December 22, 2008

~Almost Ready for Christmas!~

Well friends, we're almost ready for Christmas!! Shopping for food is the last item on my Christmas list! So I will brave the crowds this morning as I head off to Walmart for my last trip uptown!! I am so fortunate to live in a small town now, where the crowds are actually neighbors, and the whole shopping affair allows me the chance to wish, "Merry Christmas" to friends I won't be seeing until after the Holidays. It is so cold here....about 5 degrees, and the wind is blowing to beat the band!! Yikes!...I'm not looking forward to going out in this weather! Last night I was reading a dear lady's blog who took her kids to Chicago siteseeing yesterday! Cold, arctic winds and low temps. didn't keep them from having fun! Oh how I wish I were as adventurous as she is!! Heavens, I look out the window and get shivers!! My doggy wouldn't even go outside but twice yesterday...and only if I went with her!!! I suppose it is my Southern California upbringing that holds me back from enjoying sub-zero temps.....

But, I am able to thank the Lord that I CAN shovel snow, and drive on icy roads, and that when I am layered up to go outside I actually stay pretty warm-well kind of warm--warm enough, how's that?

I also read on my pal Joni's blog that the days from now on will be getting longer..that's a bonus!! She's in Nebraska, and it is these little things that mean a whole lot to us popscicles in the Midwest! :-)

Well, I'm off to shower, bundle up and head to the store! Wish me luck! Please, if you have a moment of time..say a prayer for the people in New England who are still without power! That must be horrible for them in this cold. Frankly, I do believe I would be burning the house down for warmth by now! Hugs & Blessings~


  1. Great pic! Ha! Yeah, that cold is depressing isn't it? I grew up in southern Calif. too. I sure would love to be back in that climate. I think I'm done with my shopping, but there's always that last minute trip to the store for whatever reason.
    Bestest of holidays to you!!! :)

  2. brrr!!!! raining this morning in Southern California; stay safe in the snow as you do your final holiday shopping! its neat you are in a small town too where everyone knows each other; makes shopping fun wondering who you will run into.

    Merry Christmas!


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  4. Yes I think we were CRAZY for going to Chicago on such a cold day..
    One more trip shopping for me too tomorrow.
    Merry Christmas..Love your picture.

  5. I love that snowy view of your back porch.... I bet is lovely in spring time... can't wait to see it again... ;)

    Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours.


  6. Hi Sharon,
    I hope your Christmas was joyous and here's wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
    P.S. Love from the northern frozen tundra!