Saturday, December 19, 2009

Crunch Time!

It's getting down to the wire as far as Christmas is concerned - is everyone ready?  I still have one or two gifts to get but don't know exactly what - do you all have people like that?  It's the ones who you don't really know that well but want to bless with a little something and you want it to be something they'd like to get.  Well, not much time to figure it out, is there?

Sorry, no pictures with this post - I have been painting a little but my scanner died so I don't have any pictures to show.  I don't know about you all but I have a difficult time taking a digital photo of my paintings and would much rather scan them.  Not only has the scanner gone south, but the weather has been very overcast and rainy so there hasn't been any good natural light for photos anyway.

As a matter of fact, we started out with a snow/sleet mixture yesterday morning and got some intermixed snow off and on for most of the day.  The temps rose overnight and are above freezing so there's nothing on the ground, thank God.  I know some people like snow for Christmas (& there's a chance for it on Christmas Eve here!) but it's a nasty four-letter word to me!

It doesn't help that everything practically shuts down here when one snowflake falls so you can't do last minute shopping or anything.  Of course, most people just jam the grocery stores for a while then stay home and watch it fall.  That's fine for them but it's such a pain to try to get to the barn to take care of Bonnie when it's slick and icy out or if you have to slog through snow.  Then, there's the extra clean-up because she stays in her stall more and ice to either chip out of the water tank or having to put in the tank heater.  She's worth it, of course, but I'd still prefer no snow!


sue said...

Yes, but the plus side is that they are easier to groom when there is no rain/mud for them to wallow in!

Jeanette said...

I prefer lack of snow for ease of getting around. Snow does add a touch of Christmas to the air, but without it Christmas still comes.

I have some last minute things to get as well, but snow and ice here today stopped me from venturing out. As I have next week off work, I can do these things at my leisure so I'm not worried.

Yes, the trek to the barn to feed animals in winter isn't much fun sometimes is it?

Jan said...

My dear Sue, it so rarely snows here that even a little bit will be mud in no time at all. Guess that should help me not fret about a little snow but while it's here, it's so wet and cold!

It is easier to get around without snow and ice, Jeanette, especially since this part of the country usually isn't really prepared for it if we do get it.