Friday, December 23, 2011

In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman

tree pine-graphicsfairy008bJust in time to put us into the spirit a little bit of snow has dusted the property. Christmas preparations were underway today. Presents have been wrapped and lefse has been made.

Lefse is a Norwegian flatbread made with potatoes. The dough is rolled out and then cooked in a dry skillet. It is a slow and tedious process (we made 3 batches), but with each of us manning a post it wasn’t too bad. We listened to Christmas music and recounted memories of Christmases past.

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The dogs of course just took the opportunity to lay around like dogs!

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Santa Reindeer vintage image graphicsfairy008cI follow Google LatLong blog to keep up to date with what Google is doing with maps and earth. Today the post was about their partnership with NORAD to track Santa on Christmas Eve. The post told how the tradition started (wrong number!), and how NORAD has expanded their offerings. I remember hearing the updates on the radio when I was a little girl. Oh what a thrill passed through me - Santa really was coming! Today the thrill is still there but some tears prick my eyes as well. Why? I think there's a little bit of me that still believes, but there's another part that is sad for the passing of innocence.

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