Today the sky is clear and oh so verrry coooold. For Alabama the high outside my front door is supposed to get all the way up to 32F. Oh that is sooooo warm LOL. It looks sunny and warm but oh it isn't. The weathermen are still saying we will have a chance for freezing rain by Wednesday morning. I hope not. Alabamians do NOT do well with freezing rain or ice. And on top of that it has been years since we have had any. The nitwits here think it is just clear snow. I will NOT leave my house period. Having broken a wrist when I was in college on ice I know better. I may be hard headed but not THAT hard headed. It hurt. I can still remember it propped up on pillows in my grandmother's bed with blankets draped over it to keep it warm. It hurt. That was the last time I ever remember the doctor coming to the house. It was January 1966. Brother have times changed since then. I wasn't even doing something silly then, I was standing still watching for traffic and my brothers were up the street at the top of the hill waiting for me to give the 'all clear' so they could make a run down the hill (five blocks) on their new sled. I gave the signal and turned to watch them and my feet flew out from under me and I landed on my left wrist. The sad part was I was a music major at Samford University and my major instrument was the viola. Now you can see the significance of breaking the left wrist. I never had a decent vibrato again.
Oh well the twists and turns of life. That is all I will say about snow today. And ice.
Now about giveaways. Heirloom Gypsy is have a delightful giveaway. Some keys, a pinafore (beautiful), a silver spoon ornament and vintage crochet trim and lace and last but not least a demitasse cup and saucer. So hurry over and get your name in the pot and check out all the other pretties she has. The button is in the upper right hand corner and here is a link http://heirloomgypsy.blogspot.com/ .
Now about Christmas. As you can see from my Christmas countdown widget above it is less than 2 weeks til Christmas. I was out Saturday morning about 10 AM and there was hardly anyone at the grocery store or on the road. I guess the hard financial times have every where. They have hit us, for sure. We have to be careful with penny. This year I am sending out Christmas cards and not buying but a couple of gifts. I have the stamps left from last year and the cards, too, for that matter. I like to stay in touch with friends and relations that live far away. We rarely see each other any more except at funerals. No more of the visits atleast once a year like when I was young. Most of us are getting too old to travel much on our own. And oddly enough the ones of us left don't have hardly any children to take us places like my parents did for their parents. Hadn't really thought about that until just now. My husband never had any children, I don't have any children, most of my cousins in Tennessee don't have any children. Weird how so many of us never even married or married late in life (like I did at 62), yet all of us were raised old fashion to not have children without benefit of marriage. I guess we are a literally a dying generation. Well so much for the pensive thoughts for this time of the year. We must remember what this season celebrates. The birth of our Lord and Savior.
THAT is the MOST IMPORTANT THING. THANK YOU, GOD, FOR SENDING YOUR SON.