Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmasy


This is what it looks like from the window of my bedroom, here in Tahoe. It could not be more Christmasy. I arrived to snowfall and all the quiet that comes with it. My daughter is healing in Portland. I stayed a few extra days (should have stayed more). She has her husband home, and help from her sister and mother-in-law. I am grateful this holiday season that my girl is here with us, and we are not grieving a tragedy. I will deal with the doctor later...

It is looking to be a quiet Christmas. Our daughter and her family probably will not be able to join us for the ski holiday they had been planning. But that is okay. This season is a time to be grateful for what you have, not what is missing.

The remodel is coming along. We are now in nail-biting time to finish before Christmas Day. I am pushing for Friday. The contractor is doing his best with last-minute problems like the stainless sink that was damaged just when the granite guy needed it to install. We have had problems getting some of the doors, a common occurrence with mountain living in the winter. So my little home will be workable for the holiday, if not perfect. Much like life, I guess.

3 comments:

SHEMA said...
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Faithful said...

Glad to hear all is getting better and that you get to enjoy the snow from your beautiful perch.

Jo-Mama said...

That is just beautiful! I am sure that just being together and knowing that your family is healthy and mending is all the gift you wanted for Christmas. Now you have the gift of the beauty of Tahoe. So sorry about the loss of your friend. Take some time to refill your heart with life's memories of those dear to you. Hugs