Ya’ll! I am really feeling like we are living a wonderful authentic fairytale Christmas this year! Between the beautiful snow outside, the warmth and smell of the wood burning in the stove, warm mugs of hot chocolate, it is so wonderful I can hardly stand it. And to top it all off we got a real tree this year and it is so beautiful.
We ended up going with a long needled white pine and I put just a few big round white lights on it and I freakin’ love it! The smells, the sights, everything is just so cozy!
Have a great weekend everybody!
A few years ago one of our foster dogs, Maisy, had a stuffed owl that our neighbor kid named Mr.Hooters. Since then, Mr.Hooters has had much love from many different dogs – I believe Mr.Hooters is still hanging out at the lake.
At any rate, this past weekend, we had a real life Mr. (or Mrs…not sure) Hooters come and visit the farm for a while. The size and “horns” gave it away as a Great Horned Owl and we watched him out by the pond for quite some time until he flew up into the trees and we couldn’t see him anymore.
We have heard owls on various occasions at night and it is so amazing. One night last summer we heard two of them hooting back and forth. SO COOL. An surprising how loud and low some of the noises they make are.
Husband managed to get a few pictures – unfortunately, the dirty windows and the distance proved a little bit tricky, but you can definitely tell what it is!
Owls are such interesting birds. Have you ever read up on them? You should – they’re amazing!
Counting down the days until the winter solstice…ready to start seeing more of the sunshine again. I’ve been missing it! It was another cold one here today…22 degrees “below the doughnut” when we left for work this morning. Brrrrr. Kind of loving it though…the fireplace sure feels good!
I swear to you – I really do actually work at my job! We just get to do fun stuff sometimes and that is what you hear about. So even though it may seem like I never actually work while I’m at work. I do.
Really, I do.
This afternoon as a thank you for the hard work we put in for our regional meetings, the CEO treated our team to lunch downtown and then a little outing at the nail bar where we all had manicures and wine. Fun! I chose a sparkly polish from their Christmas collection. :) Of course!
Just a little bit of festivities to help continue with that holiday spirit!
Hope everybody is staying warm out there! Bundle up ya’ll!
In true MN fashion, winter just decided that it was here and all of the sudden our forecast looks like this…
And while those lows that dip below -20 are quite chilly, I really don’t even care! I’m ready for winter to bring it on. Maybe it is the warm fireplace we have to look forward to after a cold drive home, maybe it is just really early in winter and my internal solar batteries are still charged; whatever the case, I am not bothered by this huge cold front we’re stuck in.
We got some snow earlier this week and everything outside looks beautiful and white. We had some wind and an almost blizzard and I was loving every minute of it! (except for the drive to/from work) Maybe this winter is going to be an awesome one for me. I’m holding onto hope that this positive attitude keeps me going as the cold winter days continue!
Bundle up out there ya’ll – don’t want anybody losing their fingers or toes!
Just kidding – it’s really not. :)