OwyheeStar Week Forty-Nine 2016

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

Goodbye, November–the pumpkin pie-filled Thanksgiving is history. Hello, December! Let the controversy begin. Meanwhile, on Facebook, the Hillsboro, Oregon school district lite up the airwaves. They sent out a memo to the teachers and staff with the recommendation that Santa be excluded from the room decorations as well as religious-themed decorations. 15252745_1144309498980211_4043094872738493664_oThe gutting of Christmas (which has always been the celebration of Christ’s birth) continues. Whether you believe in Jesus or not; I think you should find this troubling. At our home, we will continue to celebrate in our tradition. If you encounter us, you might expect to hear Merry Christmas. It is not to be rude but it is in acknowledgment of all we hold dear. Why are people so troubled by the neighbor’s nativity or cross? How can we have a culturally diverse society (which is what people say they want) when a group is singled out? Just wondering out loud. Being sensitive to others, I will not be screaming Merry Christmas to someone who obviously is Muslim, etc. That would be rude, but duct taping our lips doesn’t seem right either.

The December landscape has evolved. Tractors are parked. The first snow frosted the Weimar gray earth. It was a fleeting white; however, it made for a bit of beautiful excitement. Between here and town on the back road, the Navarette family have parked their John Deere and wrapped it with lights. I wanted to get this photo, but instead of it, I have stolen the one Chris Payne posted.

This Week on the Blog

12244766_1270760769608103_8655584337857133904_oHere are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  We hope you found them interesting and entertaining.

Sunday—  November 27 — Fireside

Monday — November 28 — Bird Dog

Tuesday — November 29 — Fill in the Blank

Wednesday — November 30 — It was only a Matter of Time

Thursday  —December 1 — Paws

Friday  —December 2 — December Means

On a very personal note

img_3963Cliff is still trying to get ready for the promised bitter cold. This includes making sure everything is put away, insulated and heat turned on where it might be needed. For example, the pump house has had a thorough cleaning. It was bug bombed. To ensure there were no black widows taking up a winter’s residence. A little heater is plugged in and the thermostat set low. Waking up to no water doesn’t sound fun.

img_3964I (with Christina’s help) cleaned out the guest room. It has been a storage place since we moved in, but it was time. I couldn’t get to the Christmas decorations. Organization is important–each day I try to figure out the storage issues. A shelf here or there can make a lot of extra room. I am anxious to see what we can do with our decor in this house.

The primary focus this weekend will be retrieving the Christmas decor from the guest room closet. Many of you are way ahead of us.

Thanks to You

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are in need of a few stories to get through the December blogging. Several of you have promised; however, we understand how busy you might be–nevertheless, if you can send along something we would greatly appreciate it. 

About OwyheeStar

We are Professional Weimaraner breeders--with forty years experience at raising puppies. For many years, we have focused exclusively on the Weimaraner! If you are considering the Weimaraner, or live with one, we welcome you to sign up to our blog. We sincerely hope you will find the information, the stories, and varied posts insightful (as well as entertaining). To those who live with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner, we send special thanks. We appreciate the photos, the news, and your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the extended OwyheeStar family.

Posted on December 3, 2016, in News, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, Weekly Newsreel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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