The sun is shining and it is a glorious day. There is nothing like a good rainstorm to wash the plants of all the past year's dust and ash which, in turn, makes the entire area appear to sparkle. This past storm was quite chilly for us and left a wonderful snowcapped mountain landscape all around us. The photo does not do it justice as it truly looked as though it was glowing. (I'll eventually get this blogging with photos down.)
Meanwhile the weekend was just a wonderful time to settle in with some great projects, cooking and enjoying the warm fire.
Christmas is officially over at my home. I packed away the last nativity set this a.m. and my house looks so bare. They were still singing the Christmas carols at church yesterday morning, but I am certain this will be the last week. They sang one of my favorite songs, The Wood of the Cradle. I guess I could continue to play the tunes around here but that would be rather silly in January.
We had a young CHP officer injured very severely in an accident in December. We have all been praying for him and his family. Since he was a frequent customer at our son's restaurants there is a big fund raiser for the next two days. I will include his brother's website so anyone else can follow his progress. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonypedeferri The man that was the cause of the accident is to appear before the courts today to be charged with DUI and other charges. It is a very sad story.
This evening we are having my FIL over for a leg of lamb dinner. We were all discussing hot malasadas on the way to church yesterday. Have you ever eaten them? We used to have them from the local stands when we lived in Hawaii. I made them for the children growing up and they always loved them. Well.....I have a batch rising right now. My mouth is watering as I imagine the delicious first one -- hot and covered with sugar. YUM! It is definitely NOT included in the new year's diets.
I hope all have a wonderful week.