We are taking the advice of this sign in our neighborhood, and taking it slow and easy. Not much snow, but icy and below freezing. People are staying off of the roads. We are not equipped for a rogue storm like this in Albuquerque, but I have learned that a lot of folks think we have only warm weather year 'round here. We have all four seasons, but without much moisture, so snow is always a treat!
Our snowmen might take on a different appearance too! Here is a prizewinner by one of the Dads. About two feet tall and complete with an acorn cap, pyracantha berries for eyes, and a handlebar mustache!
Everything seems more fanciful in the snow. I never noticed how much my next door neighbor's house looks just like a gingerbread house at Christmas!
It's the frosting that completes the scene I think.
But the ornaments and the strung chili pepper pods (ristras) look for all the world like colorful candy against the gingerbread hued adobe walls. So cheery!
A late afternoon walk to the park supplies a pleasing twiggy centerpiece for the table.
All in all a rather pleasant way to weather the storm. We had different family cancel travel plans both before and after Christmas partially due to road conditions (sad face here). So we are making the best of it. Others have had so much more serious to deal with than we have. Blessings to those suffering hardship this holiday.
I never think of Christmas being over on December 25th. It goes on all week long in my mind as it did when I was a kid. So Happy Holidays again to you! I'm going to keep stretching it out slowly and enjoying every last crumb until the New Year!
And a Happy New Year!