Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter Storm-December 20, 2012

Today we had our 2nd major snowstorm of the season.  The schools were closed and the kids got an early Winter Break.  We received about 8 inches of snow, but some areas received more than twice that amount.  It was a beautiful sight but also very heavy and wet.  Our snow blower could not handle it and it clogged up.  Hopefully tonight it will get cold enough for the snow to dry out making it easier to remove.  Our driveway is too long to hand shovel.  If necessary we will have it plowed.

Because of the weather and the roads being slippery, it was a perfect day to stay home. We started a fire in the fireplace and started to wrap presents.  It took forever.  We decided to use up all the partial rolls of wrapping paper.  Nothing matches, but we used up much of the old paper.  Don't tell the little kids, but Santa came early.  Instead of stretching out the stockings that are hanging on the fireplace, I made fabric bags with each persons name.  These bags make it easier to fit our stocking stuffers.

Tomorrow I will be baking.  I have some challenges this year because some family members can not eat wheat.  Hopefully I can come up with a few good things.  Thanksgiving was successful, so I'm sure Christmas will be as well.

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