|Cheesecake made by the husband of my dear neighbor friend|
Make it the end of a decade and suddenly we are bombarded with additional inventories – Biggest Product Flops of the Decade; Things We Want to Leave in the 2010s; How our Phones became our Whole Lives in 10 Years.
Bloggers are not immune to this propensity – since New Year's Day I have seen all of the following in the blogosphere: A favorite photo for each month of 2019; The most popular posts from 2019; Favorite mosaics from 2019; a re-cap of key life events, complete with the posts that describe them.
But I find that I am not quite ready to let go of 2019, not yet. You see, I have some unfinished business, some holiday leftovers, as it were. So allow me to close this chapter, and then I will move on, with the rest of you!
#1 Son invested many an hour in band during his high school years, and with those fond memories in mind, we all looked forward to the Christmas Holiday Pops Concert performed by the Glacier Symphony. Overall, it was an enjoyable mixture of popular tunes, classic orchestral works and new pieces. Unfortunately, we were seated near some young children who made enough noise to really detract from the concert, especially the quieter, introspective pieces. And the kicking on the back of our seats didn’t help! I am all for kids being exposed to the Symphony, but maybe they should be a little over two years old …
Our winter has been quite mild thus far, even alternating
between snow and rain. Fortunately,
altitude on Big Mountain has permitted the ski season to continue, and two days
of alpine frolic with #1 Daughter were joyful.
Also, we gave the kids a half-day snowmobile tour as a Christmas gift,
and they thoroughly enjoyed it, despite some initial trepidation.
Movie nights were popular while our kids were here, and for
the most part we have moved on from the Disney and Veggie Tales movies of their
early years (although we did watch the live action version of Aladdin, as well
as Paddington 2). Other films included
Late Night, Yesterday, and The Aeronauts.
I recommend all of them. But by
far and away the best movie was Klaus, a witty, charming movie that will warm your heart. The plot is a clever depiction of how one selfless act can launch countless other selfless acts. I know Christmas is over,
but this is an uplifting story that I think is worthy at any time of
year. Just make sure you have a tissue
box at hand!
|Upper right: Whitefish Lake|
|A stop along the snowmobile trail|
Joke from one of the crackers: What do you call an artist who sculpts with bicycle parts? Cycle-Angelo
It just keeps getting better: Why did the raisin go out with the prune? Because he couldn’t find a date
|Gifts from the crackers: Mouth freshener, Key Chain, Pen, Screwdriver|
In that same post, I showed you one of my presents; now I can share the rest of my treasures.
Left: Oriole Jelly Feeder (with Jelly)
Upper right: Massage gift card, Gold earrings, Pill planner (am I THAT old?)
Lower right: Stroopwafels, Cedar and Balsam candle, Ferrero chocolates
|Left: Moose scarf; slippers Middle: Ballerina Giraffe - thanks, Mom! Right: Drawing pad/pencils|
Early in December, the mail box yielded a catalog from Heifer International. If you have never
heard of this, check it out! You can give chickens, goats, water for life, heifers, and so on!
#1 Son purchased a flock of chickens in my name. Inspiring!
As if to prepare a clean slate for the New Year, it began snowing on New Year’s Eve, not long after we had dropped #1 Daughter at the airport (de-icing almost caused her to miss her connection in Denver). The snow continued to pile up, and I could not resist the opportunity for a walk in the white wonderland. The only reason I returned home was the impending dark …
|Can you see the snow flakes against the background of the house?|
Welcome to Mosaic Monday, a weekly meme where we get together to share our photo mosaics and collages.
Please include at least one photo mosaic/collage in your post.
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