This Week at OwyheeStar
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
How many days until Christmas? Not something the most of us want to think about right now. (364?) We have already seen the posts declaring how many days until we celebrate the blessed event again. It will inevitably arrive too quick for many; not soon enough for others! We like to think Christmas (or the spirit of it) is with us every day of the year. Of course, we cannot celebrate at this same level every day. Regardless, we don’t want to wish away the current moment.
Christmas casts a big shadow. Directly following the birthday celebration many of us are busy spending the Christmas cash. Some extend the holiday by investing time with friends and family. Nevertheless, we hang onto the moments and etch them into memory for the future. Some of those recollections will include the atmosphere and weather. What was happening, who was there and whether it snowed or not seem to be important to note. Christmas Eve day saw fresh snow falling. It was quite lovely. There is nothing quite like Christmas snow. We still have snow left on the valley floor; however, with unprecedented rainfall, it is white ice for the most part. Today, it is frozen fog falling from the sky, and the hoar frost covered everything that is lovely.
We sincerely hope you have the joy of Christmas in your heart. Please know that if your holiday finds you are saddened by a loss or unfortunate events best avoided we have you in our prayers. For those less fortunate, who feel isolated, alone, or utterly disillusioned we send you a Christmas hug. May tomorrow be a better one for you. Thank you for reading our blog today. We hope you are blessed.
This Week on the Blog
This week had some fun posts. We send special thanks to all of you who send us photos and updates. For those who faithfully read our blog, here are the links for your convenience.
On a very personal note
We have had a good week despite the holiday pressure and hubbub. Cliff made some progress on the remodel. Not as much as usual; however, he and Deven made a dent. (Hurrah!)
Our health is good. Cliff is doing well, and I have not had a huge setback. To me, this seems excellent. I must maintain between now and early January. There are no appointments to help me manage the Lymphedema because the folks that keep me going need their time too! We are so happy for them to get a vacation and holiday away from the demands. They are the best!
(Note–thank you to all of you who made sure I had enough material to make some fascinating and fun updates this week. I have exhausted the supply; however, several of you said you would send something along shortly. I have a few thoughts to work on as well. )
There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are especially grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. There is no end in sight of our farmhouse remodel. We are doing it ourselves, and it is the installment plan–we are not borrowing to do this. We buy something and install it. Therefore, having the updates is greatly appreciated than usual–it is always a blessing!