BOO! I’m late!!

Well here it is almost a full week into November and I’m just getting ready to post Halloween photos!

My eldest Daughter’s house:

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Granddaughter Lily – The Butterfly

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Grandson Carlos – aka Robin, the Caped Crusader

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I didn’t get to see if my eldest Grandson Gabe got to go out. ¬†ūüôĀ

Winter Solstice

Where I am the Winter Solstice was today. ¬†At 9:47am to be precise. ¬†I look forward to this day for weeks, maybe even months. ¬†And do you know why? ¬†Because here it is the shortest day of the year, and after today I will get a few more moments of day light each day. ¬†How wonderful is that? ¬†More sun!! ¬†I think I should live near the equator so I don’t have these short days. ¬†Now the sun is just coming up when I leave for work and it is totally dark when I go home in the evening. ¬†Soon I’ll have light on both ends of my workday.

My “baby” is home from university (with her boyfriend) and we are all at my middle daughter’s enjoying wonderful hospitality. ¬†We are getting ready for Christmas – the baking of cookies has begun, the tree is decorated, beautiful voices singing carols fill the space. ¬†I am having such a wonderful time. ¬†I’ve been taking LOTS of photos, but there doesn’t seem to be anytime to process or post them. ¬†I will have some up soon tho.

I hope you are enjoying the season of love too.

And all is right in my world…

I woke up this morning and decided that it wasn’t as light as it should be. ¬†So I turned over and went back to sleep. ¬†Later I awoke again, and while it still wasn’t as light as I thought it should be I decided to get up. ¬†When I eventually made my way to the kitchen I was surprised to see it was nearly 10! ¬†(I am generally up, without an alarm, between 5 and 6.)

I looked out the dining room slider into the little courtyard and saw that the pavement was wet.  Now it took a couple of minutes for this to process.  It had RAINED!  I live in the desert, and it had rained.

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The sky was all cloudy.

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So I went outside to make sure, and yep – the rain stink was there! ¬†(I’m told that the smell is from the creosote bushes getting wet and let me tell you, it’s not all that pleasant to me.)

So I made a beautiful breakfast of cappuccino, range free eggs and English toasting bread.  Delicious!

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I spent the day working on Christmas projects and generally feeling good (this is something rain does for me).

Thanksgiving I spent with eldest daughter and family. ¬†It was great to be with family. ¬†Friday morning we continued our visit and then I headed back. ¬†Here’s H and G saying ‘bye to me.

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Tomorrow I’ll continue working on the Christmas projects and just enjoying being at home.

Being close to family is one of the biggest benefits of my going back to work!