Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice – Lucky Day


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This is my 497th post. I’ll be drawing a name from the comments in the last 5 posts leading up to & including the 500th, to give someone a prize. A piece of my Threadplay.  Today is winter Solstice. That means that from now until June 21st, every day will get brighter & longer here in the North country.  We had this snow storm on Friday. It was a good day to be home.

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We wondered why we were only getting local TV stations when we first got up, then Warren went outside. Once he raked the snow off of the tree by the dish, all our channels came back.

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We finished putting the second layer of mortar between the stones in Warren’s bar today. It was a messy job, but we finally got it done.

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On Sunday we had friends over for dinner & an ornament exchange.

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Food coma started to set in.

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Afterwards we played “Catch Phrase”. It was a lot of fun.

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Why am I lucky? Because I have wonderful friends & Family. & Because today my sister Em called me to let me know that I won the Quilt Raffle for her Grand-daughter’s band. It is a Queen sized quilt, that my sister made. I bought 10 tickets. I think it’s the first quilt raffle I’ve ever won!


Anita said...

Wow, Deb, that's quite the snow storm! Happy first-day-on-the-trek-to-summer. You are living "the good life". Happy Holidays!

Ilene said...

You winning a quilt is like me winning a box of flies.....
Great snow pictures and yes, I do miss it:(

Delighted Hands said...

Glad you had a nice time-the snow l-o-o-k-s very pretty. Have a happy Christmas!

Connie Rose said...

Congrats on winning the quilt, Deb! And thanks for the wonderful photos of the snow. I particularly like the individual flakes photographed as they're coming down. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Vicki W said...

Your snow photos are beautiful!

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on winning the raffle quilt. How nice that it was won by a quilter-
It sounds like you are having a wonderful festive season.
Wishing you all the best of the seasons joys.
Warmest regards,

Guzzisue said...

beautiful snow photos :-) we rarely get more than a few inches which usually brings the country to a halt!

Marsel said...

Your snow is gorgeous...I always miss the snow at Christmastime!

Sande said...

Oh, food coma - I know that feeling, esp. over the holiday season.
Merry Christmas!

Kathie said...

oh I just love the snow pictures...I am hoping the rain here in NJ this afternoon turns to snow!
Congrats on winning the quilt, how exciting is that!
a queen size quilt for $10 and your sister made it, lucky you!
Have a wonderful Christmas

Granny Fran said...

For a sun lover like me, the short, dark days of winter are a form of hell. One of the things that keeps me going is realizing that the days are beginning to get infitesimally longer. I was designed to be a desert rat, my sanity would never survive the far north dark winters.