Tuesday morning. 8:24 a.m. Jay is already off to work and the girls are still sleeping upstairs.
It is snowing lightly outside and I wonder absent-mindedly how much we are going to get this time. There are already five inches still sitting on the ground from last week. It is very unusual for us to have this much snow before Christmas. But it is beautiful and quiet outside, with that kind of hush that you only get with a quiet snowfall. I check Yahoo Weather. They say 1-4 inches accumulation by mid-afternoon.
The only sound indoors is the clacking of my keyboard as I type up this moment. I realize it is a little chilly. Time to get up and adjust the thermostat. Yes, indeed, the inside temp had dropped to 67. I keep it at 68 during the day, still too cold for my preference, but it is the compromise reached with the miser who can withstand extremes of heat and cold that most people can’t. Once the girls are up, they will be running the fireplace in the family room most of the day.
I’ve been fighting off a head cold for the last few days. It has been cutting into my sleep and my ability to concentrate and get anything accomplished. So I’m very grateful that cards and packages have all been mailed, Christmas shopping is done and 90% of the gifts are wrapped. Haven’t finished decorating the tree, but that’s a small thing in the overall scheme of things. Cards are starting to trickle in with the mail. Three new ones yesterday! I’m grateful and enjoy each one. Although it is clear that if I didn’t have blog friends, we wouldn’t be getting many cards at all this year. Which reminds me, I’ve also got lots of catching up to do with my blog posts. Time to move on.
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