Merry Christmas

Peace and happiness to all during this Holiday Season!

It is very white here, snow, snow, snow! Several feet of snow has accumulated on the ground here over the last few days, it is very beautiful. We don’t mind so much because we are not travelling, so shovelling can be done at our leisure. Attila had to shovel a pathway across the back yard to the composter, which we use all winter.

Attila and I spent a lovely Christmas Eve, enjoying our turkey dinner, watching Alistair Sim in the 1951 film A Christmas Carol. We broke open a box of chocolates, a rare indulgence for us, and overindulged in the sweet treats therein.

I was awake at 5 a.m. this morning. It was very beautiful, snow falling softly outside the window, coloured lights and muted Christmas carols where I sat warm and happy in my easy chair. It was hours before Attila arose, when we shared our gifts to one another. Every Christmas our decorations become more succinct, our gifts more functional and modest. Our real tree is a source of much pleasure, the scent of pine, the lights, even the needles that fall to the floor, we love it all.

I have been on a strict diet for about a year and a half, which has allowed me to successfully manage my blood pressure. Low sodium, low sugar, and low cholesterol is a hard combination to achieve, but all the effort has paid off. BUT this year for Christmas I purchased a box of assorted chocolates for Attila and I. We broke them open Christmas Eve, and finished them off this evening while watching It’s A Wonderful Life. It is such a decadent thing to do! I felt self-congratulatory this morning because I resisted having them for breakfast while Attila slept. They are gone now, and the indulgence will not be repeated, except perhaps next Christmas.

Who posts software updates on Christmas Day, the developer will remain unnamed, but it isn’t something I want to deal with on Christmas Day. I updated however, security updates are crucial in this day and age!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 7:19 PM EST Monday 25 December 2017
Condition: Drifting Snow
Pressure: 101.5 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -5.7°C
Dew point: -14.6°C
Humidity: 50%
Wind: W 20 gust 36 km/h
Wind Chill: -12
Visibility: 24 km


Clarence the Anger: “Remember George, no man is a failure who has friends.”
It’s A Wonderful Life

Note: I am certain this includes all genders, and friends of all species!!!

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Hi Maggie. That sounds like a perfect Christmas. It’s hard to imagine several feet of snow in just a few days. We got 3 or 4 inches, just the right amount to make the trees look like they were in a snow globe πŸ™‚ But now I desperately want some chocolates πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!


*whisper* It’s Clarence the *angel*…

The Alistair Simm version of A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite versions, too.

We went to the movies with DH’s oldest boy, today. It was a good time. For the 2nd year in a row he made perogies, since we were once again unable to do it. Next year we’ll be back to making them again. It was originally a commitment of DH’ s but I’ve come to enjoyi making them to share with family.

You have feet of snow?! Wow, I don’t envy you. We have quite enough with about 6 inches of it blowing around.

Glad you had a warm and enjoyable Christmas. And to all a good night.


I love both those movies. And chocolate. I don’t love snow.

Joan Lansberry

I’m glad you had a nice Christmas! <3

Bex Crowell

Happy New Year M & A. I got 2 things from my hubs this year, one was a box of sinfully delicious and extravagant box of Stowaway Sweets chocolates and the other was a check for a nice sum of money. I’m thinking he is trying to leave me his money bit by bit so the government can’t take it all away if we both wind up in a nursing home some day! Anyway, I gave him slippers (nice LL Bean ones that he can wear outdoors too, and a lined shirt/jacket, and a hat I’d made, and a calendar/hard glasses case/CD all from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in the UK, and a book (“Elmet” which he’s almost done reading!!!) and that was it. A very utilitarian holiday for both of us. But especially for me – c’mon… chocolates and money? what could be better, huh?