Winter has arrived in Northern Wisconsin! The weather outside is definitely frightful and events for the day are cancelled all over our little town. Today was actually the first time that someone phoned to inform us that church services will not be held this morning because of the weather!
One of my favorite parts of winter is being snowed in during a snow storm. I know it sounds crazy but I just think that there is something special about being stranded in your home with your loved ones. Especially when the tv goes out and you have to think of other activities to keep you busy.
As I was looking out the window at the birds scurrying about in the blowing snow, I noticed one red cardinal. I'm sure this is the same one that has been visiting my feeders for the last few days. Since we have moved into our home three years ago I have really enjoyed birdwatching, and I have been waiting to see a cardinal. Now he has arrived and he must like us because he keeps coming back. I just love watching those birds!
My son came home from college a couple of nights ago for his Christmas break and he will be staying for at least a month. It kind of saddens me to think that this could be his last vacation staying at home with us since he is graduating in the spring and preparing for law school. But that is what life is about...raise them up to do better in the world.
I have been a real slacker with my Christmas shopping this year, but thank goodness that we finally decorated our tree yesterday! That's one thing I can cross off my list for holiday projects!
Well I think that I am going to go and bake some cookies...another of my favorite snow day activities! Maybe after that I will try to get my Christmas novel finished. Happy Sunday everyone!