What a month!! First .. thank you to all who wished my son a speedy recovery. He is all better now and ready for Santa!
Next .. we got hit with a snowstorm the likes of which hasn't been seen in this area for about 40 years. We have been snowed in for 9 days now. I say snowed in because historically we get a few flakes here or there, but never any real snow. Nothing you can stuff a ruler into and be amazed at how deep it is. We don't even own boots, shovels or snow chains. Never been a need. But we haven't lost power and have plenty of food so we are good :) Last night we got 12 more inches of snow and then had freezing rain coat everything in a 1/2" thick glaze of ice. YUCK!! And this morning there are people skiing down the middle of our street!The pics are of my winter blooming camellia -- doesn't it look gorgeous dressed in snow? This was on the first day of snow. It's not looking as pretty now :(School of course has been cancelled for days. So, what have I been doing? Making ninja cities with my two little guys :)And designing new pretty jewels.I haven't been blogging since the snow. Between taking care of two little active guys at home and trying to get ready for Christmas in a snow-bound house it's been a little hectic. I didn't even know that the blog post I had scheduled to post automatically during my busy shipping weeks didn't post for some reason. So .. if you feel like reading more, read the next post down :)
And finally ... If you have kids and would like to do something cool with them, check out the NORAD SANTA TRACKER 2008. This site is a hoot! It pretends to be NORAD (military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada) tracking Santa's activities in the sky. Important: it doesn't go live until Santa takes off in his sled Christmas Eve, so there is nothing to see until then! When live, it shows a globe with present icons popping up on the cities of the Earth as Santa visits each one in real time. Select major cities get animated cut-scenes. I did it with my kids last year and they were just riveted!
*** Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and A Happy New Year to Everyone!!! ***