We get a winter like this. Blame it on El Nino or whatever you like, but in Oklahoma (and I hear parts of Texas), it is snowing again. We’re not supposed to get as much accumulation for which I am glad. I’ve been out in my four-wheel-drive Expedition (owned for just this purpose), bumping over and avoiding giant ice slicks in the parking lots at several stores. I carry kitty litter in my car for those “just-in-case moments,” and I’ve helped two different drivers get unstuck much to the delight of my teen passengers. Teenagers note: parents do get their revenge one way or another.
I, and many other citizens, managed to buy out most of the grocery store this afternoon because I’m hoping my BFF and her family will still visit New Year’s Eve. By the by, on December 31st, the second full moon of the month, known as a blue moon, will show its face. Perhaps, the blue moon is causing all of the snow. No matter, snow illuminated by moonlight is magic.
There’s lentil soup with ham bubbling in the pot, and exotic spices of cardamon, cumin and cinnamon perfume the air. Rolls are baking in the oven for the kids. Wheat ones. They’ll be thrilled.
David Perry, friend and photographer, extolled his readers to choose red, green or blue using the color of choice as the centerpiece of a photo. Since we’re still in Christmas mode in this part of the prairie, I chose red.
In our little cabin, we’ll be celebrating Christmas until January 10th ending with the Baptism of the Lord. I love this because I get to sing Christmas carols every Sunday during this time. Carols, especially like those welcoming the three kings, warm my soul the same way a steaming bowl of soup warms my body.
How are you staying warm this winter, and how do you keep the spirit of Christmas alive in your hearts? I’d like to know.