We've lost our snow after having a white world for 15 days. In our eight years in this town, I don't think we've had as long of "white stint" so early in the season as this one. Now, after rain all day yesterday, it's green again. We're back to dreaming of a white Christmas.
For those who might not have had snow to help the Christmas spirit, may I commend the book, This Way to Christmas, by Ruth Sawyer. You're sure to be filled with the inspiration for joyous celebrating with this cozy book. It'd make a nice family read aloud. Next up for my Christmas reading is Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg.
"It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" are plays running in our local theatres the next couple of weekends. It'd be fun to get to at least one of these. I've seen the movies for both, but not the play versions. (No, Miss E. isn't in either one - her age didn't match the ages needed in their audition calls.)
The old movie version of "Miracle on 34th Street" is on our kitchen counter ready for our family to watch soon, hopefully tomorrow; with a whole list of other Christmas movies and TV specials to follow (as requested by Miss E.) Erin and I just watched "White Christmas" for the first time ever, ("Snow, snow, snow...")
I won't be singing with our church choir this month, but hopefully I'll be able to attend their Christmas concert, with the small Christian college in town, next week. I'm hoping we'll find a "Messiah" sing-along to participate in. And our parish is hoping to go Christmas caroling in the neighborhood this Sunday evening.
Isn't it just the most wonderful time of the year?