“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

Yesterday I hunted down and found the missing ornaments and decorations. Most have since been placed or hung so I am just about finished with the house. My errands were done in about an hour. I even found parking places right by the stores, a bit of Christmas magic.

I don’t know how it happened, but yesterday I forgot to tell you about the snow and the spawn of Satan. Snow first: starting early Thursday morning and ending in the afternoon, we got about 2 1/2 inches of snow. The amount must have seemed insignificant as there were no plows. The main roads were cleared by the traffic. My road remains snowy in places and a bit slippery. I didn’t shovel. I used my foot to push the snow away. I couldn’t find my car window brush so I used my sleeves on the side windows to clear them. The defroster in the back and the windshield wipers in the front cleared those windows. It was freezing yesterday as the night before had been in the teens, the coldest night so far, so it took a while for the day to get a bit warmer, all the way to the 30’s.

Now moving on to the spawn story.  I went out on the deck to check one of the back light timers. All of a sudden I stopped short out of amazement. As I had walked by the barbecue, I noticed the cover, a good thick cover, with a fleecy sort of inside. A huge, and I mean huge, part of the cover was gone. A perfect square had been chewed off and taken away as no part of it was on the deck or in the yard below the deck. I figured the spawn was either renovating or building a new nest and wanted it cozy inside and waterproof outside. I could do nothing so I just shook my head, turned around and came back inside.

Today I have been a sloth. I took my shower and that’s it for my accomplishments. I’m watching another Christmas Carol, my fifth so far. This is the Disney one. I’ve never seen it before. The faces of the characters are a bit strange, especially their eyes, but that’s its only drawback. The dialogue is true, as true as any.

I have a few cards to write and a new Christmas cooking magazine to read. That sounds like the start of a great day to me.

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6 Comments on ““It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    It just keeps snowing. It has been a long week featuring heavy snow falls and tedious commutes. We were not supposed to get it today but we are getting it today. The base is over 12″. I guess it is quite festive but it would be more festive if I didn’t have to commute in it.

    I have stuttered to an end of my endless buying for Mrs MDH. Its there, much of it will be returned but I have tried.

    My daughter and her husband hit the road tomorrow to Pittsburgh for the match up with the Pats. they have a bit of a thing about Tom Brady – makes no sense to me living in Lion country. Tomorrow afternoon the nation can enjoy our tango with the odious Chicago bears – there is no team I dislike more although my general opinion of the pack is negative.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      You can have the snow’s festivity in keeping with the season. I’m content with the small amount of snow we have. It was so cold today none of it melted.

      My father was the worst at getting gifts for my mother so he gave me money every year and I did the shopping for her. She was never disappointed.

      We are not friends of Miami’s or Buffalo’s in these parts, and we transferred our dislike to any team Manning was on. I think Brady’s work ethic and drive are to be respected. Your daughter and her husband have good taste.

  2. olof1 Says:

    It snowed all night here but we didn’t get more than perhaps an inch of snow instead of the predicted 6 🙂 I’m not complaining, it was difficult enough to drive to work on the small forest roads as it was. I didn’t see any spawn but I did see and almost run over a ferret. I don’t think it even noticed the car even if I can’t have been more than an inch or so from hitting it.

    I’m soo tired today that I’m thinking of going to bed even though the clock hasn’t reached 8 pm yet. Have no idea why though but my work friend was the same yesterday, he fell asleep in front of the tv 7:30 pm yesterday and slept there until 5:45 am this morning 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I have been really tired lately, but I know it is because of all the hauling, shopping and decorating. Yesterday I fell asleep sitting upright with the TV remote in my hand. The phone woke me, and I ended up staying awake until midnight. I’m still tired today.

      The house does look lovely so I guess all the work is worth it.

      Have a restful evening!

  3. Birgit Says:

    Smart squirrel 😉
    We have a nice little fly at home since about a week, it’s curious but not annoying at all so it can stay for now.
    The snow is gone. I miss it.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      A fly? I can’t believe it is still alive. The bugs are long gone from here.

      We still have snow. It is far too cold for it to melt any time soon.


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