The cabin IS a great place to celebrate Christmas! For sure.

Have we really known each other that long?  Well, crap.  We ARE old!  grin

C, well yes, I’m afraid so. But hey, what longevity we have together! Something to celebrate, right? I’ve never known that with any other friend. smile

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