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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Welcome Winter

Winter has come, at least to the Mid-West.  Here in the Mid-Atlantic it is so mild.  In fact it is so mild that the Swallowtail Butterfly that spun a late chrysalis emerged today.  She is beautiful, but we do not know how it will survive - there are no flowers to get nectar from.

Instead of the lovely snow in these paintings, we have rain.  We are running around in light coats or sweaters instead of wool coats.

 Christmas is just days away and I must say that I am excited.  It is a wonderful holiday - one in which we celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus.  We went to Sight and Sound yesterday to see The Miracle of Christmas.  It was very good and an excellent way for the kids to be reminded again about why He came.

The next few days are pretty relaxed but then Tim's birthday, Christmas, and the next weekend Lindsay's 20th birthday and our 24th anniversary.  I will try to blog as much as I can, but with so much going on (as well as school here) it may not happen.

I want to thank you all for reading here, for your friendships and encouragement to me!  What a blessing you have been!  


Vee said...

The weather is certainly bizarre. Another in the 40s day here, which is nearly unheard of in December. Our promise of a Nor'easter for Christmas went wrong and so there'll probably not even be snow. We don't need snow to celebrate, however! Crazy busy at the Cottage it sounds. Have lots of fun and keep the Merry going!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

The weather here has been strange. We had one "dusting of snow" and then a couple of inches. But otherwise, it has been a very wet Season.

Stephanie's area has had all rain after that big October snowfall!

At least it looks like we won't have any heavy rains between now and Christmas.

sherry said...

it's currently 39 degrees where i live,
but will climb to 58 by mid-day. overnight the temp will drop to 28, they say. brr. no snow in these parts, lest you drive 45 minutes east to higher elevation. then loads of the white stuff. soon, oh very soon, our rainy season will commence.

Anonymous said...

We may have to turn the air on here, but tomorrow it is supposed to be more normal....50's and I am glad for that!

My DH and I have been to Sight and Sound, we saw "Daniel" and it was INCREDIBLE!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! :o)

Brenda said...

Blue skies and sunshine here in Texas. But who knows what tomorrow will bring. I want to thank you for the joy you bring in your blog. I learn from you in many ways. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your relaxed days and the fun crazy ones too.


Cheryl said...

Deanna, it is you who have been an encouragement to so many! I am so glad to have "met" you this year!

Christmas blessings (and birthday...and anniversary!) to you and yours...


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