For us, it's white Friday.
It actually started last night.
We had finished our Albuquerque Turkey with all the trimmings, and had eaten pumpkin pie with "real whipped cream," as N. calls it. You know, the kind you whip up with a mixer.
We had had our after-dinner cup of tea, washed the dishes and put the crystal away.
N. kept going to the window to see if had started yet.
We settled into our living room--usable once again, now that the floor is done--when we heard the sleet against the skylights.
Doesn't the living room look nice? We got the rug on sale at the hardware store. N. helped pick it out. I wanted a softer, more expensive one, but as N. pointed out: "Mom, we have two dogs, two cats and me!" So I bought a can of spray-on scotch guard and the more practical, inexpensive rug.
But I digress! As I was saying,
the long-predicted storm had finally come!
But we were snuggled on the couches--me and N. on one, the dogs on the other, and Bruce in his recliner, to watch It's a Wonderful Life, as is our custom every Thanksgiving after dinner. I did snap a picture of two when we took the dogs out of the first snow with accumulation of the season. As we walked the dogs in the falling snow last night, Bruce and N. gave us a rousing chorus of Over the River and Through the Woods. We are easily pleased!
It is a wonderful day to enjoy the beauty of our mountains, rejoice in the first measurable precipitation since October 19th, and stay home and snuggle.
We had laid up a good supply of hot chocolate, spiced cider, and of course we have leftovers from our Thanksgiving Dinner.
I am enjoying White Friday more than I would have enjoyed Black Friday.
It is a nice way to have downtime before the frenzy that marks the end of the university semester begins! And Hannukah comes early this year, too!