Tuesday, December 01, 2015
But better than last week. :)
Leah was feeling so crummy that they moved their Thanksgiving to Sunday. (You know how Moms don't get sick days.) So we had our private little Thanksgiving last night. Dagan texted me an offer to come and pick me up after work. I haven't started the Paseo for months so I said I should probably drive it. Are you sure, he says. It's snowing and expected to snow all night.
I close the blinds when it gets dark and it was dark really early. I think I closed the blinds about 3-3:30pm--and there was no snow then. Those of you who know me know I don't watch the news...don't even have regular television anymore in the first place and watch shows online. I had no clue. I ran to go look and it was snowing alright...and the little Paseo is absolutely terrible on snow and ice...so I texted him back and enthusiastically agreed to a ride. :)
As I waited on the bench in the entryway I noticed that at 5ish at night there was not one footprint in the snow in the front of our building. Yup. I live in a senior building now. LOL!
Somebody has a little outdoor tree on their patio. How pretty!
It really is like a different world here. Love it!
With this snot-brain I am lucky I remembered to take any pictures at all, to be honest. I grabbed a couple pics as Leah...
...and Dagan were setting the table. Leah got out the beautiful plates, dinnerware, and glassware she inherited from her mom. Special!!
So that's what I have to show this week for T Stands For Tuesday! Crystal goblets! Whoohoo! (Got to change up from my usual red thermal mug of coffee once in a while.)
Ian was trying to put all three of his plastic Ikea utensils in his mouth...seemingly quite amazed that Gramma was at his house...and was taking pictures. (I really need to get well so I can go visit regularly again.)
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and a fantastic time! Not counting the actual move or my family's visit in October I think I have only been out twice since I started packing in May. That's too much being home even for me--LOL!
So Miss Karma was beyond delighted that I was home again. Those are empty Target bags (Leah sent home leftovers and a tabletop tree they haven't used for a long time) and my red shoulder bag Karma is rolling and rubbing her head on.
The cup I used to bring home coffee I was drinking (they don't drink coffee) leaked all over my bag so I had to empty it right away when I got home. (I've never washed it before so I have my fingers crossed.)
I doubt it was the coffee that was getting her all excited. My bet is the individually wrapped mint lifesavers that had been in there--ROFL! (Karma LOVES catnip...needless to say after her making a fool of herself over peppermint lifesavers, I suppose.)
She got ahold of the package the mint flavored braces wax I am using on my broken tooth a couple days ago and I had to take it away from her because she was literally eating the paper!
Anyways, we were greeted with all this beautiful, sparkly whiteness this morning!
The winter sounds are back! People were out scooping snow away from their garage doors and scraping it off their cars. There was that rumbly, padded, near-squeaky sound of a good layer of fresh snow beneath tires and feet. Plows were busy.
There were some little birdie prints on the patio. Sparrows, I think.
And a plow already came through on the walkway since I took the first pictures. A truck! They drove a truck with a snowplow on the front right up and down the sidewalk! That can't be good for the lifespan of that concrete, eh? But I have to admit it worked like a charm and a runner with a big dog has already whizzed by. :)
Well, I may have gotten the envelopes addressed but I have yet to begin on writing out Christmas cards and letters. It's the snot-brain, folks. What can I tell ya. I will get to them. I will call the dentist one day and get this broken tooth fixed or pulled. I do have faith that this super virus will eventually tire of me...of us. We all will be well again. Eventually. I'm glad little Ian has had a lesser version and Dagan has never gotten it. Oh, and I am as thrilled as Karma with mint to be looking out at the snow!
Happy Tuesday!! :):)
(I think snow counts for this quote, too.)
"When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, "Ah," you are participating in divinity."