Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oh the weather outside is frightful. . .

Well how about that? It looks like the Northeast will have a white Christmas after all! Living in New England, snow for Christmas isn't always a given. Some years we'll have a green Christmas and a white Easter, you just never know with Mother Nature.

The best thing about this snowstorm though was, it forced me to STAY HOME! You see, I spend just about every weekend in December running to multiple parties or events. It seems every time I turn around, someone wants to raise a glass of egg nog and celebrate the season. As many of you know, I seldom turn down free drinks or food, but by Christmas, I'm stressed out, exhausted, and potentially ready for a trip to the Betty Ford Clinic.

Last night, I watched a Christmas special with my daughters, played a board game, and wrapped all my presents. Today, we're going to make Christmas cookies, and if the snow keeps falling, I might just miss another party scheduled for this evening. Darn.

I've always enjoyed a good snow storm, but this year, it gave me the opportunity to appreciate the season just a little bit more.

So, to all of you, no matter where you live or what holiday (or lack thereof) you celebrate, may you find blessings and joy in the small things, such as staying in your jammies, making cookies, or just spending time with the people you love.

Happy Holidays from all of us in the Sizzling Scribes!


Lynn LaFleur said...

I'm so jealous of your snow. I would *love* for it to snow. Maybe some will fall in January or February here in North Texas.

I second Ari's wish for everyone to have a wonderful holiday. Whatever weather comes your way, I hope it's exactly what you want.


Tielle St. Clare said...

I so understand Ari...I wish for snow days just so I'm trapped in my house for a day or so. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend a couple of days. Merry Christmas!

Ida Brugler said...


We got our first snow fall of the year here in Ohio. With any luck it will stay just a bit longer for Christmas.
Baking with family is wonderful. A bit sad this year We went from 6 kids helping down to 2, but i guess they have to grow up sometime.
Merry Christmas,