temp of 16º with a wind chill of 3º, snowy and blowing snow. It's been colder but not this year. Have the tree up and most of the decorations and about half the shopping done. Just need to finish the shopping, wrap the presents, mail out Christmas cards, clean the house, bake lots of cookies and plan the Christmas evening buffet menu. That won't be too hard, they always want the same things...........tradition I guess. We will have 4 of our children with us this year. The fifth one came up for Thanksgiving from Kentucky and we do need to share her with her family down there too.
Don't have the stocking hung by the chimney with care yet.........that's the last thing we do! Only 2 stockings though, Mema(Grandma) and BumpaGrandpa)! The other kids all have stockings at their own houses now. Our youngest son has a blended family and we will be sadly missing the two oldest from that group but hope they have a Merry Christmas and we will catch up with them later. We will probably have approximately 22 people in all here. Good thing we have a big house!
Hubby gets to go back on first shift beginning next Mon. the 20th. We are very excited and thank the Lord for that. We don't know for how long, but hope it lasts a long, long time!
Merry Christmas to all my friends and a Happy New Year. I know it's early, but just in case I don't get back here before then. Love you all!