|Snowy scene early this morning from our back deck|
Good morning folks!
I woke up this morning to snow. What do you know? A white Christmas!
Ah, I remember a time many years ago that I reverently wished for a white Christmas. Yes, had succumbed to that old Bing Crosby song wishing us all a white Christmas. Oh sure, there were a few white Christmases. There was even one that we got twenty-four inches of snow. That was a bit much I have to say. But most Christmases were monochrome, gray Christmases with the only color the blinking Christmas tree lights.
And then there was three years ago when I fell on the snow and ice as I was leaving work and tore my quadricep muscle in my left leg, my fondness for snow and ice permanently left me.
The snowy scene outside this morning is pretty but I'm staying in today, finally addressing my Christmas cards.
Yesterday was another busy day. I had to go down to a local bank where our homeowners' association bylaws are in a safe deposit box. They needed my signature to sign in to the box. I thought this would be in "in and out" but oh how I was mistaken. Two hours later we (my neighbor Marty and I) finally got out of there. The morning was shot. Next week I have to visit our HOA lawyer's office for my signature activity.
Yesterday I attended a farewell luncheon for one of my co-workers at the hotel. While nice that activity also ate up my day because I just stayed at the hotel and worked my shift.
|Farewell luncheon at the hotel|
I have to be honest with you folks, I'm always glad when Christmas is over. The one Christmas tradition I like is addressing and mailing Christmas cards. This is the way I keep in touch with friends, relatives and former co-workers who I haven't seen in years and new friends that I've made through my blogging. But the rest of the Christmas traditions? I can do without those traditions that many others engage in. That activity is fine for them and I'm happy for them. But for me, I look forward to the quiet and stress free days of cold January and February. Putting another Christmas season behind me.