December 18 to 24, 2022

Hello and welcome! 

As I write this post, I happily report that we have come through an epic 3-day snowstorm over the Christmas holidays. All our county’s roads were closed and only re-opened on December 26, and we hunkered down to wait it out. Thankfully we kept power for the entire time and had enough provisions for the duration, for which we are so grateful. My only complaint is that hubby & I both came down with a nasty head cold, but this, too, shall pass.

December 18 (352/365) 

Sunday Coffee Series: Happy Sunday morning! It has been a snowy week, and we woke up to fresh snow again this morning. It was currently -4C/25F and is still dark and overcast, but so pretty. I took a few ornaments out to brighten up the scene, as my Christmas mug was buried in the snow on the rail. Today is Fourth Advent, and I continue to count my blessings for exceptionally generous neighbours that plowed the heavy snow earlier in the week. (Thank you!) This time next week will be Christmas Day! I hope you enjoy your preparations and take time to notice the little moments too! 

December 19 (353/365)

Minimalist Monday: It is snowing again. I love new, fluffy snow; it feels magical! This pine tree in our yard has its very own decorations! 

“There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on.”

~ Carol Rifka Brunt

December 20 (354/365) 

Once December arrives, I start looking through my many cookbooks for my favourite family recipes. I also have a couple of must-read books in preparation for the upcoming holidays. I read “Christmastime” by Sandra Boynton. It is a light read and gives all the necessary information and inspiration to jump into the holiday season with a good dose of humour. Next on my holiday reading list is “Letters from Father Christmas” by J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien wrote these letters to entertain his children for 20 years, and they told of Father Christmas’ adventures at the North Pole and included drawings by Tolkien himself. It is quite charming.

December 21 (355/365)

It’s the shortest day, longest night and Winter Solstice. What better time to bake some comforting Mince Tarts? Here they are fresh out of the oven & will receive a dusting of powdered sugar when cooled down. 

Winter: days get colder; snow gets whiter; sweaters get bigger; books get thicker; blankets get larger; chimney gets hotter; snuggling gets nicer & hearts get closer!

December 22 (356/365)

Today we are waiting for a big storm to arrive; rain first, then snow & wind. 

I wanted to share some fun after last week’s snowfall when I went out with some of my red ornaments and played! The pine trees were so pretty, and the decorations added sparkle! 

December 23 (357/365)

This view is my favourite in all seasons. We had a lot of rain last night that took that dusting of snow away, but more snow is coming! Stay safe out there, people!

December 24 (358/365)

It’s official; we made the nice list! It’s Christmas Eve, and we are stuck inside today; all roads in the county have been closed due to ‘zero visibility.’ We have a 6-foot drift in our backyard and another significant drift down our driveway. Currently, it is -9C & feels like -21 (16F feels like -5F). Thankfully, we have all our supplies in for the next several days. Stay home, everyone! Stay safe & stay warm.

We are digging out, though there have been many challenges due to the rain, temperature drop, snow & wind over the last several days. Continue to stay safe out there! 

Thank you for visiting, Connie 🙂

4 thoughts on “December 18 to 24, 2022

  1. I just love all these. Such lovely snowy scenes to pore over instead of the dull grey rainy days we are having here 😔 though maybe not so good to be snowed in (though I wouldn’t mind!). Happy new year Connie! Keep em coming in 23!


  2. Beautiful post! It sounds like you have followed me in weather and in sickness! Stay warm, and I hope that you are on the road to a full recovery!
    Happy New Year! 🙂


  3. So glad you made it through your blustery weather! Your photos of the ornaments in the trees would make such beautiful Christmas cards. Hope you and hubby have recovered from your head colds.

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