Hello beautiful visitors! I'm sorry I flaked out and didn't do a Christmas Day post, but I really was buzzed by all the cooking, baking, singing, opening of gifts. Our oven caught on fire (the element) because my tasty but ugly sponge overflowed. Our stove is very old and it was the element's time to go. Anyway, the rib roast was done and I cooked the potatoes and beans in the microwave, so we still had a yummy feast on Christmas Day. Now I am waiting for the new stove to arrive. It's plain and black because I can't replace all the appliances at once, so I must continue with our black appliance pattern. I really wanted a red stove but they are SUPER expensive, so a black plain one it is. I'm grateful.
When we turned the attic fan on to suck out the oven smoke, the pilot light on the hot water heater went out so when there was no hot water, I thought, "YIKES! We can't have overnight guests without hot water and an oven." Bill relit the light and hot water is restored. We are so spoiled by conveniences.
These wonderbugs and their parents were here last night. It was wonderful to have the house full of THEM! LOVE! We had air beds in the basement to round out the sleeping spots to four. They didn't go right to sleep, but we got to visit with Brad and April long into the evening which was perfectly divine.
This morning it was 23 degrees. Brrrrrrrr. Atticus packed his own bag (shorts - no pants) so he was a bit chilly!
After they left, Bill ran an errand and I had a nice cuppa. I am so grateful for grown up kids (their spouses, too) and grands.
Thank you so much for reading all the posts in December. You are extremely nice.
I do love this time of year because it feels bright and hopeful. I plan on viewing photos of my flower gardens from years gone by. I love planning planting and anticipating the coming spring even though winter just began. That's okay. I shall buy hyacinths.