Friday, December 22, 2017

In This Mountain Home~ All is Calm

I was off work early today which was a surprise from my boss.
It's a wonderful treat, because
this is what I drove home in.
It's kinda funny really,
my mom is stressed to where she was almost in tears the other day.
I of course eased her mind and lightened the mood by telling her
it was okay not to clean the bathroom.
That drain monster is a family pet.
The slime in the shower proves you have a "green" home.
And the toilet water only goes down so it doesn't count.
She had certain projects to finish, 3 batches of cookies to make,
and regular house cleaning to do.
What actually makes this funny is that Christmas is at our house this year.
They will have no company etc.
Silly Mom.
Meanwhile up the mountain~
at our house where people will actually be visiting,
there is laundry on the couch,
a wicker love-seat in the kitchen/dining area (yes, like on the porch- long story)
plastic totes from decorations are still near the front door
(but the tree is decorated!)
our family pet drain monster is alive and well in our bathroom,
the floors are coated with debris from boots and firewood,
the table has a partially finished craft project on it,
and I'm not worried.
I still have two days ~ plenty of time.
I remembered to take the turkey out of the freezer so all is well.
We never seem to have a shortage of food.
The snow is absolutely beautiful and creates a hush in the forest.
It's kinda like Someone is whispering,
 "Shhh, pay attention.  You won't want to miss this."
And for that, I am so grateful.

As our family comes together and reunites beneath the snowy sky,
near a cozy fire, and around a crowded table (especially if I don't get the love-seat out of there!) let's remember why we've gathered.

From our home to yours a very blessed and merry Christmas to you.


  1. I don't like that white stuff, but it IS pretty. Sounds like you have everything under control and won't panic if you don't. Wise attitude. I hope you have a truly blessed Christmas and New years, LL!

  2. Beautiful photo. I love snow. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. How beautiful! You have a white Christmas.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Lady Locust.

  4. I completely understand what your Mom is going through! No company coming here either and I STILL feel as though I have to clean everything. We're going to our son & DIL's for the day, provided we don't get snowed under. Happy Christmas wishes to you and your family!

  5. I hope you had a great Christmas surrounded by family and friends. I wish you a happy and healthy 2018.