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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yay for Snow

We got a little bit of snow here in Northern Jersey...it'll be gone by tonight because of the rain, but I feel like a kid for a few hours at least. Yay for snow! It is so so so cleansing.

I haven't had a tree since I last lived with someone. I love the smell, but I find it reminds me of the lonely aspects too much. So I just decorate my windows. Here are my snowpeople and the heart ornament I got for my birthday many years ago.

And of course the 5 nutcrackers keeping watch...

And here is the dove ornament that I put up when the military first went to war in Afghanistan. It is up 365/24/7. I said I wouldn't take it down until they were all back home. I knew it would be awhile, but I never thought it would travel to 3 rentals over so many years. It seems perhaps it will have to remain up forever, but I do wish we could bring'em home.

I am not a mindless patriotic flag-waver, but a patriot who questions her government while remaining an optimistic fool, hoping for a more peaceful new year around the world.

Did anyone send a card to Walter Reed?

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001


Vinnie Sorce said...

I grew up in North Jersey in Hillsdale. Where ya at? I discovered you from Julie's blog.

Soxy Deb said...

I did!!! I didn't know if I was "allowed" to send more than one - never sent any before, but I sent two.

It's so nice to see your xmas decorations!!

Hope your feeling a little better today!

Lila said...

It is nice to look at it, isn't it? It's like being inside the Charles Dickens novel or a snow globe.

Graciela said...

I'm in Seattle and we got 9 inches of snow tday...more on the way! Very unusual. Normally, I hate snow, but this storm is so bad that I knew I couldn't get into work today. Once the snow is so deep, you know you have no choice, so you just enjoy the experience. I stayed home with my dog and decorated my small (artificial) Christmas tree. (I love my fake tree...I just have to take it out of the box in the basement.)

My dog is a small terrier and the snow is so deep it is up to his chin! He was none too thrilled to go outside to do his business this morning. I had to shovel him a little spot off the deck for him to have a place to go potty!

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