Then mid-week we had a small snowstorm and received about 4" of the fluffy stuff. Two days ago started a larger storm which slowly wound down yesterday, and we got about a foot of snow. Today it is snowing yet again and we are expected to get another foot by the end of it! It is pretty, but the worry about other people and so many branches that are still hanging, or weakened from these storms, is putting a bit a damper on the holiday spirit. I am trying to stay cheery and get into the spirit of giving. We have helped out other families with warm food and offered our house to stay or get warm. This is truly what Christmas is all about! The idea of going out shopping for things no one really needs just seems silly.
So today we are sitting here watching the beautiful snow come down, have fed and watered the animals out back, have shoveled once already, and are making crafts for gifts. My husband is needle felting, my older son is making friendship bracelets, and make 14 yo daughter is making lunch for the others. My two wishes this Christmas are that we find out why our youngest daughter has been sick and how to fix her, and that those around us without power get it back soon!
I wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday (Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas) and New Year!