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Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Break is better with snow

What a difference some snow and cold makes!

Last Friday the kids went on Christmas vacation - no more school to keep them occupied for a good portion of the day.  Last year we had no snow for their Christmas break.  Worse yet, for much of the time it was raining and dismal grey.  The family spent much of the break all cooped up in the house looking out the windows at the overflowing gutters.  It was sort of like being in prison only worse because you were in prison with irritable, grumpy kids who needed entertainment.  An eternal sort of torture that would fit right in with that of Sisyphus or Tantalus of Greek mythology.

But not this year!  With some snow and cold there are outside activities.  We've been going to the golf course to go skiing and yesterday, for the first time in I can't remember how long, I saw the kids sledding in the backyard.  Whooo hoooooo real snow and cold, and bright nights.  Thank you Ullr!

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