2017 — The Last Saturday Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~DECEMBER 30, 2017
Christmas came and went, and now Valentines appears on store shelves. Wait–I still have Christmas decorations up, and we have not celebrated the New Year yet. What kind of crazy is behind putting out the Valentines before we say goodbye to December? We won’t be shopping for a February love fest anytime soon. Instead, we will love on the winter fare–New Years, and the frosted loveliness winter offering.
Deer prints imprint the hayfield snow near the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary. You can tell they were crossing over. We have not spotted then of late; however, they are finding refuge, eats, and some salt to lick on our property. We love knowing they enjoy the area along with the birds and our Weims. Of course, the Weims do not make it safe for the birds or the deer. They would give chase in a heartbeat if possible. We are hoping for the geese to drop in–we hear them and see them fly over. Last winter (before the sheep came to graze) they favored our place.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the various posts.
Sunday— December 24 — In Preparation
Monday — December 25 — Stackhouse Speaks
Tuesday — December 26 — After Christmas
Wednesday — December 27 — Resolutions
Thursday —December 28 — New Year Celebrations
Friday — December 29 — Too Fun (Bella and Levi)
On a very personal note
Our family gathered for Christmas at our son’s place. He worked himself to exhaustion but what a spread–the wontons, the egg rolls, and smoked turkey were the favorites. I made the Oriental Chicken Salad and all but a small amount disappeared. Young Nick (because Ashley is married to a Nick, too) wanted to save what was left for a snack. I guess it is good when a pre-teen likes salad.
The sign (MERRY) was a gift from one of the many foster kids who came into our lives. He promised to make Christmas to go with; however, it didn’t happen. I decided a long time ago that it speaks to life. I use it every year–it is a bit nicked up, and while it lacks the second promised portion, I love it. Merry–what is not appropriate about that stand-alone message?
Cliff continues to work on his project–the carport enclosure. Things take more time to complete due to the cold, the snow, and slickness. This morning we had freezing rain to top it off. I hope he is safe each time he goes out the door. Well, January brings more medical and a slug of dental. I think this could be a constant for us as we age. The alternative (to aging or not keeping the teeth) is not our preference. We are happy, exhausted, but it is well with our soul.