Thursday, December 30, 2010
Christmas snow at last
There's something so peaceful about sitting near a Christmas tree with a hot cup of tea and a good book, seeing the snow fall outside the window. I'm reading The Help, probably the last person in America to do so. I'd like to just sit and read it in one sitting, but my desk is stacked high with piles of stuff that I mentally tagged, "deal with after December 25th."
So, my day has been one of work at the desk for a bit, do some laundry, read a few chapters. Repeat. Not a bad day at all!
Last night, our friends Kathy and Steve came over with their two boys, Tyler and Scotty. I made chicken tortilla soup in the crock pot, some hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls for those who prefer less spicy cuisine, and we had ice cream sundaes for dessert. Very simple, but everyone seemed to enjoy it. We spent the evening playing Wii games. Everyone got in on the action, and I learned that I am no better at bowling on a t.v. screen than I was in an actual bowling alley. Except, I never knocked over an entire bowl of potato chips when I was on a league. Dan's comment: "I hope you have the wrist strap on that controller."
Oddly, it seems more like Christmas now than it did in the crazy, busy week prior. Maybe it's the snow. Or maybe it's that I've been reminded that December 25th is really the beginning and not the end of the yuletide. It's the end of Advent, and the waiting period. But now the wait is over and the season of light has begun! I guess the snow isn't really that late after all, but right on time.