Our Lucy is an observer. She watches carefully when we are completing tasks or putting something together. It's as if she is trying to learn how to do it herself. She is always interested in watching us take the ornaments off the tree and pack them away.
My husband was taking the very last of the ornaments down.
Hey Dad. Are you sure that is the right box?
Lucy, you be careful around those ornaments.
You talking to me, Mom? I'm always careful.
Just look at that sweet little praying cherub.
I'm a cherub too, aren't I?
I just don't have any wings.
And you gotta love an angel that dresses up for Christmas
And today I think I caught the last ornament hangar in my vacuum cleaner. What a nuisance. Catching something like that means stopping and removing the rollers to get out the metal. Happens several times every Christmas. At least we no longer have a real tree with falling needles to vacuum.
Our weather has been very chilly this week, with temperatures well below normal. Some days we did not get out of the 20s. You will notice that I did not use the word "cold." That's in deference to our daughter who went to work Monday with the Milwaukee temperature at MINUS 8 degrees. And to add insult to injury, they have had more snow. And our son and daughter-in-law in Indianapolis where the temperature did not get much above single digits. For us the sun has been shining every day and that makes all the difference.
Our quote for the day is often attributed to Voltaire. In truth it was made by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in a biography of Voltaire.
"I do not approve of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Je suis Charlie