Monday, December 07, 2009

I Got My Snow

Great weekend! Had a nice time at the company party, got to see and listen to the Band of Brothers (more on that in another post), went to a Christmas concert, and spent all of Sunday marveling at the gorgeous snowfall, writing, and relaxing. Here's a shot of me and two of my wonderful co-workers:

And here's the snow at about 4 p.m. or so. It kept snowing and I'd estimate that we got a few inches.
Ahh. Here's the finished Christmas decor in the living room! It went together well and I'm pleased with the results.
Felt great to get back to my novel. I'm hoping I can concentrate on it a bit more this week since most of the Christmas shopping and decorating is done. I'm not baking anything this year, so no need to worry about that. I do still need to get my Christmas cards sent off. I always enjoy Christmas cards, even though the tradition appears to be dying out somewhat thanks to the Internet and e-cards. Still, I think receiving a Christmas card in the mail is nice.

Today is also the 68th anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941. You can read President Roosevelt's speech asking Congress to declare war on the Japanese here. Unbelievable that it's already been 68 years - and even better? The Japanese are now our allies. Amazing what happens in history, isn't it?





13 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you had a blast Melissa! Now where we you in the picture lineup?

    Your tree glows with Christmas cheer- I do love this time of year! Wish I could say I was finished shopping though.

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  2. Tamika - I'm on the far right. :-)

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  3. You know I'm jealous, don't you.

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  4. Everything looks lovely.

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  5. Me too. I got my snow *squee*. Snowball fight! . . . nice smile, party girl. :-)

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  6. What lovely pictures, Melissa! Glad that you're almost done with your Christmas prep! I'm trying not to do as much this year either! But it's hard not to get swept into more than I should!

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  7. You look beautiful!

    You got to hear the BoB this past weekend? That is so cool. I wish we had attended the fundraiser. I felt like shrieking like a teenage girl at Twilight when I read parts of the article to Jeremy. : )

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  8. Your tree looks gorgeous and your home has the perfect blend of cozy and delightful. Happiest of Holidays to you.

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  9. They're such lovely pictures! What a perfect weekend.

    And I loved that you used the term "kindred spirits" in your comment on my blog today. It was a phrase I'd included at one stage. Proof, right there. *hugs*

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  10. I love your living room! It sounds like you had a really nice time out and are back into the writing spirit:)
    Thank you for your kind words about my mom. It means alot.

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  11. No snow here but COLD!! Brrrr. Perfect for staying inside with hot chocolate and writing.

    Your living room is beautiful--that tree is amazing. Congrats on the snow!

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  12. Melissa, You really have a great looking blog.
    And it appears that you're becoming prolific. (-:

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  13. Love the pix! You are beautiful with that auburn hair. I like old things so I'm in love with your background!

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