Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

I was standing at the front window of the store a couple of days ago conversing with a customer.  We both look up and commented on the beautiful sunset.  So I quickly ran to the back and grabbed my camera.

We have had some nasty weather.....short snow storms that lead to icy roads.  On the way home the other night there were 6 accidents.  The worst was a lady and her two daughters in a ditch in the canyon.  They got out safely and the car was not damaged to badly.  As I turned to drive down the road, I spotted a lone figure in my headlights.  I recognized our mayor, Chris, so I stopped.  He was out for his evening walk.  12 degrees, dark and snowy and he is taking his evening walk.  I thought that is why they made treadmills.  Chris and I chatted for just a moment.  As I started to drive off, he left me with this thought.  "Marriage is a wonderful institution, at least for those who like to be institutionalized".

The good Lord left us with a wonderful Christmas gift last evening.  For those who noticed, the planet Mars rose with the full moon.  It was quite a sight.  I snapped this picture.  It does not even come close to the beauty that was experienced nor is the detail there to see Mars.....I guess you had to be there.

Milo and I pass on our warmest Christmas greetings.


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday morning sunrise on our front yard

Milo and I took our walk on a very cold (7 degrees) morning.  As we returned home the sun crept above the horizon.  There was a layer of fog covering the plains below.  The clouds were breaking around us as yesterday storm moved east.  Milo told me to hurry home and grab the camera.  It was a great photo opportunity.  I agreed.

We ran into the girls later in the morning.  The were gathering for a hike down the Highline road.  They all had on their snow shoes and very, very warm clothing.  It looked like they were ready for an exciting morning.

I ordered a Christmas present for my FIL from Vicky.  I can't say what it is because my FIL has been know to read my journal.  I know it will be great.  Go check out Vicky's site.

Work is going well.  I forgot how much I enjoy working retail.  The map store is open 10-6 so I am not working any 12 hour days.

The band played for Janice's Christmas party last Friday night.  It was a lot of fun.  It's easy to play for a group when people start dancing on the third song.

I hope everybody is enjoying the holiday season.  Milo says "Woof, Woof", meaning Merry Christmas to all.

Best wishes to all,