Happy New Year!
This week went by quickly. When Keanna came to clean on Tuesday even she was shocked to see the hallway! LOL! I haven't seen this hallway since I moved in. Had two bookcases on the right hand side and later another short bookcase, too, under the coat hooks.As suspected, Allie is a bit freaked out and unhappy, but she just paws more at the boxes in the living room.
The U-Haul wall is about full. But I am about done pre-packing, anyways.
I am down to this one full box to purge from the hallway (filled with small empty containers) and the hall closet (which I have already more than half emptied. Small stuff that I do not feel badly about procrastinating on for a while. I am a tad bit exhausted. :)
This was the last load of donations in the pantry that went to the garage.
Was warmer briefly--enough to melt a lot of the ice. Critter Cafe was busy.
The ice storms over Christmas were awful. We got a thin bit of snow covering all that ice.
The plows scraped away as much of the ice as they could.
Allie watching mealtimes at the Critter Cafe every day. One of her favorite pastimes.
Wednesday Dagan and the boys brought me over to the West Fargo Clinic to have my annual checkup with Dr. Kessler. He accidentally came half and hour early and the appointment started half an hour late, so it was a long afternoon but a good one. Was nice to see her and fill her in on what happened over my cancer adventure. She had me stop at the lab so they could check my vitamin D levels because they had been so high a while back and were never checked again. (Results came back and now they are fine.)
It was one very hungry hawk! Barely took a breath between ripping off another hunk to chow down.
There was nothing under the tree when it left. Not a feather or fur--so we don't know what it was eating. Tried hard to see. Ian got his binoculars but couldn't tell, either.
...and decorating. The boys love helping make the cookies.
I always love their outside trees they decorate every year.
Liam and Santa.
Daddy and the boys.
The boys on the Merry-Go-Round.
Liam by a fire pit.
The boys outside the Red River Zoo.
Their Christmas tree at home.
I thought--yes, they are very pretty. But she and Dagan said to look closer. Can you see one says Liam and one says Ian! Dagan and Leah each have one, too. Leah asked me if I would like one for next year. Her sister Michal got them each one for Christmas and Leah knows where she ordered them. Uncommon Goods. (I've never heard of that place, but these are cool and I would like one--yes!)
Here's how thick the ice was in that storm! Looks half an inch or so!
Their willow tree sagging under the weight of the ice.
After the ice had melted.
Huge branch was lost. :(
Half the tree top is gone.
Leah called Baker Nursery where she used to work to ask them what to do. She wrapped it. Supposed to remove it in the spring. Poor tree!
Next year there will be stockings up for all of us--and the two cats! lol!
Honestly--I have pretty much collapsed since then. Did do some baking and some laundry. But I have mostly caught up on some new seasons, new episodes, and even some Christmas specials of shows I really like and am behind on. Vera, Death in Paradise, Shetland, The Gilded Age, Fargo, Midsommer Murders, Sister Boniface--and I am now on Only Murders in the Building. Got my new Bullet journal set up for 2024 and January is all ready to go.