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Jack Frost Came to Visit

Hello, my friends! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! Mom and I really had an enjoyable day. It was sunny but frigid. My neighbor’s cat, Tabitha, has yet to be picked up, and they haven’t been over for more than a week, so I’ve been taking food over for her. I gave her a can of salmon yesterday as a Christmas pick-me-up. She really enjoyed it.

As the title implies, the weather took a cold turn this past week. Christmas was so cold, I wore earmuffs outside and longed for a heavy coat. Us Southern people aren’t used to temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The wind chill put us in the teens, so it was even colder! I didn’t see any traffic in our neighborhood until late afternoon, and then it was one car and they left and returned in about 20 minutes. It was just too cold to be out. 🥶

No snow for us, I’m afraid. Just icy wind. Thank God for coffee! Mom and I watched Christmas movies all day. Mostly the old school claymation specials, but later that night we watched Mom’s all time favorite–It’s a Wonderful Life–and it drove me to tears as usual.

The movie really is a sobering reminder, though, that every single person on this planet has an impact, whether they realize it or not. You matter to God and you matter to people. You have a purpose on this planet. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you’re worthless because it simply isn’t true.

On a lighter note, I’m salivating over all the ideas I have for the garden this spring. I want to attempt to grow potatoes! I’d also like to try my hand at carrots again and maybe attempt a pumpkin patch.

I don’t remember if I told you this, but I learned a new crochet stitch! It’s called Apache Tears. It’s super pretty, and I’ve been using up all my extra yarn to make a blanket. It’s going to look gorgeous when it’s finished.

Now that Christmas is over, I’m looking forward to the New Year. A chance to continue my weight loss, gardening, finding out if my tulips will bloom, and the possibility of seeing Mom’s rose bushes bloom. I noticed the website had the spring rose bushes up, and they have a variety called Rosie the Riveter. My mom’s mom, Gran as I called her, was a riveter, and even has her name on the Rosie the Riveter memorial. I’d love to get a couple of those bushes and plant them in her memory.

I don’t think our winter is done, though, by any means. I expect a pretty good ice storm sometime in January, and then our spring will spring in late February.

As we move forward to the New Year, I certainly pray that 2021 is better than 2020. Whew! This year has been a real roller-coaster, and I’m ready to go for a more kiddy-ride style year. I told Mom yesterday that I have a good feeling about 2021. I believe it’s going to be a good year. I hope I’m right.

Well, lovely people, I have groceries ready to be picked up, and my fingers are so cold they don’t want to type anymore. If I don’t write again before New Year’s, I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year. I look forward to sharing life’s journeys with y’all over the next year. Love you all and until next time, stay healthy my friends.

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