White Christmas

In the annals of Harrison-Goldin Christmases, 2009 will be remembered as the "Year the Iowan Actually Agreed that it Snowed".

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Unremarkable to many of you, but did I mention we have snow?  In Scotland?

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Of course it snows here on occasion, but for an Iowan to take notice of it, it does have to be more than the 2 inches that so often grinds the country to a halt.  We have probably 4 inches lying, but we have gone through some rises in temperature that have created a good inch of ice underneath the top level of snow. 

The snow was a big hit at first, but has now kept two of us essentially housebound.  The wee man is apparently cold, but is "too big" to wear a hat, mittens and snowpants to go outside.

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Being the hearty mid-western lass I am, I have no real problem with the ice and snow...except what started out as a mild case of SPD/Pelvic Girdle Pain, is now quite severe and my waddle has turned into a shuffle. This does not go well with ice and a mile walk to town.

Which has generally been OK, as there has been lots inside the house to keep us busy.  Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without excessive food consumption.

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Do you see those sweet potatoes and marshmallows?  I ate the entire pan myself over 3 days...mmmmm.

Much of my time has been spent dealing with the leftovers. 3 turkey pies await consumption in the freezer with the half a bird we had left. Cooking and baking and generally doing the things we don't usually have time to do during the work week has made for a lovely wee break. Christmas photos are available here.

Christmas was great and the company even better.  Our second lot of visitors arrive today and finally the fabric shop reopens and I can get some black sewing thread and elastic to finish up a number of things I have on the go. Not an off year at all.


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