And so this was Christmas
How was your Christmas holiday weekend? Ours was quieter than I might have liked, due to the frigid temperatures that kept us huddled under blankets indoors, with the TV on. No snow, either! Snow makes it so pretty you can forgive the freezing; it's kind of like an even-exchange.
Oh, the sun was shining and the outdoors looked so inviting -- up until you stepped out and the arctic-like wind hit you. We attempted one walk with Snoopy on Christmas Eve afternoon, and the poor dog was pulling the leash to hurry us home! Who could blame him? The wind was cutting through my winter gear and by the time we'd gone around the block I was numb from head to foot. Not pleasant. Most of Christmas weekend it was 12 degrees, but with the wind chill, the feels-like temperature was -6.
|one of the trees at The Broadmoor|
Christmas morning my little family awoke, opened gifts and had a nice brunch at home. One of my favorite gifts was the book I've been waiting to read, Go Set a Watchman. I surprised Dennis with a FitBit Charge, and the gift I most enjoyed giving Ben was an Ancestry.com DNA kit. On the day after Christmas I spent a couple of hours out doing after-Christmas shopping; I did as much as I could stand to, out in the still frigid temperatures. The rest of the time, we watched many movies on TV, ate lots of Christmas fare, and, somewhere in there I managed to do a little paper art and some sewing. How was your Christmas?