Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's beginning to NOT look a lot like Christmas

Sunset without any fanfare
Before the beard trim
December 18, 2012 sitting outside in the 80 degree weather
After the beard trim

 I am having a hard time copping with Christmas this year.  Now don't misunderstand me ... I'm loving the warm weather here in the Texas hill country ... but I'll admit that I miss the snow.  I don't miss it enough to a WHOLE WINTER of snow ... but a day would be nice.  Today's high is between 80 & 85 depending on whose report I see.  And tomorrow's low is supposed to be 21 or 23.  But there's no chance at all of snow with a humidy of only 10%.  And then the weather will jump back into the 60s and 70s.

Winter is hell

I posted this on FaceBook expecting to generate some comments from friends back home in Iowa.  Nope! Not a one!  Probably too busy pushing snow.

This morning I received a Weatherbug alert for our area in Texas that said "Fire Weather Warning".    The air mass moving into the area is so dry and windy that it triggered the warning.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 10-18 2012

I had posted on Facebook that I was becoming so good at doing nothing that I could now do it in my sleep.  It seems that our lives went from 'doing nothing' to busy every day. 
On December 7th we had our Christmas Potluck and gift exchange here at Shady Oaks.
Sunday school and church on the 9th.
Bible study at Shady Oaks on the 10th
11th was a different Bible study at Highland Lakes UMC
On the 12th we had a community breakfast at HL UMC
The 13th I attended a Qigong class (exercise)
14th other than the daily coffee with the guys was a quiet day.
My granddaughter's birthday party was on the 15th ... after the party we also did some shopping while we were 'in town'
HL UMC had their Christmas Cantata on the 16th
17th Shady Oaks Bible study
18th HL UMC Bible study

The following photos are out of chronological order because that is the way they loaded and I haven't figured out how to easily move them into order.

December 12
Sitting room for these
gorgeous Texas days

Steam rising from Inks Lake above the dam

Another cloudless Texas sunrise

December 12


Colorado River below Inks Dam
December 15 ... Sofia's Birthday Party

December 18 
Landscapes from near our campsite

Buzzards near our campsite

With this many buzzards around, I don't take naps outside!

December 17
Predawn on a cloudless Texas morning