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In the (St.) Nick of time

Greetings, friends.....just back from a brief trip to Colorado to visit our daughter and her family.  And apparently we got out just in time, as there was a blizzard warning for the Denver area Tuesday night.  Sometimes, advance planning works out just fine!

Our granddaughter (our daughter's oldest) appeared in a local production of "The Nutcracker" again this year, which was the centerpiece of our visit.  And she also played a song from the same ballet as part of a piano recital, so you'll forgive me if THAT SONG is coming through this post and you're hearing it, as I am.

Colorado weather is pretty amazing.  It's very cold there this morning, I'm sure because of the snow that came overnight.  But tomorrow it should be back in the upper 40s.  And with their characteristic low humidity, snow doesn't last very long, at least not like it does when it becomes cold enough to snow here in Kentucky.

But we had a good visit, albeit dampened a bit by Friday's events in Newtown, Connecticut.  I was very glad to be with two of my grandchildren that day, and was thinking of the other two pretty continually throughout the weekend.  Such a shame for this to happen.......again.  We can only hope that those in charge can do something to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Ready to slide off of the "fiscal cliff?"  Looks like that's where we're headed.  Hope it's not a long way down.  And honestly, who looks like the problem here?

We've finished our shopping (I think), so now what's left for us to do is wrap all of the goodies for our family and friends.  I'm taking more time off from work (good time to do it, as there's not much happening right now) starting Saturday all the way through January 1.  Looking forward to a slower pace for a while!

So, if you haven't already, deck those halls and get into the Christmas spirit!




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