We have a very large generator that will power the house and sequentially turn off "non-essential" things if the propane levels get low. I could hear the hum of the generator from my bedroom and on Saturday night it was reassuring to awaken and hear it. After that, it became annoying because it meant power was still not restored. We had no Wi-Fi but we did have television, thanks to Direct TV. I must admit it was frustrating to watch television and see sixteen utility vehicles just sitting in downtown Brevard waiting for the roads to be sufficiently clear. We conserved energy as much as possible, eating soup and sandwiches rather than using the oven to cook. We didn't bother to clean off the gas grill since it was socked in with snow. We cleared a small path near the deck railing to hang the bird feeders and fill the heated water for our feathered friends.
We still have plenty of snow on the ground but we can now get out of the community and downtown, Unfortunately we are experiencing heavy rain and flash flooding will be a big problem as the rain adds water and melts the snow. Thank goodness I had my chemotherapy last Wednesday.
I mentioned before that Lucy was not interested at all in the Christmas decorations this year. That was not always the case. Here she is in 2016, inspecting each ornament and then following my husband to the tree.
Granddaughter is growing like a weed. Now 18 months old she is in the 95th percentile for height. That doesn't necessarily mean that she will be really tall, but she does have such long legs it is hard to buy sleepers for her.
Our son is a stay-at-home dad and says it's the best job he's ever had. Here is our Violet, dressed by her dad. Pink kitty hat. Red Def Leppard sweatshirt. Yellow pants. Purple shoes. Carrying a stuffed otter.
Only a true fashionista could carry off this look.
She seems mechanically and musically inclined and already knows how to operate all the safety features they have installed. Fortunately she is not yet strong enough to operate them but she knows the process. On a recent visit to a good friend who has two-year-old twin boys, Violet learned how to open their gate at the foot of the stairs. Then she taught the twins how to do it for themselves. She has quite a sense of humor and is such fun. I'm so envious of her other grandparents who live in the same town.
Today's quote is from the author Tennessee Williams. It fits someone we know quite well as both.
"The only thing worse than a liar
Is a liar who is also a hypocrite."
Whatever your faith or beliefs, I do hope you are enjoying the season. We are relishing it, taking things slowly and not rushing about trying to do everything. Store bought will do just as well as homemade this year. Well, except for Ina Garten's sour cream coffee cake. That must be available for Christmas morning's coffee.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE
MOST THINGS ARE JUST THINGS