I received some thoughtful and wonderful gifts over this season. My family and husband put thought and time and money into their choices. Middle Daughter gave me this figurine — and though I know that things like this can be “just one more thing to sit on the shelf and get dusty,” this is one feels different somehow!
We are looking for some serious snow here today. Certain Man is in his chair, still working on the sermon for this morning that may or may not be needed — many churches have already canceled, and our little church, on a back country road with no wind breaks is still deciding. I am not eager to take my ladies out in it. Beeba worked last night, and she is home, but reports treacherous black ice under the snow on untreated roads. All the out of state offspringin’s are gone — Lem and Jess left last night, ahead of the storm and were safely home to their apartment in Philadelphia around midnight. Raph and Gina decided last night that they would sleep and then try to head out this morning ahead of the worst of the storm, so they left around 6:30. The house is strangely quiet and empty. We had a great weekend together, just too short, and we missed our Thailand girlie incredibly much.