Thursday, November 29, 2012

Home again...

The photo above is of the postcard that the Church of the Nativity sent out for the presentation of the Nativity tapestries. I've never had a tapestry officially blessed before, and I am looking forward to it. If you are in the area, come see them installed! (They chose top cover the image to not 'give away too much' before the event.)

I am home again, after spending a bit more than a week with my parents in California. Being in sunny California, with everything green and flowers still blooming, does not get me in much of a holiday mood. 'Tis the season for cold and snow, though it is not very cold back home yet either, and there is no snow. But I am trying: I have put holiday music on this morning. As we'll be traveling to see both of our sons and their families over the next few weeks, I need to get in the mood, and get at least a little bit of shopping done! And I need to not stress over it. (I am not a very good shopper. When I come up with an idea, I can never find the item I've thought of in our small town, but I do prefer to shop locally if I can.)

(By the way, after reading JK Rowling's latest book, (which I cannot recommend) I have decided that parentheses must be the current punctuation of choice for writers. She used parentheses within parentheses and some of her parenthesized asides were pages long!)  (It was just one of many things that annoyed me about that book (though I am usually a JK Rowling fan, having loved the Harry Potter books.))

(I am seeing how useful these stupid parentheses can be!)  (Stop me, PLEASE!)

1 comment:

Mary said...

You don't need to travel far here to get Christmas weather to suit everyone. We had 38+ degrees C (100 F) last week and now it is cold and rainy. There was even snow on the snowfields yesterday. It didn't last as the ground is too warm but it sure felt cold. Cold today (it is currently 12 C - 53 F), hot again at the weekend (predicted to be 37C/99F). Ah, early summer in Melbourne.