Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24, 2009

This picture looks like it could be today but it was taken in 2007.
A short diary today. Last year at this time Gail and I were making lefsa and getting ready to have Christmas Eve with Aaron/Amy and Leo. Time changes so many things. I am putting my best foot forward to be happy, engaged and with the Christmas Spirit. As I said yesterday the house has this empty feeling and spirit. I am so thankful for so many things but I miss my Gail so much, to the point of feeling sad much of the time.
Everyone went outside this morning in the new 8" of snow. We jumped on the tramp, made a bunny trail in the front yard and had fun. Wallace likes the snow to a point, that point being he doesn't like to do his duty in it. I was glad I had my trusty 25 year old Honda snow blower going as it was so much easier than shoveling so much. The snow can be and is often fun but for driving it is not so good.
It will be a quiet Eve tonight. Just Travis, Aaron, Amy, Leo and myself. We are going away from the Christmas eve fish tradition and having crab legs which I have never tasted. It looks like they are easy to do. After dinner A/A/L will go to the Larkins and it will then be a quiet night. Now tomorrow, that will be a bit different with more grandchildren, more adults and more of everything. They are predicting 4-12" more snow so I will say that we may not get out to the cemetery. I will spent some extra time near the Advent candles tonight.
May your Christmas be filled with peace, joy and the Holy spirit in it's fullest form.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you believe all this snow? How was your first expeience with crab? I hope your crab dinner was as tasty as ours. We're thinking of you! My Mom wanted me to also wish you and the family a Merry Christmas from her and Russell (you know she doesn't know how to email) Hope you have fun with the Grandchildren and Children.