Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Happy Christmas to All

Sending warmest wishes for a wonderful and joyous Christmas Day!

I have put up a small tree and a few seasonal decorations in my living room. Amazingly, the cats have left them alone, for the most part. The tree is on a small side table by my reading chair.  Each morning, I expect to see it on the floor, but it has stayed put.  Perhaps they are on their best behavior, waiting for Santa Claws to bring them some treats.

Rain, rain, rain!  Since midnight, December 23 (only yesterday), the official weather service has recorded over 7 inches of the liquid sunshine.  My own rain gauge is FULL and running over, and it tops at 8". We're on our way to setting a record for the wettest December since the Weather Service started keeping records. 

On the bright side, it's supposed to turn much colder tonight, so perhaps when I leave the church after our Christmas Eve service, which starts at 10:30 p.m. and lasts until after midnight, there will be a few snowflakes in the air and on the ground.  Snow on the ground would make Gardening Daughter happy. For some unfathomable reason, the child loves snow!

I'm off and away to take care of last minute details, of which there are more than I care to admit.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!


Snap said...


A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. (I keep looking for my snow,snow snow card ... I know I have it here in one of these boxes!!!!!!!!!)

Countrygirl said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, dear friend! May you have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Christ!

Jewels said...

Merry Christmas Pat!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

George says that we should head to Arkansas right now---to see TONS of water in all of the waterfalls there. You all have really had the rain!!! We have had some--and more is on the way tonight and tomorrow, but NO SNOW here. Bah!!!!!

I'm like your Gardening Daughter.. I LOVE snow also---but seldom see it. Hope you get a few flakes.

Hope you are feeling okay now, Pat.
Merry Christmas.

Peter said...

Goodness, was that really 8" of rain! Maybe just as well it hasn't got too cold at the same time otherwise you would have icebergs in Arkansas!

Happy Christmas!

rhymeswithplague said...

Mrs. RWP and I wish you a very merry Christmas! We received about 2 inches of rain during the night, probably left over from Arkansas.

NitWit1 said...

Hope you have snowflake or two. We got a dusting overnight and lost our TV cable service. I'm too unhappy over that, but I sure have some friends who are probably ranting.

Merry Christmans

Hilary said...

We had rain throughout Christmas day.. despite a lovely dusting of snow the night before.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Pat. All the very best to you in the New Year.

Teacher's Pet said...

I can relate with the rain...but not with impending snow. Air conditioner is still running full force here.
I do hope that your Christmas was a very blessed one.
Many smiles and hugs to you, Pat.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL photograph!!! You are so terrific with a camera!! And so witty...Santa Claws? Love it!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!! I thank God for the blessing of your friendship this year!!!! Happy 2010 to you!!! Love, Janine XO

Suldog said...

A Very (belated) Merry Christmas, Pat!

Kappa no He said...

Pat, thank you for your friendship this past year. Here it is the last day of 2009. I hope you and yours have a most amazing 2010. All the best!


Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hope your Christmas was as wonderful as you are!!!! Just wanted to stop by to wish you all the happiness in the world in the forthcoming, new DECADE!!!! So grateful to have met you in 2009!!! You are truly a blessing in my life!!! Love you! Janine XO