More snow today – another two inches after it snowed for five hours solid this morning. I love winter….but even I’m fed up of the snow and ice now. It’s beautiful and magical and wonderful….for the first three or four days. Then it’s a pain in the bum and we’ve had standing snow and ice for very nearly a month now
Emily caught a nasty cold from her sleepover friend (who was suffering through Saturday, bless her heart); thought Emily was going to escape it as yesterday she wasn’t too bad, but today she’s had a rotten high fever. This evening she went to bed at 7.30 (!!!!) burning up and thoroughly miserable and snuggled up to watch The Simpsons Movie for about the hundredth time on her portable DVD player. Just over two hours later, she’s bouncing around, wide awake, full of energy and wanting food 🙂 – good old nurofen.
In between batches of poorly, however, we’ve had another good few days. Emily’s made some festive window art and lots more Christmas cards. Yesterday she baked a gingerbread house, following on from the tradition we established last year. Given that she was poorly while making it, some of the measurements were a bit wonky, so it didn’t quite fit together as well as last year’s effort….but today she had great fun decorating it with the obligatory overload of sweeties 🙂 🙂
Yesterday morning I was up at 5 working, so I was awake in good time to watch the lunar eclipse. It was freeeeezing cold, but I did manage to get some quite nice photographs of it before it vanished completely into the dawn.
Our yule lanterns turned out beautifully in the end, so yesterday we stuck to our plans to eat outside; got fish and chips instead of cooking to minimise the amount of stuff we had to take outside and we all wrapped up warm and ate and thought about the solstice and the stories associated with it.
And so, it’s nearly Christmas. I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year, and to Emily’s birthday, and indeed to 2011 as a whole. 🙂 🙂