This is how I intend to spend my day today. How about everyone else?
Happy Sunday everyone! Can you believe it’s almost December already – I can’t! Has anyone started decorating for Christmas yet? I hope to start today with a bit of house decorating and hopefully by the weekend the tree can go up. One good thing is that I am almost done my Christmas shopping. Yaaaaaaaaaaay! I did take advantage of Black Friday deals online and got a lot done then. Were any of you brave enough to actually venture out to the stores?
Well winter has most definitely arrived here in Canada and especially Alberta. We got hit with a huge dump of snow not even a few weeks ago and it was a mess here as it had been really wet snow underneath which froze. Our roads were horrible and truthfully I’m not sure they’re much better now. To top it off it’s been pretty cold although it’s mostly the wind that’s been getting us. I bundle up so much to take Sam for a walk that I’m surprised I can move at all. LOL. I took a whole bunch of pictures of the snow that day and then of Sam having a jolly good time in it. He loves the winter and the snow!
Here is a picture of a tree in my backyard that we chopped down this year. I had hoped to decorate it with garlands before it snowed but I wasn’t fast enough. I may still try though!
You can see all the snow piled on it and it was still falling as you see in the picture.
Here are a few more out in the front yard where you can really see the amount of snow that fell…
I took this close up of the apple tree because I liked how it looked with all the snow stuck to it.
And then we’ve got Sam in the snow. The pictures are dark because I had to wait until it stopped snowing to take my camera outside so they were later in the afternoon already when it was starting to get dark.
Yup, I’ve got a mug full of snow and I’ve been running around and jumping in snow banks so I really need a good stretch now.
Awwwww Mom, I don’t want to go in yet. My face isn’t quite frozen enough yet. Can’t I go in a few more snow banks? Pleeeeeeeeeease!
As for the blog – yes it’s been a bit quiet lately. After Dad’s surgery and all I just seemed to have lost my blogging mojo and it deosn’t seem to want to come back yet. Dad is doing well but we’ll know more after his appointment in December as to what they may be doing with him next. I’m hoping nothing too scary. Anyhow I think with the stress and all I maybe needed a bit of a break. Hopefully within the next few weeks I start to feel more like blogging again.
I also wanted to tell you about a blog hop I’ll be participating in come December. It’s the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop and it’ll be running from December 10-17 and it’s being hosted by one of my favorite bloggers and that’s Amy from Passages to the Past. There will be lots of giveaways from bloggers and authors so be sure to pop by not only my blog, but also over to Passages to the Past to visit all the great blogs that will be participating. If you’re interested in participating head over and check out the post on Amy’s blog.
Well that’s it for today. I’m going to spend the day much like Sammy up at the top of the post except I’ll be reading and finishing up The Emperor’s Conspiracy by Michelle Diener. I have a review up tomorrow and let’s just say I’m really enjoying it! What are you all spending your day doing?