Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Snow and Licorice Tea.

Cool boots huh! Sadly, not mine.
The weather has definitely taken a turn towards winter here on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  The winter coat, hat, gloves AND boots have come out.  And this morning, there was snow on the ground.

The students are in a state of bliss.  So many of these kids never see snow at all. Mind you, we just had a sprinkling, not the amounts that the city saw and no where near what Buffalo NY is experiencing. Poor people! I'm praying for their safety.

Like so many people, my thoughts these days go towards Christmas. I'm in a great spot this year as I brought gifts home to my family when I visited this summer (no expensive post), I have one student's gifts purchased, something in mind for #2 student and my kids are happy with cash to spend as they like. So, other than a number of Xmas activities with the students over the next 4 weeks, I have time to think about things like baking and tree decorating TV Xmas movies and the heady anticipation of most of us being together this season .... 

.... time to focus on the most important aspects of Christmas: family, love and the Christ child.



It's quiet here at the office; just me listening to intermittent hammering downstairs from the carpenter who is himself listening to the country music radio. Quiet and warm and peaceful; just me and my Maria cracker and my licorice tea.  






7 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I have never heard of licorice tea. Sounds intriguing. Stay warm.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It sounds like a nice, comfy day and pleasant things to look forward to in the next month.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It does sound like you are in a happy place there. I'm trying very hard to appreciated winter weather this year.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

Jack said...

Hi, Sandy. I, too, love this time of year and the warm, fuzzy, out-of-the-rat-race things you blog about. Over on my blog, I write about being a sci-fi writer, which isn't of much interest to your readers, but with the US version of Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, I posted a recipe that we find wonderful, and I'd like to share it with you and your regulars. Copy-and-paste http://steampunkjack.weebly.com/blog/holiday-fruit-pie into your address bars and enjoy!

Red Rose Alley said...

Sandy
I'm so glad you're getting into the Christmas spirit. I am also, and we put the lights up on our house last weekend. Enjoy this time, my friend. Licorice tea sounds delightful.

~Sheri

Lisa said...

I like your pretty mug!