Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sighting of Santa's Reindeer

Out in the forest in the backyard we keep an eye on the famous reindeer:

The guys came to go hunting and thank goodness they only spotted them on the game camera. 

All 9 of them were there.

They just waiting around and relaxing till Santa calls them to say he's ready to go.

Tonite's the night!




Friday, December 22, 2017

I'm that person

The last few days before Christmas are my favorite to shop. I'll think of some reason to go to the mall. 

So today I went. I like the Christmas atmosphere of Carols and songs playing with Christmas decorations in every store and center of the mall. 

I like the Santa scene. I like the crowds. I like seeing that one thing that hits you in the brain and says, "this is the perfect gift for _____." I like finding the perfect holiday sale that I can't pass up. 

Though, my Christmas shopping list has been made for weeks, and everything has been checked off, and checked twice, I did find a perfect gift that I wasn't even looking for. 

I still may need another trip to the mall before Christmas Day just to get my "fix" before the season ends. 

It'll soon be over till next December. 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Party with the M-I-L

Christmas parties have started. 

The mother-in-law recently moved into an assisted living center. The center had their Family Christmas Night this week. We attended. 

A Santa, a band, a meal, and a present made for a pretty festive evening for the old folks. 

The MIL actually knew the Santa in person. She was happy to take a picture with him. 

 I wanted a picture with Santa, too, but I gave up after watching all the little old ladies waiting their turn. So just a picture of me and MIL. 

There was probably a couple hundred people in attendance. And in case you are wondering, my MIL will be 87 this month. 

Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

once every few years

"Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. Do you want to build a snowman? White Christmas." That's the Christmas songs we could sing this week on the day we got snow in the south. 

A blanket of the white stuff sure is pretty. 
We get excited as it falls. Then grumpy the next day with the messy after effects as it melts.

Seems so strange that my color pictures look black and white with one pop of color. 

I made my snowman. Husband says he looks mad. I admit my snowman has a long face and a tiny carrot nose. What snowman has blue eyes? There's no round body parts at all. 

I don't really know how to make a snowman. And I use what I can find in the moment. The knit hat and knit scarf I took off my head and neck to dress the snowman. 

It was good for a day.