We are in the thick of December
It is ten days until Christmas Eve. I always order our Christmas with a side of snow. The snow has been beautiful; however, the cold has been extreme. You know it is cold when we are glad that it got up to twenty degrees. Today, it might get above freezing. The thaw brings its own special yuck with it. As humans, we are hard to please. It is too hot. It is too cold. There is too much rain, or not enough. The Treasure Valley is a four-season region. These seasons often bring the extreme, but in the winter, the extremes are more severe to the north, and in the winter, the temps are a lot higher looking south. For all the seasonal changes, we find there is still moderation. Extreme (outside the norm) conditions are short-lived. In the midst of the bitter cold, we long for warmer temps, and in the midst of the blistering hot summer, we ask for a cooling trend. The Weims seem to take most of this in stride, or make it sport. The exception would be the rain-hating Weims. I suspect they have humans that feel much the same about the weeping sky syndrome.
Our December has been too cold for our liking. Regardless, that should not put a damper on the holiday spirit. Light the fire, and prepare some food. Gather everyone around and celebrate the Christmas holiday in style. Dusty wasn’t sure why I wanted him to put on a different collar. He usually sticks with his rolled leather necklace, but he was a good sport.
Here are the links for this week’s blogs….
Cliff is getting ready to load up. He is making the trip to Pendleton. This has been in the works for about seven weeks. It is hard to believe we are here, and Cliff is bringing the precious cargo west. We are fortunate the trip was not slated for last weekend. The snow was plentiful, and would surely have caused some delay. Today, the roads are supposed to be in good condition. It appears, we are going to have some good luck.
Take notice and embrace the moment…
Whatever you find yourself doing today, be safe. Have fun, and embrace the moment. One day, all too soon we will look back upon this holiday season. Someone who shared this moment with us, may not be here next year. Whether this is a fur family member or those of the human persuasion, they will be missed. If you are suffering a recent loss, our prayers and thoughts go out to you. Take care of yourself.
Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)
~Thank you for being a part of our lives!