November Evocations of Christmas – sharing this day with my regular readers
What a fine Sunday today has been. Bright sunshine and glistening snow – what a beautiful combination! I awoke to over two feet more new snow (this is the third snowstorm this season, the others brought about three feet each time).
After a mug of delicious strongly brewed tea (with orange & chocolate added), had a little breakfast, and began my day.
Spent morning hours in prayer and reading (Catholic theology).
My road was snowed in till around noon (when the neighbor man I hired to plow the road came).
Today’s snow was a delight! I spent time shoveling the deck and walkway, as well as bringing in firewood in the morning, and then later brought in much more with the help of my father. The tall pine boughs are covered in snow and the sky has been a beautiful blue with white puffy clouds. Didn’t see much wildlife today, only a few tracks in the deep snow. (Just recently, I watched a flock of 8-12 wild turkeys walk down my road, single file, treating me to a turkey parade! I also saw a lynx in the snow the other day, and a coyote. And, of course, frequently I see deer, rabbits, (bear, before they hibernate, which they’ve likely just recently begun), fox, chipmunks and squirrels, and many types of birds.)
Christmas piano music from one of my favorite solo piano cds has been playing.
Just added a couple more logs to the fire going in the woodstove (got that started early this morning, it’s now comfy cozy warm).
Am cooking two pumpkin pies right now. I’m detecting the pumpkin pie spice aroma with its cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg and mace. Popcorn aroma has filled the home, too. (Left the computer for a moment to have a little of that popcorn, sprinkled it with cheese and popcorn salt – so good!) Next, I plan to cook some chocolate brownies.
After a hot bath (with one or more of my favorite essential oils), I’ll then prepare dinner.
With a good dinner, Father and I will watch a film together.
Everything about today has evoked Christmas.
As my Father often says, “Every day is Christmas in our home.”