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December 27, 2012

Dogs, a little snow and a Fire!

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Some of you may remember that I am not a huge fan of winter, but that even I was wishing for a touch of snow to make things look pretty outside.  The winter storm that just finished piling on the mid-west and made its way here to the northeast last night dropped a few inches here.  Then it rained heavily this morning and washed a lot of it away and left piles of slush.  I’m looking out the window right now at what appears to be what the weatherfolk refer to as a “wintery mix”.  Just messy, not pretty unfortunately.

Christmas morning snow

Christmas morning also brought a touch of the white.  It wasn’t enough to cover the lawn, but the dogs enjoyed it.
Daphne love snow

dogs play in the snow

We had a peaceful Christmas morning.

Christmas morning tree

stuffed stockings

the girls with gifts

Christmas collie

Oh, and you must be wondering about that fire in the title! No, it wasn’t that kind of fire, it was this kind:
New Kindle Fire!
Dear hubby surprised me with a Kindle Fire for Christmas. We had decided we were buying them for the girls for Christmas – imagine my surprise with being presented with one myself!

Later in the day we welcomed family for dinner, gift-giving
The stuff of Christmas

and desserts galore.
Desserts Galore

The new dishwasher hummed quietly throughout the day!  Tell me about your day in the comments if you like!

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21 Comments »

  1. So glad that you had a good Christmas, Karen. It was our first Christmas with just the wife and I in 30+ years. Daughter is starting her own family traditions with her family now. Our son lives 250 miles away and had to work both the day before and day after Christmas so it was his first Christmas away from family. Amazing the changes that happen in a single year. Here is wishing you a wonderful 2013. 🙂

    Comment by tedgriffith — December 27, 2012 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

    • Hi there Ted, so nice to hear from you! As my girls get older (older daughter is a senior in high school this year) I can only imagine how things will likely change around here for the holidays, and other times of year as well. Happy New Year to you as well.

      Comment by Karma — December 27, 2012 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  2. Just daughter Kait and I. Exchanged stockings, went for a walk at the beach (brrrr) and then home to a much-too-large-for-us turkey. Oh the aroma that filled the house … Oh and I watch the “Dr. Who” marathon on “Space” … lol

    Comment by Sybil — December 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

    • Sounds like a nice relaxing day Sybil. Just had turkey soup this evening made from our very large Christmas bird.

      Comment by Karma — December 27, 2012 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  3. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas…especially with your surprise fire.

    Comment by Karen — December 27, 2012 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  4. We had a quiet Christmas, just the three of us, husband, dog and me. It was lovely. Great tree shots! And kid shots…and dog shots….we got 7 inches yesterday..that’s plenty and it can stop now for the rest of the winter…please.

    I think we need a good photo challenge…but can’t think of one….sigh…

    Comment by dawnkinster — December 27, 2012 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Dawn. Well, my idea about photographing dinner for a week is still out there, and Scott will probably have a new challenge for us next month.

      Comment by Karma — December 28, 2012 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

      • Good point. Though I haven’t cooked for a whole week in years. I did start thinking about that…did that challenge start officially?

        Comment by Dawn — December 28, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

      • I haven’t actually “formally” started that photo challenge idea. I could throw it out there for the next couple weeks and see if we have interest. You don’t have to cook for whole week to take pictures of food – you still have to eat whether you cook it or not, right? 😉

        Comment by Karma — December 29, 2012 @ 9:02 am

  5. I, too, was disappointed in the snowfall. I was really hoping to try out the new sleds.

    Comment by Becky Sue — December 28, 2012 @ 8:14 am | Reply

    • Might be enough out there for a little sliding – I did see what looked like sled tracks when I drove by Fountain Park.

      Comment by Karma — December 28, 2012 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  6. So glad you had a nice Christmas! Congrats on the Fire!! Greg has had his for about a year now and still loves it.
    We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, which makes for a late night (kids didn’t go to bed until after 10!!) but for a nice quiet and peaceful Christmas morning. We spent a few hours with family in Oklahoma, but had to leave early because of the weather…..rain, changing to snow. Still had a little bit of snow yesterday, but I think it’s all gone now 😦

    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 28, 2012 @ 8:27 am | Reply

    • Thanks Michaela. I did see your “bonus” post about your snow and driving to OK. Is that a long drive? I know Texas folks don’t think driving distances of a few hours is very long! Here in MA we can drive the width of the state in about 2 1/2 hours.

      Comment by Karma — December 28, 2012 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  7. It is happy that you had a good Christmas, surrounded by family dogs, a little snow, and lots of Fire. Ours was a wonderful Christmas, which will get shared via a blog post. Soon I hope. I am enjoying the company of the kids and do not venture far from them for fear of missing something.

    Comment by Carol — December 28, 2012 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Carol. I’ll look forward to seeing your Christmas post. Hard for me to imagine the day when my kids are visitors to the house rather than residents!

      Comment by Karma — December 29, 2012 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  8. So happy that you received that Kindle Fire AND that it wasn’t really a real fire. Even though I knew you got the Kindle, I was still thinking maybe your new dishwasher went up in smoke! It was a good Christmas for us–we didn’t celebrate til the 26th–but it’s kinda still feeling like Christmas because the daughter will be here until the 4th. Unfortunately she and B are sick with a bad cold. 😦

    Comment by Kathy — December 30, 2012 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. I’m enjoying the Kindle very much so far. Haven’t tried blogging from it, but I do find it quite convenient for reading email. I downloaded a book and some apps to play with too. I hope everyone is feeling better soon! I seem to be hearing about an awful lot of people not feeling well over this holiday week. Fingers crossed for this household!

      Comment by Karma — December 30, 2012 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

      • I am crossing my fingers, too. I don’t like my Kindle for blogging or extended comment-replying, but love it for reading, watching movies, listening to music, checking out email and comments.

        Comment by Kathy — December 30, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

  9. It looks like you had a lovely day, Karma. I love that first image. That’s what our Novembers here in the Bogs typically look like — a wintry mix. Pretty, but messy. I think your old dishwasher must have influenced my dishwasher. Judging from the loud noises it’s making, we’ll be getting a new one sometime this year. We had a lovely Christmas here. Quiet, warm, and cozy. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — January 6, 2013 @ 10:51 am | Reply

    • It was a nice day, Robin. Thank you. Good luck with your dishwasher. I have mixed feelings about the new dishwasher unfortunately. The old one was a reliable old Maytag (17 1/2 years old!) with large racks with lots of room, and it finished a cycle in 45 minutes. New one is more water/energy efficient, but it is much more difficult to load and get a lot of dishes inside. A full cycle takes over 2 hours to run! At least it is very quiet while it does its work.

      Comment by Karma — January 6, 2013 @ 5:24 pm | Reply


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